I need underpants that fit my post-baby hips, thighs, and belly flop and do not ride up. Tell me what to buy, Metafilter!
I have a curious habit of falling in love with underwear styles that are almost immediately discontinued. My favorite-ever underwear were these
, which I hoarded after they were disappeared from all stores and wore until the waistbands were all unraveling. I've since had a baby and I need new panties.
I gained about fifty pounds during the pregnancy; I'm only about ten pounds over where I started, but a significantly different shape. My butt and thighs seem smaller, but I have a pretty poochy belly (like so
). My post-partum pants fit and then rapidly slide down beneath the flop, and my old size 7 underwear keeps falling down, too. I currently have a 43" hip and my natural waist is 36", but, you know, it's all pretty floppy.
My biggest concern with underpants is no wedgies
(and good god, please, no thongs, and no seams across the crotch either, thanks). My second is that it all looks pretty seamless under clothes. I've always preferred low-cut styles (because I mostly wear low-cut pants) but I'm starting to wonder if some kind of high-cut panties are called for now to suck it all in. I loved that the hanes prevented chub rub--I had pretty thunderous thighs even when I weighed next to nothing in high school--and I've tried to wear men's boxer briefs to replicate that, but they fit weird all over--the waistband cuts across my belly, and they're always saggy baggy in the front. I remember that I liked microfiber panties years ago (mostly low cut bikini briefs) but have worn cotton since.
So help me find underpants, metafilter. I want to hear your favorite styles for post-baby bellyfloppy bliss.