Introducing…the padded triangle bralette!

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Padded Bralette and Low Rise Thong

Signature Lace Padded Bralette and Low Rise Thong

Hanky Panky’s newest bralette is here! The padded triangle bralette is based off our classic Signature Lace Triangle Bralette. We’ve added stretchy and supportive power mesh lining  and pockets with lightweight removable pads for light support, coverage and subtle shaping.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Padded Bralette 487004

The Signature Lace Padded Bralette features lightweight removable pads and soft stretch tulle lining with a single dart for shaping and light support.

This style is the perfect comfy everyday bralette for petite women, and matches your favorite Signature Lace bottoms.  Available in Black with mocha lining and chai with mocha lining, in sizes XXS (30AA-B), XS (32AA-B), S (34AA-B), and M (36AA-B).

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Survey Says: Best Full Back Panty for No VPL

Want full coverage underwear without the visible panty lines (VPL)?

According to a survey of Hanky Panky staffers, the best full coverage panty for no-VPL confidence is our BARE Boyshort. “They do not show under my yoga pants,” said Larissa, our Senior Designer. Hanky Panky BARE is made from a soft, smooth, and ultra-lightweight microfiber knit. The boyshort’s raw cut edges make it invisible under the closest-fitting pants, skirts and dresses. All bottoms in the BARE collection include a Supima® cotton gusset lining.

Hanky Panky BARE Boyshort in Bliss Pink. Style No. 6J1281. $30 on hankypanky.com.

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

For full back coverage without panty lines, Hanky Panky boyshorts in Signature Lace, Heather Jersey, Modal, and Organic Cotton took a close second. Camille, our international sales manager and a “devout boyshort gal,” prefers these other boyshorts for wearing under skirts. “Our sig lace, jersey, modal, and cotton boyshorts are trimmed with a narrow band of lace that lies flat on the leg, so there’s zero chance of them rolling up.”

Boyshort Row (left to right): Signature Lace Boyshort in Juniper, Logo To Go Modal Boyshort in Black, Heather Jersey Boyshort in Heather Grey, and Organic Cotton Boyshort in Black. Available on hankypanky.com.

Boyshort Row (left to right): Signature Lace Boyshort in Juniper, Logo To Go Modal Boyshort in Black, Heather Jersey Boyshort in Heather Grey, and Organic Cotton Boyshort in Black. Available on hankypanky.com.

The Retro Hot Pant has been a “sleeper” style since it was introduced in Spring 2011, with a strong cult following among Hanky Panky staffers and customers. “The Hot Pant is the most comfortable, sexiest thing to wear under anything short,” says Shannerri, who works closely with lingerie boutiques. “There’s no VPL under pants, but I mostly wear the Hot Pant with short skirts and dresses.”

Hanky Panky Retro Hot Pant in Chai. Available in Black and Chai, sizes S, M, L, and XL. $37 on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Retro Hot Pant in Chai. Available in Black and Chai, in sizes s, m, l, and xl. $37 on hankypanky.com.

Unlike our Signature Lace thongs, Hanky Panky’s full back coverage panties are sized. Please check out our size chart if you are unsure of your panty size, our style guide for information on fit, and our fabric guide for questions about our different fabrications.

-Clara

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Are You a Thong Skeptic?

Are you a Thong Skeptic? Take this quiz to find out.

Like the best evangelists, I was once an unbeliever. The first thong I tried was an unwelcome lesson in “beauty is pain.” Needless to say, it was not a Hanky Panky thong.

For the most part, Hanky Panky’s answer to Thong Skepticism has been to let the product speak for itself. And for the millions of women who wear Hanky Panky thongs today, the message has come through loud and clear: the Hanky Panky thong really is different from others on the market. But we’d also like to address some of the assumptions underlying Thong Skepticism head-on.

Thong Fallacy # 1:  Women only wear thongs to please men.

The first Hanky Panky thong was designed in 1986 by a working woman for other working women. Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s co-founder, President and Creative Director, set out to design a thong that would please the women who wore it. Our Signature Lace Original Rise Thong is a thing of beauty in its own right, flattering on the body, comfortable enough for everyday wear, and a practical solution to the problem of visible panty lines.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Original Rise Thong in Fig. Style No. 4811. $20 on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Original Rise Thong in Fig. Style No. 4811. $20 on hankypanky.com.

Thong Fallacy # 2:  Thongs are only for younger, skinnier women, not me.

Four generations of women in my family wear Hanky Panky, and those in their late 30′s and 60′s are 4811 devotees. The wide, V-shaped waistband of the classic Hanky Panky thong is flattering to women of all shapes and sizes, creating curves where God forgot to endow them and a smooth, hourglass silhouette over hippy hips. Our Original Rise Thong fits pant sizes 4-14, and our Plus Size Original Rise Thong fits pant sizes 14-24.

Hanky Panky Plus Size Original Rise Thong in Cranberry. Style No. 4811X. $22 on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Plus Size Original Rise Thong in Cranberry. Style No. 4811X. $22 on hankypanky.com.

Thong Fallacy # 3:  There’s no way a thong can be comfortable.

Hanky Panky’s Signature Lace is remarkably soft, not scratchy as lesser-quality laces often are. “It’s like lace butter,” commented one personal shopper.  Our lace has enough elasticity to be truly one size fits most, but doesn’t pinch or bind your skin.

"A Tiny Scrap of Fabric Wins a Huge Following" WSJ, Page 1, June 18, 2004

“A Tiny Scrap of Fabric Wins a Huge Following” appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2004. The article catapulted the Hanky Panky thong from a celebrity favorite to The Name on Everyone’s Hips®. The enduring popularity of the Hanky Panky thong lies in its being as comfortable as it is beautiful and in superior materials and construction.

But you don’t have to take my word for it . . .

As an experiment, I asked four women in my inner circle, none of whom had previously worn a Hanky Panky thong, and two of whom were self-proclaimed Thong Skeptics, to give our classic thong a try. Here is what they said:

Occasionally, when I’m wearing something fairly tight or slinky, I wear a thong but not once have I found it comfortable. This one was indeed different. At 5’ tall and 101 lbs, I was skeptical about a one size fits all product. Lo and behold, this one fit fine and was immediately comfortable, feeling soft and almost nonexistent. Miracle of miracles! —Anonymous, NYC

The Hanky Panky thong is truly, surprisingly comfortable. The beautiful cappuccino color helped to win me over. I’m well on my way to being a convert.—Suzanna, New York City

At first glance I realized the thong runs “one-size fits all”.  I was skeptical and assumed that there was no way this could work. Happy to say, I was wrong and it was a perfect fit. The visually appealing, soft stretchy lace material lies flat so there are no visible lines to deal with and the side bands are wider so they fall seamlessly on your hips. No rising up nor rolling down with movement. You also avoid that permanent wedgie feeling which is a plus! I’m currently wearing my first pair of Hanky Pankys and not once have I had to adjust nor have I secretly wished I was going “commando.”—Happy with Hanky Panky, NYC

If I were going to wear a thong, this is the one I would choose. It was more comfortable than anticipated.—Anne, Fairfield, CT

Ready to give a thong a try? Check out the size guide below and then get your comfort on!

One Size Thongs Rise/Size Chart

Of course, if you are a panty devotee for life, that’s cool too. Our boyshorts, bikinis, briefs and hipsters are equally popular, and come in a wide range of fabrics.

-Clara, Larissa, Carrie & Melissa

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Summer Solutions Giveaway, featuring the Invisibelt®

Hanky Panky Summer Solutions Giveaway

The Hanky Panky thong revolutionized the thong market.
Hope Greenberg, then Fashion Director of Lucky Magazine

“I love it when a fashion dilemma gets solved especially when the solution involves something as ingenious as the Invisibelt!”
Suze Yalof Schwartz, Executive Fashion Editor, Glamour

Solving irksome fashion fit issues has been a core mission of Hanky Panky since Gale Epstein designed the original rise thong in 1986. Now through next Thursday, 8/27/15, we are teaming up with another innovator, Kathy Kramer, creator of the Invisibelt, to bring lace and grace to the hips of 30 lucky winners in the Summer Solutions Giveaway. Each winner will receive a prize package worth $88, consisting of:

Kathy Kramer's Invisibelt is "all belt no bulk". Available on www.invisibelt.com.

Kathy Kramer’s Invisibelt is “all belt, no bulk”. Available on www.invisibelt.com.

As Kramer explains in this short video, she created the Invisibelt to solve the problem of “back gap,” which occurs when jeans or pants that fit your thighs and hips are too big at the waist. If you like to layer longer tops over skinny jeans or slim legged pants, the Invisibelt is key to avoiding an ungainly bulge from back gap or a traditional belt.

Click here to enter the Summer Solutions Giveaway.

-Clara

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Staying Active for Fun & Fitness at Hanky Panky

The women of Hanky Panky are a diverse bunch. And we all have different ways of being active and keeping fit. There is one thing we all have in common, though—we all love wearing Hanky Panky while doing our activity of choice!

Here are a few Hanky Panky staffers’ favorite active pursuits, and what they love to wear.

Hanky Panky at the Stable:

Hanky Panky at the Stable

Hanky Panky at the Stable: The Hanky Panky BARE Camisole & Boyshort pair nicely with breeches, a classic button-down shirt, riding boots, and an English-style helmet. (Boots, helmet & breeches from Manhattan Saddlery, shirt from J. Crew)

Gale, Hanky Panky Co-founder, Creative Director and President

My sport of choice is horseback riding for physical AND mental well-being.

For any activity there should be no distractions, especially of the ill-fitting or shifting panty kind.

Although many equestrian women I know swear by the Hanky Panky thong for no VPL confidence, my top choice for riding is the BARE or signature lace boyshort (also no panty lines). When I’m out in the hot sun all day, I make a set of the BARE boyshort (under riding pants) and the BARE camisole (under a white shirt to deflect the sun). The BARE microfiber nylon wicks away moisture and keeps me comfortable in heat of summer.

 

Hanky Panky on the Court: 

Hanky Panky on the Court

Hanky Panky on the Court: Hanky Panky’s Cotton With a Conscience® thongs are lightweight and super breathable, keeping you cool and comfy on the court. (Tennis shoes and apparel by New Balance, racket by Wilson)

Lida, Hanky Panky Co-Founder and CEO

When I play tennis, I always wear our organic cotton original rise thong or our Logo to Go modal original rise thong since these fabrics absorb sweat better than nylon lace.

When I do my 20-minute a week slow motion, high intensity strength training at InForm, I wear whatever I’ve put on that morning because this particular workout—as intense as it is—does not require any special clothing. My entire underwear wardrobe is a candidate for InForm—from boyshorts to bikeshorts to thongs!  (Skirts and dresses are not recommended, however.)

Judy, Executive Consultant

I live in Hanky Panky stretch lace thongs and I love tap dancing, social dancing, zumba-ing and playing tennis and paddle in them. I even went zip lining in Hanky Panky lace thongs! They are so comfortable as they breathe with your body temperature changes and stretch with your body movements. I love the fact that friends of all ages also love to exercise and dance in them.

 Hanky Panky at the Gym:

Hanky Panky at the Gym: the Hanky Panky BARE scoopneck tank and Eve thong are breathable, wick sweat, and look great on the street or at the gym. (Running shoes by New Balance, Shorts by Nike, bra by Lorna Jane, tracker by Fitbit)

Hanky Panky at the Gym: the Hanky Panky BARE scoopneck tank and Eve thong are breathable, wick sweat, and look great on the street or at the gym. (Running shoes by New Balance, Shorts by Nike, bra by Lorna Jane, tracker by Fitbit)

Kim, Sr. Merchandise &  Product Development Manager

Health and fitness have always been a number one priority for me and my family. Whether I am in the gym doing hand stand pushups, getting thru a WOD or out for a run, my favorite go-to panty is always the Hanky Panky BARE Eve thong—knowing that I am dressed for the task helps me achieve my goals!

 

Hanky Panky at the Studio:

Hanky Panky at the Studio: Hanky Panky's BARE bodysuit stays in place and layers well with leggings, canvas technique shoes and a dance wrap for a classic ballerina look. (Ballet slippers by Grishko, leggings and headband by Beyond Yoga, mat by Jade Yoga, water bottle by Green NYC, wrap is vintage Hanky Panky)

Hanky Panky at the Studio: Hanky Panky’s BARE bodysuit stays in place and layers well with leggings, canvas technique shoes and a dance wrap for a classic ballerina look. (Ballet slippers by Grishko, leggings and headband by Beyond Yoga, mat by Jade Yoga, water bottle by Green NYC, wrap is vintage Hanky Panky)

Larissa, Sr. Designer

I take classical ballet and yoga classes a few nights a week. I love how internally-focused these activities are, and I find they complement each other nicely. Since they both require a lot of concentration, flexibility, and unnatural extensions of the limbs, I like to wear a bodysuit or leotard  over a sports bra, along with yoga crops or footless tights and shorts, layered with a top or sweater (when I’m warming up—the top gets tossed once I start “glowing”).  The BARE bodysuit is great, because it’s super soft, wicks sweat, and the legs stay in place during grands battements, splits, and forward folds. I also love how a bodysuit makes me more aware of my posture and alignment—a subtle reminder to “pull-up” when I’m at the barre or doing center work.

Clara, Counsel

Someone once explained mindfulness to me as total engagement with what you are doing in that moment, when there is no room for self-conscious thoughts. Recently, I found it at a flying trapeze class at the España-STREB Trapeze Academy in Brooklyn. I had butterflies on the platform, and I cataloged my mistakes as soon as I was out of lines, but when I was “flying,” every part of me was just trying to do the trick well. Hours after class ended, I was still flying high.

Our new BARE bodysuit is perfect for trapeze because it’s soft, has no panty lines under leggings, and you don’t have to worry about your shirt riding up when you’re flying upside down.

What’s your favorite way to keep active? Let us know in the comments!

-Larissa, Sr. Designer & Clara, Counsel.

 

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Topped Off

Bandeaux & Bralettes on the Runway

Bandeaux & Bralettes on the Runway and beyond. From left: Yohji Yamamoto, Street Style, Emporio Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, and Josh Goot. Photographs courtesy of WGSN.

Bandeaux and bralettes are coming out from undercover as stylish summer tops. And with the recent wave of hot, humid weather, I’m all for wearing as little clothing as I can possibly get away with! Bring on the crop tops, cutouts, plunging necklines and airy, open armholes.

Here are a few of our favorite styles:

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bandeaux

Signature Lace Lined Bandeaux

Our Signature Lace Lined Bandeau is lined in soft mesh, has a trendy longline silhouette and soft, gripper-free brushed elastic to keep it in place. It looks great with high rise shorts and a blazer, or with high rise flares. It can be worm on its own, or, if you prefer a little more support, you can easily layer it over a more utilitarian strapless bra. Available in Black, White, and Chai, in sizes XS to L.

Lindsay of That Je Ne Sais Quoi in a Hanky Panky Bandeau with Sheer Top and Pencil Skirt

Lindsay of That Je Ne Sais Quoi in a Hanky Panky Bandeau with Sheer Top and Pencil Skirt

 

Hanky Panky BARE Bralette and Boyshort

Hanky Panky BARE Bralette and Boyshort

The Hanky Panky BARE Bralette is a soft, stretchy opaque knit bralette with a scoop neckline. Fits modest bustlines (AA to B cups) best. It’s great under a sheer blouse, or even worn layered with one of our contrasting lace bralettes, like Gwen Stefani’s fashion line L.A.M.B. showed at their Spring 2015 fashion week presentation.

Hanky Panky's BARE Bralette layered under a Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bralette.

Hanky Panky’s BARE Bralette layered under a Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bralette. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for L.A.M.B.)

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Bralette in "Chloe" Print

Retro Lace Bralette in “Chloe” Print

A great fitting bralette for A to C cups, the Retro Lace Bralette is available in a selection of solid colors and print, and in sizes XS-L. The high spandex content of our retro lace gives you a little more support, and the vine and leaf-patterned lace has a nice amount of coverage. Try it under a sheer blouse or scoopneck tank with low armholes.

Instagram user and fashion blogger @modernensemble in a Hanky Panky Retro Lace Bralette.

Instagram user and fashion blogger @modernensemble in a Hanky Panky Retro Lace Bralette.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Lined Crop Tank

Signature Lace Lined Crop Tank

Our Signature Lace lined crop tank makes a great summer top or layering piece. Try it with bike shorts and a high-waist flared skirt for a feminine and sporty look. After the weather gets cooler, wear it layered with an open-necked top and joggers for a cute weekend look.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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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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