Underpinning Your Summer Style

Hanky Panky Bare Bralette and Boyshort in Toffee

Hanky Panky BARE is available in a variety of neutral hues that blend with many skin tones, and disappear under light summer clothing. Toffee shown here.

Ah, Summer. Time for lightweight layers, and diaphanous dresses. But what to wear under these breezy styles?

Left: Prabal Gurung, Spring/Summer 2016 ©WGSN. Right: Hanky Panky Silky Convertible Slip

Left: Prabal Gurung, Spring/Summer 2016 ©WGSN. Right: Hanky Panky Silky Convertible Slip

Sheer dress with a tricky neckline? No problem. Our slim-fitting and breathable convertible slip has removable straps and soft brushed elastic to keep it in place all day. Available in Black and Mocha, in sizes XS to L. Shop our full collection of Hanky Panky Silky slips and underpinnings here.

Left: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring/Summer 2016 ©WGSN. Right: Hanky Panky Signature Lace Cropped Tank and Low Rise Thong.

Left: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Spring/Summer 2016 ©WGSN. Right: Hanky Panky Signature Lace Cropped Tank and Low Rise Thong.

Swingy cropped blouses are sweet and pretty, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little coverage underneath. Our Signature Lace Cropped Tank is great under sheer tops or plunging necklines, and the stretchy lace hem keeps you covered. A matching low rise Signature Lace thong disappears under low-slung wide leg trousers.

Left: Boss Women, Spring/Summer 2016 ©WGSN. Right: Hanky Panky BARE Bralette & Boyshort in Taupe

Left: Boss Women, Spring/Summer 2016 ©WGSN. Right: Hanky Panky BARE Bralette & Boyshort in Taupe

Sheer layers call for invisible underthings. Hanky Panky BARE is made from a unique, ultra-lightweight microfiber knit from Italy and has smooth clean-cut edges and comes in a variety of skin-tones.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Barnard Medal of Distinction: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (left) with Lida Orzeck (right), at the 2016 Barnard Commencement.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (left) with Lida Orzeck (right), at the 2016 Barnard Commencement.

Yesterday, I was arm candy for a cultural rockstar—the acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Three other ridiculously accomplished women were also given Barnard Medals of Distinction at the 2016 Barnard Commencement, but it was Chimamanda who got the wild cheers and obvious adulation from the graduates.  I introduced her with the most eloquent remarks (I wish I had written them!) from the stage of Radio City Music Hall—an additional thrill for this native New Yorker.

Lida

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Marrakesh

Marrakesh, Hanky Panky's newest print for SS16, was inspired by traditional weaving techniques. Available on hankypanky.com.

Marrakesh, Hanky Panky’s newest print for SS16, was inspired by traditional weaving techniques. Available on hankypanky.com.

Marrakesh, Hanky Panky’s newest print for Signature Lace, is inspired by the geometric designs and bold colors of traditional Moroccan carpets. The collection includes an adjustable-strap camisole ($59), perfect for adding a pop of color and dimension under a white button-down, a boyshort ($38) with flat lace edging for no-VPL confidence, and our famously comfortable thong ($24), in Original Rise and Low Rise.

Spices on sale at a Marrakesh souk. © Arnaud 25 / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Goods on sale at a Marrakesh souk. © Arnaud 25 / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

This summer, walk the crowded aisles of the souks and medinas of Marrakesh in spirit if not in body with Hanky Panky’s Marrakesh collection. Get it before its in stores on hankypanky.com.

Clara

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Lingerie Care Tips

Have you ever wondered whether you’re treating your Hanky Panky lingerie with all the care it deserves? Wonder no more. Here are our lingerie care recommendations for keeping your lingerie lovely for the longest time possible.

Hanky Panky's gentle but effective fabric wash is specially formulated to extend the life of stretch fabrics and delicates. Our Lingerie Wash Powder is not a soap or detergent, nor an acid-alkaline cleaner. It is a non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable wash powder. When you can't hand wash, this is the next-best thing. Our exclusive wash bag was designed to protect your precious Hanky Panky treasures in the washing machine (gentle cycle with cold water only!).

Hanky Panky Lingerie Wash and Lingerie Wash Bag

Spandex is truly a “miracle fiber” (it can stretch to 500x its length and still snap back to its original dimensions), but it is somewhat fragile.*

Residues from caustic cleaning agents used on the sink can be harmful to delicate stretch fibers. To extend the life of your lingerie, place your lingerie in a colander placed in the bathroom sink (colander adds a level of protection) or wash in a clean plastic container with cool water and our lingerie wash—rinse twice to ensure removal of all suds, and lay flat or hang to dry. This will give your panties a reasonably long life.

We recognize that this is more time than some people are willing to dedicate to caring for their fine underthings. If you must machine wash, please protect your lingerie from snags by placing it in a lingerie wash bag. Use the gentle cycle with cool water and a mild, pH neutral detergent (with no optical brighteners). After the cycle is completed, Please hang or lay flat to dry. Never put your Hanky Panky lingerie in the dryer. The extreme heat and agitation of machine drying will wear out your lingerie very quickly and will eventually destroy it.

-Larissa, Senior Designer
*At the molecular level, the polymer chains that make up spandex fiber look like jumbled up spaghetti. When the fiber is stretched, the polymer chains straighten out. When it is released, the polymer chains snap back to their natural jumbled spaghetti-like state. The molecular bonds that keep these chains together are relatively strong. However, heat (from hot water or machine drying) and alkaline environments (from caustic detergents and bleaches) cause these bonds to break, leaving the chains shorter, and the fibers lose their elasticity. Eventually the chains will become so short that the integrity of the fibers are irreparably compromised and lose all recovery. This is why we request that you never use harsh detergents or bleach. Our specially formulated lingerie wash is pH neutral and was created to gently clean stretch fibers without damage.

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Gifts for Your Bridal Party

Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation.  Oops, typo.  Let’s get information, as in, suggestions for pretty, practical, and affordable gifts for your bridal party.

Shower your bridesmaids in pretty and practical gifts. Shown here: Alexandria Eye Mask ($40), Signature Lace Thong 3 Pack ($60), Bridesmaid Thong ($28), Lingerie Wash ($8.50), and Lingerie Wash Bag ($15), available on hankypanky.com.

Shower your bridesmaids in pretty and practical gifts. Shown here: Alexandria Eye Mask ($40), Signature Lace Thong 3 Pack ($60), Bridesmaid Thong ($28), Lingerie Wash ($8.50), and Lingerie Wash Bag ($15), available on hankypanky.com.

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Hanky Panky Thong Rose, $27 on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Thong Rose, $27 on hankypanky.com.

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Hanky Panky Bridesmaid Thong in Bliss Pink, $28 on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Bridesmaid Thong in Bliss Pink, $28 on hankypanky.com.

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Hanky Panky Alexandra Lace Eyemask, $40 on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Alexandra Lace Eyemask, $40 on hankypanky.com.

Finally, this pearl of wisdom from a Hanky Panky matron:

A heartfelt thank you to your bridesmaids can go a long way to making your big day big fun for everyone. The best gifts in life may not be free, but they need not be expensive.

Clara, Carrie & Anna

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Hanky Panky Summer 2016: Bold & Bright

Fashion mood board for Summer 2016 with colorful, tropical magazine tears and fabric swatches

Summer 2016 is Bold and Bright

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Hanky Panky’s Summer 2016 color palette is an updated mix of soft neon pop colors and rich tropical hues. The Signature Lace Palette consists of Sizzle Pink, Calypso Blue, Salsa, Lime Sherbet, Sapphire, Sun Kissed, and Wild Orchid. Hanky Panky BARE fashion colors are Coral, Cobalt, and Hot Fuchsia. The new Heather Jersey color is denim with chambray-ivory trim.

Hanky Panky's Summer 2016 Palette and Prints. An assortment of colorful lace thong panties. From top: Sizzle Pink, Tropical Bloom Print, Lime Sherbet, Calypso Blue, Rainbow Stripe Print, Sun-Kissed Yellow, Salsa Red, Cabana Stripe Print, Stars & Stripes American Flag Print. Sapphire Blue, Jakarta wood block print in blue, Wild Orchid, Marrakesh white and blue print, and Key West neon pink tropical floral print.

Hanky Panky’s Summer 2016 Palette and Prints.

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The first delivery of Summer 2016 is joyful and full of color. Prints include Rainbow Stripe, a cheery multicolor bias stripe, and Tropical Bloom, a feminine island floral. Fashion groups include Bahama Mama, a bright galloon lace in peacock blue with passionate pink trim and Heather & Lace in light grey heather with sizzle pink signature lace trims.

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The second delivery of Summer 2016 evokes sunny summer days spent on the beach. Prints include Jakarta, inspired by traditional wood-block printing techniques, Cabana Stripe, a bold beach umbrella stripe, and Stars and Stripes, a patriotic combination of red and white stripes with white stars on a field of blue.

summertime blues

The final delivery of Summer 2016 has an eclectic, bohemian mood. Prints include Key West, a playful tropical floral on a bright pink ground, Marrakesh, a blue and white print inspired by traditional weaving techniques, and Bitty Kitty animal-print jersey, trimmed in classic black. The new fashion groups are Dahlia, a playful yet sophisticated floral galloon lace in navy and pink, and Night Lily, ivory and fuchsia flowers on navy blue chiffon.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Introducing Hanky Panky x Dylan’s Candy Bar

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami & Boyshort

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami & Boyshort

We’ve partnered with Dylan’s Candy Bar for the sweetest collaboration ever! Pairing our best-selling Signature Lace silhouettes with Dylan’s Candy Bar’s colorful  “Candy Spill” print and charming sweet-shop packaging, this collection is pure sweet perfection.

Here are a few of our favorite looks from the collection, which is available now at Dylan’s Candy Bar, select Nordstrom locations, and at HankyPanky.com:

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami

Dylan’s Candy Bar Color Play Low Rise Thong

Dylan’s Candy Bar Color Play Low Rise Thongs

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami & Low Rise Thong

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami & Low Rise Thong

Dylan’s Candy Bar Bon Bon Thongs

Dylan’s Candy Bar Bon Bon Thongs

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami & Boyshort

Dylan’s Candy Bar Allover Print Unlined Cami & Boyshort

Which are your faves?

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Sustainability Chic

Cotton With a Conscience® Organically-Grown Cotton Boyshorts with printed lace trim.

Cotton With a Conscience® Organically-Grown Cotton Boyshorts with printed lace trim.

From Gale Epstein’s very first designs made from up-cycled handkerchiefs, sustainability has been central to Hanky Panky’s design process. Local sourcing and manufacturing keep our carbon footprint small, and our organically-grown Supima® Cotton with a Conscience® collection continues the tradition.

Unlike many other brands’ organic cotton collections, which are grown overseas in areas with questionable labor practices and less-than transparent organic certification bodies, our ultra-premium organically-grown Supima® fibers are grown in the Southwest of the United States. The yarns used to make our organically-grown Supima® Cotton with a Conscience® are certified organic according to the Global Organic Textile Standards by Control Union Specifications B.V. in the Netherlands.

Because there are no harmful pesticides or herbicides used, this method of farming is less harmful to the field workers, the local environment, and to the local lakes and rivers, which have the potential to carry pesticide and herbicide residues far from their original sources.

Additionally, we use low-impact fiber reactive dyes, which do not contain toxic chemicals. These dyes have a high absorption rate, and use less water than conventional dyeing, which results in a more eco-friendly process.

Best of all, our Cotton with a Conscience® collection is beautiful, practical, and comfortable.

Happy Earth Day!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

 

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Staff Picks for Mother’s Day

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that is pretty and practical? Look no further. Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is here, along with these staff picks.

Signature Lace Camisole

“I chose a soft pink Signature Lace Camisole for my mom this Mother’s Day, perfect for layering under a fresh white blouse for spring.”—Emily, Account Executive

Signature Lace Camisole in Lip Gloss ($48). Available in sizes s-xl on hankypanky.com.

Signature Lace Camisole in Lip Gloss ($48). Available in sizes s-xl on hankypanky.com.

Sleeveless Supima® Cotton Pajamas

“I usually try to get an everyday gift for my mom. I want her to feel complete bliss in this sleep set while sipping her coffee in the morning.”—Anna, Design Assistant

Sleeveless Supima ® Cotton Pajamas in Forget Me Not Blue ($110). Available in sizes s-l on hankypanky.com.

Sleeveless Supima ® Cotton Pajamas in Forget Me Not Blue ($110). Available in sizes s-l on hankypanky.com.

Retro Lace V-Kini

“The Retro V-kini is perfect for all of my mom’s summer dresses.”—Ali, Product & Merchandising Analyst

Retro Lace V-Kini in Chai ($34). Available sizes xs-l in basic and seasonal colors on hankypanky.com.

Retro Lace V-Kini in Chai ($34). Available sizes xs-l in basic and seasonal colors on hankypanky.com.

Nautical Rose Jersey Camisole & Boyshort

“I chose the Nautical Rose camisole and boyshort for my sister-in-law, because the jersey will be soft and comfy on her sensitive skin, and the print suits her preppy Connecticut mom lifestyle. The camisole makes a great springtime top, layered under an oxford shirt, and paired with her favorite khakis.”—Larissa, Senior Designer

Nautical Rose Camisole ($53) and Boyshort ($36). Available in sizes xs-l on hankypanky.com.

Nautical Rose Camisole ($53) and Boyshort ($36). Available in sizes xs-l on hankypanky.com.

Silky Skin Hi-Rise Panty

“I chose the Silky Hi-Rise Panty because my mom likes to feel sexy under her corporate attire. This panty is perfect for her business suits and dresses.”—Shannerri, Customer Service Manager

Silky Skin Hi-Rise Panty ($38). Available sizes xs-xl, in Crystal Pink, Mocha, and Black on hankypanky.com.

Silky Skin Hi-Rise Panty ($38). Available sizes xs-xl, in Crystal Pink, Mocha, and Black on hankypanky.com.

 

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Poisson d’Avril

The Hanky Panky Times/ "Wear Lingerie News Gets Made"/ Friday, April 1, 2016/ Hanky Panky Launches Lingerie Line for Pets

Hanky Panky, makers of the World’s Most Comfortable Thong®, today announced a line of lingerie for animal companions.

Life is Poodieful

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Henree Orzeck, founder and CEO of Ball Finder (NYSE: BALL), an ingenious app that helps dogs find lost tennis balls, knows a thing or two about work/life balance. “Running a successful business is hard work,” she says, “but that’s no excuse to forgo the simple pleasures of exercise, a good haircut, and nice clothes.”  At 14, Henree is as trim and energetic as a pup, running from one meeting to another at the company’s Silicon Alley headquarters without breaking a sweat. “My clothes work for me, like everything else around here. If my Hanky Panky panties weren’t perfectly comfortable, I’d fire them.”

Cat Always Gets What She Wants

In a surprisingly forthright statement to the press, Hanky Panky President and Creative Director Gale Epstein admitted that it was her cat, Sybil, who finally persuaded the designer to take a risk and go to market with lingerie for pets. “Every night when I came home, Sybil would say the same thing to me,” said Gale. “It was ‘meow, meow, meow’ all the time. Finally, I gave in and said, ‘let’s do this.'”

Sybil, Gale's cat, models our Tickle-Me-Pink Leg Garter for Cats ($12 on hankypanky.com).

Sybil, author of The Secret Life of Cats: A Memoir (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013), wearing a Hanky Panky Tickle-Me-Pink Lace Ruff ($12 on hankypanky.com).

Hot to Trot

“The ladies, they love me,” says Trigger, a 16-year old palomino Morgan and the self-described “bad boy” of Hawk Rise Farm in Kent, NY. “Spring brings flies as well as pheromones. A flymask that is as handsome as it is comfortable is essential for playtime with the mares.”

Trigger, the "bad boy" of Hawk Rise Farm, models Hanky Panky's new Signature Lace Flymask for Horses in Sweet Mint (style no. 4811, $20 on hankypanky.com). "Neigh," he said.

Trigger, the “bad boy” of Hawk Rise Farm, models Hanky Panky’s new Signature Lace Flymask for Horses in Sweet Mint (style no. 4811, $20 on hankypanky.com).

Happy All Fool’s Day, ya’ll. Or, as the French would say, poisson d’Avril!

Clara

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