Glamour Puss

1940s pinups taught me a valuable lesson. Namely, that sexy can mean something other than rail thin and scantily clad.

Frank Powolny's famous 1943 picture of Betty Grable.

Frank Powolny’s 1943 picture of Betty Grable became the most popular “pinup” of World War II. Available under a CC-SA 3.0 license.

Hanky Panky’s Retro Lace Collection is inspired by lingerie popular during Hollywood’s Golden Age. What today might look like a lot of fabric for a panty would, in the 1940s, have been brief indeed, and fit right in.

Nancy Porter in a 1945 "pinup" for Yank Magazine, available under a CC-SA 3.0 license.

Nancy Porter in a 1945 “pinup” for Yank Magazine, available under a CC-SA 3.0 license.

When I first tried our Retro Thong, what really blew me away was how flattering it was. If I’m honest, I’m happier at 38 than I was at 28, but much less toned (read: no longer have discernible ab muscles). The high band of Retro lace, which sits just below the navel and has more spandex in it than our Signature Lace, gave me a smooth, hourglass shape. Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing the work I needed to do to look good in my clothes, I saw my clothes working for me.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Silhouettes

Three popular and flattering silhouettes: Retro Thong (available in One Size to fit 2-12 & One Size Plus to fit 14-24), Retro Hot Pant (available in sizes S-XL), and Retro V-kini (available in sizes S-XL and 1X-3X).

Wearing underwear that flatters me, as I am, not as I wish I would be, looks and feels good. It means self-acceptance, which underlies confidence. And if Betty Grable’s mischievous grin in the most popular pinup of WWII tells us anything, it’s that nothing’s sexier than confidence.

As another famous glam girl said, “strike a pose, there’s nothing to it.”

-Clara

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Chloe

Chloe, a new Hanky Panky print for Fall 2015.

Zoom in on Chloe, a new Hanky Panky print for Fall 2015.

Chloe, Hanky Panky’s latest print for Fall 2015, is a modern take on vintage “big bloom” floral prints. Pale peach anemone blossoms and jagged, lavender-gray leaves give the print its feminine yet edgy look. Printed on our Signature and Retro laces, Chloe has the look of a watercolor and ink etching.

Vintage 1950s gold and yellow floral print halter dress, on sale by Thrift & Modern on 1stdibs.com.

Vintage 1950s gold and yellow floral print halter dress, on sale by Thrift & Modern on 1stdibs.com.

Hanky Panky’s design team looks at hundreds of possible prints each season. Choosing the ten or so that will make it to production generally occasions a lot of debate around the design table, but once in a while there’s a print that everyone loves at first sight. “We really liked this print because it looks hand-drawn and unique,” said Anna, an assistant designer.

Hanky Panky’s print collections are always a limited run, and, generally, a print is available in four to six styles. Our unequivocal enthusiasm for Chloe is clear in the number of styles in the collection: a whopping nine. For the Chloe-lover, this is an opportunity to get multiple looks or lingerie “sets” from just a few purchases.

The Chloe topline (left to right): Cami ($59), Chemise ($90), and Retro Bralette ($64). Available on hankypanky.com.

Tops in the Chloe collection (left to right): Chemise ($90), Cami ($59), and Retro Bralette ($64). Available on hankypanky.com.

Chloe panties and thongs (left to right): Original Rise Thong ($24), Low Rise Thong ($24), V-Kini ($32), Boyshort ($38), Retro Thong ($28), and Retro V-Kini ($38).

Chloe panties and thongs (left to right): Original Rise Thong ($24), Low Rise Thong ($24), V-Kini ($32), Boyshort ($38), Retro Thong ($28), and Retro V-Kini ($38). Available on hankypanky.com.

For example, if, like many Hanky Panky staffers, you are a fan of our Retro Bralette, whose extra spandex and seamed construction give the girls a little extra lift, pair the Chloe Retro Bralette with the Chloe Retro Thong or Chloe Retro V-Kini for an Old Hollywood glam look, and the Chloe Low Rise Thong or Chloe Boyshort for a more playful look. One bra + two bottoms = two sets.  Not bad for wearable art, huh?

-Clara & Zanny

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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern: Lime Green, Limelight, and Key Lime Pie

Two months have flown by and with only two weeks left of my summer internship, I thought I would give you a retrospective glimpse of my time here at Hanky Panky.

The first several weeks were all about discovering the lay of the land and learning the ins and outs of a routine that would later become second nature. As a newbie, I expected to face many challenges, but there were some I had no idea were coming my way.

Can you tell the difference between the colors Lime Green, Limelight, and Key Lime Pie? What’s the difference between an Original Rise Thong and a Low Rise Thong? Boyshort lace and Signature lace? Fabric scissors and paper ones? All good questions. Although the answers are now obvious to me—except the one about the colors, that will forever leave me perplexed—at the time these inquiries left me wide-eyed and confused.

3 swatches of Signature lace in three similar colors: Lime Green, Key Lime Pie, and Limelight.

Lime Green, Key Lime Pie, and Limelight

However scary these unknowns were, I knew I would figure it out because, let’s face it, these are typical intern problems. The challenge that I was completely unready for was… sustainability.

Go ahead, laugh. Being sustainable is really not that difficult, you say, but for me, it was. Sure, I recycle, take short showers and walk to work when I can, but I could never justify any further inconveniences because my actions lacked immediate, visible results. I still believe that as an individual, my impact, however well-intentioned is minimal. However, as part of a group, I now can see that these same actions have a much more significant effect.

Sustainability is all about a mindset. A mindset that is willing to sacrifice little conveniences for the greater benefit of the Earth; a mindset that I always wished I had but never really embraced. However, when you are introduced into an environment like Hanky Panky’s, which values and promotes sustainability with sincere fervor, it is much easier to acquire a like-minded attitude.

In an effort to promote the eco-responsibility of their company, Hanky Panky has posted signs, which give reason to some of their more bizarre acts of sustainability:

“We do not purchase paper towels, thereby saving trees and the 168,000 paper towels’ worth of methane-producing paper trash per year that would otherwise be generated by this office. We suggest bringing a small re-usable hand towel for your own [use]…”

The first day I got home from work I called my mom on the phone to give her a detailed account of the paper-towel-less-ness of the Hanky Panky Headquarters. I also continued on to explain another strange phenomenon—I wanted to invest in a reusable water bottle. Dead silence met me on the other end of the line, followed by a chuckle and the response, “YOU?!? Want a reusable water bottle?” I had never been a fan of the idea because 1) I always forget to use the water bottle or 2) I was too lazy to clean it out. However, the overwhelming amount of Hanky Panky themed reusable cups present in the office made me feel a tinge of guilt for not participating in this act of sustainability. At the end of this summer, I won’t be leaving without my purple, Hanky Panky themed reusable cup in one hand and a new view of sustainability in the other.

The author holding a purple Hanky Panky reusable thermal cup.

My Hanky Panky reusable cup

-Zanny

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Panties that Beat the Heat

It’s hot and humid. Sweat happens. So what’s a girl to do to stay dry down under?

Here are our staff picks for panties that beat the heat:

#1 BARE

Hanky Panky BARE Boyshort in Bliss Pink.  $30 on hankypanky.com. Available in 10 colors, including skin tones, sizes xs, s, m and l.

Hanky Panky BARE Boyshort in Bliss Pink. $30 on hankypanky.com. Available in 10 colors, including skin tones, sizes xs, s, m and l.

Hanky Panky BARE is made from a patented nylon microfiber that wicks sweat away from your skin. Add a cotton-lined gusset, whisper-thin fabric that’s like a soft kiss on your skin, and raw cut edges that are invisible under clothes, and you have the go-to summer underwear for Hanky Panky staffers.

The BARE bottoms line-up, from left to right: G-String in Vanilla ($20); "Eve" Natural Rise Thong in Taupe ($22); "Godiva" Hi-Rise Thong in Toffee ($25); Boyshort in Mahogany ($30); Bike Short in Taupe ($45).  The BARE Bike Short is this summer's solution to chaffing.

The BARE bottoms line-up, from left to right: G-String in Vanilla ($20); “Eve” Natural Rise Thong in Taupe ($22); “Godiva” Hi-Rise Thong in Toffee ($25); Boyshort in Mahogany ($30); Bike Short in Taupe ($45). Available on hankypanky.com.

#2 Organic Cotton

Cotton with a Conscience Original Rise Thong. $18 on hankypanky.com. Also available in Low Rise and Petite Low Rise.

Cotton with a Conscience® Original Rise Thong. $18 on hankypanky.com. Also available in Low Rise and Petite Low Rise.

Just the sight of crisp white cotton is enough to lower my body temperature. And before high-tech wicking synthetics like BARE came along, we learned from Mom that cotton was the way to go for hygiene and comfort during hot summer months.

Ours isn’t just any old cotton.  Hanky Panky’s Cotton with a Conscience® collection is made from ultra-premium Supima® cotton fiber, organically-grown in the USA. Supima® cotton fibers have superior strength, so our cotton thongs and panties will serve you well for many summers to come.

#3 Hanky Panky Silky

Silky Luxe Hi-Rise Brief in Crystal Pink. $50 on hankypanky.com. Available in s, m, l, xl.

Silky Luxe Hi-Rise Brief in Crystal Pink. $50 on hankypanky.com. Available in s, m, l, xl.

Looking at this vintage-inspired, elegant brief, you would never guess that it was comfortable in a heatwave. But the Hanky Panky Silky collection is made from a fabric developed just for us—a naturally hydrophilic filament rayon spandex blend that is nearly as breathable as cotton. Wonders never cease.

Follow these tried-and-true solutions from Hanky Panky staffers and you’ll breeze through the stickiest summer with aplomb.

-Clara & Zanny

 

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Shorts Story

Bike Shorts on the Runway from left: Reinaldo Lourencio, Viktor & Rolf, Moschino, Viktor & Rolf, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Photographs courtesy of WGSN.

Bike Shorts on the Runway from left: Reinaldo Lourencio, Viktor & Rolf, Moschino, Viktor & Rolf, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Photographs courtesy of WGSN.

Layered, or on their own, shorts are having a bit of a moment. While thongs will always be our first love here at Hanky Panky, short and swingy summertime skirts, rompers and dresses call for a little more coverage.

Here is a small selection of our absolute favorite shorts.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Boyshorts

Signature Lace Boyshorts

Signature Lace Boyshort
Our Signature Lace boyshort has been a best-seller since its introduction in 2004. With the perfect balance of coverage and flirtiness, the boyshort is trimmed in soft scalloped lace, and is smooth under clothing. Available in sizes XXS-XL and 1X-3X.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Hot Pant

Retro Lace Hot Pant

Retro Lace Hot Pant
The retro hot pant is great for women who want a little more coverage and support, but still want a sexy, short length. Available in sizes S-XL.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bike Short

Signature Lace Bike Short

Signature Lace Bike Shorts
These pretty mid-thigh shorts are made of our soft, stretch Signature Lace, and feature a wide, comfortable, line-free waistband and wide stretch lace bands at the hem to keep the shorts in place. Looks super cute peeking out from under a short skirt or romper. Available in sizes S-L.

Hanky Panky Silky Shorts 861254 & 861254X

Hanky Panky Silky Shorts 861254 & 861254X

Silky Skin Shorts
These soft, lightweight, breathable, non-constricting shorts offer comfort and coverage, and feature pretty lace bands at the legs. Available in Black or mocha, in sizes S to XL and 1X to 3X.

Hanky Panky BARE Bike Shorts

Hanky Panky BARE Bike Shorts

BARE Bike Shorts
Smooth and invisible, Hanky Panky BARE bike shorts have a clean, modern look. Raw-cut edges disappear under clothes. The moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties of our exclusive Hanky Panky BARE fabric keep you cool and comfortable. Available in sizes S-L.

-Larissa, Senior Designer 

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Slip into Hanky Panky Silky

I have made no secret of my obsession with Hanky Panky Silky, (FKA Silky Skin). This microfiber filament rayon-spandex blend jersey is ultra lightweight, smooth, luxurious, and above all super breathable and resists generating static, thanks to it being a naturally-derived cellulose fiber, and not a synthetic. So, we’re very excited to announce the expansion of this collection to include a full variety of full and half slips, with certain styles available in sizes XS to 3X.

Slips are great for filling in a neckline, smoothing out lines from bras or underwear, providing a little breeze-insurance under a swingy skirt, and for keeping your dresses and skirts exactly where they should be—especially when wearing textured tights or other friction-inducing layers. Here is a sampling of our wardrobe must-haves. Once you try one, you’ll probably want a Hanky Panky Silky slip for every outfit.

Full Slips

Hanky Panky Strapless Convertible Slip 865764

Hanky Panky Strapless Convertible Slip 865764

Silky 30” Convertible Slip
Perfect under a halter, racerback, strapless or spaghetti-strap dress, this fitted mini-length slip features removable elastic straps which may be worn straight, halter, crisscross, or strapless. Soft, brushed (non-gripper) elastic at the neckline and under the bust keep the slip comfortably in place. Measures 30″ from the shoulder or approximately 14″ from the natural waist when worn.  Available in black or mocha in sizes XS to L.

Hanky Panky Fitted Slip with Lace

Fitted Slip With Lace 865084 & 865084X

Silky Fitted Slip with Lace

Perfect under your favorite wrap dress, this fitted mid-thigh-length slip features a scoop neck, adjustable straps, and a pretty lace hem. Sizes XS to XL measure 32″ from the shoulder or approximately 16″ from the natural waist when worn. Sizes 1X to 3X measure 34″ from the shoulder or approximately 18″ from the natural waist when worn. Available in Black or mocha, in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X.

Half Slips & Shorts

Hanky Panky Silky 14” Fitted Half Slip with Lace

Silky 14” Fitted Half Slip with Lace

Silky 14” Fitted Half Slip with Lace
This fitted, thigh-length half-slip is perfect under your shortest skirts and dresses. Measures 14″ long, and finished with a 1″ lace hem. Available in Black or mocha, in sizes XS to L.

Hanky Panky Silky Shorts 861254 & 861254X

Silky Shorts 861254 & 861254X

 Silky Shorts
This soft, lightweight, non-constricting, slip-alternative is perfect under skirts and dresses. The mid-thigh length offers comfort and coverage, and the pretty lace bands at the hem keep everything in place.  Sizes S to XL have a 4″ inseam. Sizes 1X to 3X have a 6″ inseam. Available in Black or mocha, in sizes S to XL and 1X to 3X.

Hanky Panky Silky 22” Fitted Half Slip with Lace and Back Slit

Silky Fitted Half Slip with Lace and Back Slit 86S224 & 86S224X (bra unavailable)

 Silky Fitted Pencil Slip with Lace and Back Slit
Classic and glamorous, this knee-length half-slip is perfect under pencil skirts and sheath dresses. Features a pretty lace hem, and center back slit for ease of movement. Sizes XS to XL measures 22″ long. Sizes 1X to 3X measure 24″ long. Available in Black or mocha, in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X.

View the full collection here.

 -Larissa, Senior Designer

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American Values at Work

For American values in action, look no further than Hanky Panky:

Hard work, dedication to excellence, and equal opportunity are not uniquely American values, but their realization in this country is cause for celebration today.

For Hanky Panky customers, Made in America means unparalleled quality. We manufacture in New York, a stone’s throw from our corporate offices. Our Signature Lace is knitted at mills in the Northeast, and the cotton used in the gussets of our thongs and panties is grown in the Southwest. All of this means that Gale Epstein, our co-founder, President and Creative Director, can follow her perfectionist’s heart and work closely with fabric cutters, seamstresses, and fabric suppliers on every garment we make.

Local manufacturing also offers Gale and Lida Orzeck, Hanky Panky’s co-founder and CEO, the opportunity to build community while they build a business. In its 38-year history, Hanky Panky has weathered five economic recessions without a single round of lay-offs. When we invested in a high-tech cutting machine a while back, we trained our fabric cutters to relax and inspect the lace, rather than letting them go. As Lida said in a recent Fashionista article:

Gale and I are interested in running a healthy, well-regarded business — not the biggest company on the planet. . . [W]e could be a lot bigger. But we are happy to be here. We are running the show and we want to have a comfortable company that runs as a team.

But don’t take my word for it.  Come meet the people behind the panties.

Somboon, a Hanky Panky seamstress who specializes in elastic lace trims, has been with the company for 20 years. "We work like a family," says Somboon. Photo courtesy of Brian Goldman.

Somboon, a Hanky Panky seamstress who specializes in elastic lace trims, has been with the company for 20 years. “We work like a family,” says Somboon. Photo courtesy of Brian Goldman.

Somboon sews the elastic lace trim along the bottom edges of our thongs and panties. Somboon’s work is essential to the correct fit of these garments — too loose and your underwear won’t stay in place; too tight and it will pinch. She learned these skills at Hanky Panky, where she has worked for 20 years.

Leonard, who has been with Hanky Panky for about 5 years, receives cut work and bundles it together for the seamstresses. Leonard's work is "like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle," says Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky's co-founder and President & Creative Director. Photo by Brian Goldman.

Leonard, who has been with Hanky Panky for three years, coordinates cut work for production lots. Leonard’s work is “like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle,” says Gale. Photo by Brian Goldman.

Leonard coordinates cut work for production lots. (Cut work is the pieces of fabric that are cut to a pattern and later sewn together to make a garment.) Leonard’s work requires a precise understanding of size scales and color sequence, and is the basis for our correct accounting of the yardage used in production. “Leonard is also very creative,” says Gale, proudly showing me the elegant men’s bow ties that Leonard made from lace remnants, which created a lot of buzz at a recent executive management meeting.

Maggie, Hanky Panky's sample cutter, has been with the company for 13 years. "If Hanky Panky wasn't made here in New York, where would I be?" Photo by Brian Goldman.

Maggie, Hanky Panky’s sample cutter, has been with the company for 13 years. “If Hanky Panky wasn’t made here in New York, where would I be?”she asked. Photo by Brian Goldman.

Maggie has been Hanky Panky’s sample fabric cutter for 13 years.  I first met Maggie in the “picking” room at the 2012 sample sale. Flooded with thong orders from busy shoppers, Maggie’s calm, patient, centered self kept things moving, even though, at that point, I couldn’t tell the difference between and Original Rise and a Low Rise thong.  Thanks to Maggie, I saw then what makes me love working here now: “We get along like a family,” said Maggie. “Each day, we try to make each other happy, to help each other do our work.  If you are not happy, you can’t produce.”

-Clara

Special thanks to Brian Goldman for his stunning photographs of Hanky Panky employees at work.  See more at: http://www.goldmanpictures.com/Photographs/Commissions/1/thumbs

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Remembering Jerry & Shirley Bobbins

Jerry and Shirley Bobbins

Jerry and Shirley Bobbins

It was perhaps 1978, just a year or so after Gale and I founded Hanky Panky, and we were invited to a store event at a boutique in New York City. Perhaps this was a store opening—of Wife Mistress or  Beneath It All. I don’t remember the location, but I can still picture Jerry Bobbins, casually standing back in his trench coat with that mischievous grin on his face, surveying the crowd. We fell into conversation with Jerry and, not long after, he became Hanky Panky’s first sales rep.

Over the years, Jerry delightedly repeated the story of how he met his future wife, Shirley.  Curious to meet her, after she answered the phone at the lingerie department of a store where she was counting inventory, Jerry made a date for later. He managed to elicit from Shirley details of her appearance but—naughty boy—he purposely misrepresented what he was wearing—just in case!

Shirley’s family eagerly drew Jerry into their large fold and while Shirley cooked up a storm at “the big house” outside of Pittsburgh, Jerry became Shirley’s mother’s close friend and confidant.

Although technically they each represented separate companies, Shirley and Jerry were constantly on the road together over a 15-year period, travelling in their spacious Town Car, stuffed with merchandise. Even so, when Jerry died in 1996, Shirley made an appointment to speak with Gale and me to formally apply for the job that had become available.

One of Hanky Panky’s early design successes was the introduction of the shoulder pad undershirt. After some initial reluctance to sell this unique item, it became what Jerry jocularly announced to his customers was “MITB” (Money In The Bank). And when our famous thong was introduced in 1986, Jerry strung his samples together and unfurled them like a circus clown to the delight of his customers.

Shirley was a more meticulous foil to Jerry’s antics. She was a beautiful and stylish woman who remained so even as she hauled her many sample cases and racks into and out of her vehicle by herself after Jerry died. Danny Koch of the Town Shop in New York remembers being directed “do not touch anything” when he offered to help load her car after appointments.

Shirley will also be remembered by her friends at Hanky Panky as an extremely generous human being. Our shipping department could count on an elaborate thank you lunch sent in during the December holidays by Shirley and rarely did a special occasion pass without a gift from Shirley, always of impeccable taste.

As bawdy and off-color as Jerry could be, Shirley was the picture of probity. Nadine Aronson, our Specialty Account Manager recounted one of her favorite memories of Shirley. “When one of Shirley’s accounts started carrying ‘toys’ purchased from Hanky Panky, Shirley called me and said ‘darling, can you send me information on the toys you are making now?’ I turned ten different shades of red as I explained that these were ‘toys’ for adult use. Her response was, simply, ‘uh, ok…no, thank you.’”

Shirley worked with Hanky Panky, albeit on a much-reduced schedule in the last few years, until 2014. At the last Curve tradeshow she attended, she did a runway strut to show off a pair of vintage pants from Hanky Panky and, as Tammy Gutgesell, our National Sales Manager for the Specialty Channel, recalls, punctuated the show with the Hanky Panky Handshake™, giving the crowd a peek of her retro v-kini.

As she characterized everyone she interacted with, Shirley was truly “special, special, special.”

Shirley Bobbins died on June 16, 2015 at about 85 years old. She will be buried beside her beloved Jerry.

-Lida Orzeck, Hanky Panky Co-Founder and CEO

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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern

Almost halfway through my college and pre-med career, I decided that I needed a change. After three semesters of cramming my brain full of organic and inorganic chemistry, human physiology, calculus and the like, I realized that becoming a doctor just wasn’t in the cards for me. The more I thought about making the switch from the sciences to art and design—my true passions—the more overwhelmed I got. I had a clear-cut path: complete Pre-Med at Wake Forest University, do well, take the MCAT, do even better, get into Med School, graduate and voila, become a doctor. Easy, right? Wrong—but not for the reasons that you would think. Yes, Pre-Med classes were difficult and yes, the competition was fierce, but that’s not what I found challenging. What I found most difficult was maintaining interest in medicine in the face of the seemingly irrelevant and arduous Pre-Med courses. Lacking the passion I needed to move forward, I retrained my focus on a significantly less straightforward career path. Moving away from the sciences and declaring a major in Studio Art and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise was my first, and only step on this new, crazy journey. What was I going to do with a degree in art? I had and still have no idea.

At this point, you are probably wondering how this backstory is at all relevant to an internship with Hanky Panky. Well, three weeks ago, it wasn’t. But after spending the last 15-days working at the Panty Palace, I can confidently say that I have added one more stepping stone to my path. Although this step hasn’t gotten me any closer to solidifying a professional focus, I can assure you that it has allowed me to retrospectively gaze upon my recent academic decisions with confidence.

Me (Zanny) working on an Instagram Post for our new Trellis collection

Me (Zanny) working on an Instagram Post for our new Trellis collection

Without this concentration shift I would have never found my way to 373 Park Avenue South. It was the ambiguity of my future that led me to interview at Hanky Panky. I had known Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s President & Creative Director, since I could walk, or more accurately, play the harp. Both taking lessons at a small studio in the Hudson Valley, Gale and I saw each other at annual recitals and always managed to catch up regarding our mutual love for horses and the harp. My eight year-old self was completely oblivious to the world of lingerie, but as I grew older I came to admire and appreciate the Hanky Panky vision. The entrepreneurial mindset of Gale and Lida Orzeck, Hanky Panky’s co-founder and CEO, laid the foundation of their now thriving company and was a constant inspiration to me. It was these qualities, paired with the essence of creativity and aesthetics found in Fashion that encouraged me to seek out this internship.

Several months after accepting the position of Roving Creative Intern, I arrived wide-eyed and nervous to my first day of work. With only two semesters of college art under my belt and absolutely no formal design or fashion experience, I was horrified at the prospect of being asked to do something that I didn’t know how to do. Although foreign tasks were frequent at first, they were never assigned without thorough guidance. Everyone that I have worked under thus far has instructed each task with clear detail and has never hesitated to answer my endless stream of questions. In my three weeks with Hanky Panky, I have not once felt like “just an intern.” My opinion is regularly asked, heard and valued—I am part of the team.

-Zanny

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Hanky Panky Bridal, now in Plus Sizes!

We have some very exciting news! Thanks to the success of Hanky Panky lingerie in plus sizes, we’re very happy to announce new additions to our best-selling bridal line in sizes 1X to 3X, to fit brides who wear sizes 16W to 26W.

Here are a few styles for the Wedding Day and Wedding Night:

Hanky Panky Peek a Boo Lace Babydoll

Peek-a-Boo Lace Babydoll in Light Ivory

Our sheer lace Peek-a-Boo babydoll is back, in sophisticated light ivory. Matching g-string included. Available in sizes 1X to 3X. Also available in black.

Hanky Panky Annabelle Camisole, Boyshort, and Bridal Garter

Annabelle Camisole, Boyshort, and Bridal Garter in white/baby blue.

In white Signature Lace with cross-dyed trim, Annabelle brings the perfect touch of blue to your big day. This group includes a camisole, boyshort, and chemise (not pictured) in sizes 1X to 3X, and a one size plus bridal garter to fit legs that measure 22-28”.

Hanky Panky Rosalyn Chemise and Bridal Garter in ivory/baby blue.

Rosalyn Chemise and Bridal Garter in ivory/baby blue.

Rosalyn is a Hanky Panky Bridal classic in ivory Signature Lace with ruffled trim. This group includes a chemise in sizes 1X to 3X and a one size plus bridal garter to fit legs that measure 22-30”.

Hanky Panky "Bride" Camisole and Signature Lace Boyshort in White.

“Bride” Camisole and Signature Lace Boyshort in White.

And for the bride who loves to sparkle, we have our classic Signature Lace camisole in white with “Bride” written across the chest in rhinestones. It makes a great “getting ready” top, or a fabulous top to wear to your bachelorette party! Pair it with any of our white signature lace bottoms, like our thong, french brief, or the boyshort shown here. Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

Hanky Panky "I Do" Thong in Ivory

“I Do” Thong in Ivory

Say it in style with this original rise plus size thong in ivory Signature Lace with I DO emblazoned in Swarovski Elements®. One Size Plus fits sizes 14-24 best (hips measuring 44″-57″).

And for the Honeymoon:

Hanky Panky After Midnight® Plus Size Signature Lace Keyhole Open Teddy

Hanky Panky After Midnight® Signature Lace Keyhole Open Teddy

Spice up your honeymoon with this sultry open-crotch thong-back teddy with functional satin ribbon ties at the neckline, and provocative keyholes. Available in sizes 1X to 3X in black and tulip pink.

Hanky Panky After Midnight® Crotchless Thong in Plus

Hanky Panky After Midnight® Open Thong in Tulip Pink.

Crotchless thong with a scintillating opening that leaves little to the imagination.  Pair with your favorite bra, nighty, or nothing at all. Available in Tulip Pink, Black, and Leopard Print.  One Size Plus fits sizes 14-24 best (hips measuring 44″-57″).

-Larissa, Senior Designer

 

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