100% cotton underWHERE?
February 23, 2014 7:52 AM   Subscribe

Gap Body has discontinued my favorite underwear that I have worn for years. Please help find me a suitable replacement.

The Gap Body underwear that is no longer for sale was:
-100% cotton
-string-bikini cut
-exceptionally well-fitting on a very small, thin girl who nevertheless has considerable buttflesh (think size extra small, but with ample butt.)

The Gap Body underwear replaced, about 7 years ago, Victoria's Secret underwear that was once 100% cotton and then ceased being 100% cotton, and also got skimpier in the rear. Now, Gap Body has eliminated their 100% cotton underwear, and what they are calling "cotton" is 90-something percent, which will not work for me, because I hate it. Why did they do this to me?! What heathens have ruined my life!?

I digress. What I want to know is this: Who else makes 100% cotton underwear in a string bikini style that, even in tiny sizes, has room for a butt? Prefer well-made underwear in a very soft cotton; I know I can go to Duane Reade and get 100% Hanes but I've done that in an underwear emergency before and they were not so soft and there was not enough butt room.

Money is not that much of a concern. Obviously I don't want to spend 500 dollars on a single pair of underwear, but. Butt.
posted by millipede to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Have you tried the Jockey Elance string bikinis?
posted by Candleman at 8:08 AM on February 23, 2014

Check Cosabella. If there's a style you like it will be pretty easy to find in NYC. I no longer have the money or ass for them, but when I did I lived in various cotton styles.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:08 AM on February 23, 2014

Try Jockey.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 10:12 AM on February 23, 2014

Thirding Jockey, which you can get at places like Macy's.
posted by gudrun at 10:49 AM on February 23, 2014

Fourthing Jockey Elance. Love love love.
posted by arnicae at 11:23 AM on February 23, 2014

Hanro for a more upscale version
posted by rmless at 4:05 PM on February 23, 2014

Ordered a pack of the jockey elance to test them. At a glance, they seem a little... chunkier looking than I was hoping for, if that makes sense? The Gap ones (RIP) were a bit more graceful-looking and skimpier on the sides.

Hanro looks nice but they don't have string bikini style. Also wasn't able to find cosabella in string bikini that was also 100% cotton.
posted by millipede at 12:38 PM on February 24, 2014

FWIW a similarly distraught friend emailed Gap about them today and they said, "There is very strong demand to bring them back." You might try emailing as well. Fingers crossed for y'all.
posted by FuzzyVerde at 4:39 PM on March 6, 2014 [2 favorites]

I miss the Gap plain black underwear too. Why did they have to ruin such a good thing? I can't imagine they weren't selling well.

I don't like the Elance ones for the same reason - the seams are especially thick.

I ended up buying a bunch of these Nordstrom cotton bikinis. They're not string bikini style, but they fit well and aren't as chunky as the Jockey ones.
posted by barnone at 3:36 PM on February 4, 2015

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