Snuggle Up With Supima® Cotton Sleepwear

Hanky Panky Night Shirt

One of Hanky Panky’s most enduring, best-loved designs is the Supima® Cotton Night Shirt ($68). Available in Bliss Pink, Powder Blue, and White, sizes S, M, and L, on hankypanky.com.

When the winter wind blows, comfortable pajamas are the ultimate luxury.

Many of us reach for heavy flannels when the temperature drops, but in the age of central heating, a fine cotton knit may be a better choice. (Have you ever woken up in the middle of a winter night to throw off your covers because you’re unbearably hot? Yup. That’s what I’m talking about.)

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Nightgowns

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Nightgowns (left to right): Long sleeve gown in White (also available in Navy) ($106); Nightshirt in Bliss Pink (also available in Powder Blue and White) ($68); Sleeveless gown in White ($73). Available on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky cotton sleepwear is made from a medium-weight cotton that is knit from ultra-premium Supima® cotton fibers grown in the American Southwest. The fabric quality makes our cotton sleepwear softer, more lustrous, and less prone to pilling. All that’s left to decide is if you prefer pajamas or a nightgown.

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Pajamas

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Pajamas (left to right): Long sleeve pajamas in Cranberry ($124), Shorts sleep set in White ($83), and Sleeveless pajamas in Forget Me Not ($110). Available on hankypanky.com.

Clara

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The Art of Gifting Panties

As I rush around finding last minute gifts, I can’t help but think of my mother. She had a gift for finding the right gifts, and made every present special by wrapping it in festive paper and a bow.

Thong 2 packs, exclusively on hankypanky.com

Pretty, practical, and perfectly packaged. “Pillow Box” thong 2 packs, available in Original Rise ($34.99), Low Rise ($34.99), Petite Low Rise ($34.99), and Plus Original Rise ($37.99) , only on hankypanky.com.

With seven children, my mother had plenty of opportunities to hone her gift-giving skills. Just think of all of those birthdays, birthday parties, and holidays!

Signature Lace Boyshort ($29), available in 37 colors, sizes xs to xl, on hankypanky.com.

Out of wrapping paper? No problem. Your hankypanky.com order will arrive wrapped in tissue paper in our shipping box, which is discrete on the outside and wildly colorful on the inside, just like us!

My mother gave gifts that were not only pretty, but practical as well. In my early teens, she often sent me off to my friends’ birthday parties bearing a pretty collection of three or more panties beautifully wrapped.

Keepsake Boxes

Go classic or go home. Our keepsake “hat box” thong three packs pair our newest pretty solids with Penelope, a charming floral print from Resort 2015. Available in Original Rise ($63) and Low Rise ($63), only on hankypanky.com.

As you’d expect, there was a fair amount of giggling and more than a little blushing when the box was unwrapped and opened. But to this day my friends mention these gifts with a smile. Many of them, now mothers themselves, have since adopted my mother’s gift idea.

Bring some pizzazz to the holidays with our single ($20), three ($60), and five ($98) thong packs, available in Original Rise and Low Rise.

Bring some pizzazz to the holidays with our single ($20), three ($60), and five ($98) thong packs, available in Original Rise and Low Rise.

It can be hard to know what even your closest friends or family members have or need, and we make it harder on ourselves trying to guess. Just remember, something pretty and practical always hits the mark, whether it is worn right away or tucked away for a special day.

-Anne, head of ecommerce at Hanky Panky

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Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts, Traditional Shaker Tune, Arranged for Lever or Pedal Harp by Daniel Burton. Jubal Press/Vanderbilt Music edition.

Simple Gifts, Traditional Shaker Tune, Arranged for Lever or Pedal Harp by Daniel Burton.
Jubal Press/Vanderbilt Music edition.

There’s a trend towards achieving simplicity in our lives; reducing the amount of stuff, retaining only what we need and value. There is so much competition for clutter in our space and in our minds that many of us long for the serenity in simplicity.

My design philosophy is to pare a concept to its essence, like a haiku. The company was founded on a simple gift; a lingerie set I made out of embroidered handkerchiefs and gave to Lida for her birthday.

MET Costume Institute_Gift of Gale Epstein

In 1977, I made a bra and panty set from vintage handkerchiefs as a birthday gift for my friend Lida. From this simple gift, our company was born.

After 38 years, Hanky Panky is still a privately owned company, begun and run by Lida and me. We determined early on that it’s important to manufacture in the United States for many reasons, including the ability to offer high quality  products that endure in fashion and function.

So our theme this holiday season is “simple gifts,” inspired by America’s Shaker tradition of simplicity as well as the Shaker song of the same name. Fortunately, we all need underwear and sleepwear, so Hanky Panky is a simple gift – pretty too.

Gale

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The Perfect Gift

Finding just the right gifts for those closest to you can be a real challenge. To make your December easier, we’ve pulled together some ideas for beautiful holiday gifts that will make an impression.

For your sister: Multi-packs of her favorite undies make a welcome gift. If your sister loves Hanky Panky panties, (and who doesn’t?) we have a festive gift option for almost any budget, from $20 for a single thong in a sparkly leopard box, to $615 for an ultra-indulgent 30 pack of thongs in a chic lucite jewelry box, and lots of luxurious options in-between, in sizes from petites to plus.

Hanky Panky multipacks make great gifts. Clockwise from left: 2 Pack Boyshorts in Gold Leopard Hinged Box, Signature Lace Original Rise Thong in Blue Leopard Box, 3 Pack of BARE "Eve" Natural Rise Thongs, 5 Pack Low Rise Thongs in Pink Leopard Box.

Clockwise from left: 2 Pack Boyshorts in Gold Leopard Hinged Box, Signature Lace Original Rise Thong in Blue Leopard Box, 3 Pack of BARE “Eve” Natural Rise Thongs, and 5 Pack Low Rise Thongs in Pink Leopard Box.

For your BFF: A top with an assortment of coordinating bottoms make a beautiful present, and will make your BFF feel super put-together when getting dressed in the morning.

Clockwise from Left: Elsa Camisole, (available in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X), Retro Lace Thong in Electric Purple (Available in One Size to fit 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit 14 to 24), Retro Lace Thong in Elsa print (Available in One Size to fit 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit 14 to 24), and Retro Lace Thong in Jazzberry (Available in One Size to fit 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit 14 to 24).

Clockwise from left: Elsa Camisole, (available in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X), Retro Lace Thong in Electric Purple (Available in One Size to fit 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit 14 to 24), Retro Lace Thong in Elsa print (Available in One Size to fit 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit 14 to 24), and Retro Lace Thong in Jazzberry (Available in One Size to fit 2-12 and One Size Plus to fit 14 to 24).


For your Mom:
Soft sleepwear and Hanky Panky Eau de Parfum make wonderful gifts Moms love.

Clockwise from left: Heather Jersey Long Sleeve Nightshirt (available in sizes S to L), Retro Plunge Chemise (available in sizes S to L), and Hanky Panky Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz. Spray.

Clockwise from left: Heather Jersey Long Sleeve Nightshirt (available in sizes S to L), Retro Plunge Chemise (available in sizes S to L), and Hanky Panky Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz. Spray.

For your sweetie: Sultry nighties, or a luxurious silk charmeuse robe, trimmed in leavers lace, paired with a sophisticated bralette and side tie panties.

From left: High Shine Babydoll with G-String (available in sizes S to L) and Embroidery Babydoll with G-String (available in sizes S to L).

From left: High Shine Babydoll with G-String (available in sizes S to L) and Embroidery Babydoll with G-String (available in sizes S to L).

Clockwise from left: Lady Catherine Robe (available in sizes P/S & M/L), Silver Leaf Bralette (available in sizes XS to M), and Silver Leaf Side-Tie Bikini (available in sizes S to L).

Clockwise from left: Lady Catherine Robe (available in sizes P/S & M/L), Silver Leaf Bralette (available in sizes XS to M), and Silver Leaf Side-Tie Bikini (available in sizes S to L).

For the friend who has everything: give them the gift of choice with our new Keepsake Gift Card. This lovely gift card tells the story of Hanky Panky’s origins in the form of a simulated vintage embroidered handkerchief, printed on cotton paper, and laser-cut to evoke hem-stitching. Choose an amount, from $25 to $500. If you’re short on time, E-gift cards delivered via email are also available.

The HankyPanky.com Keepsake Gift Card. Choose an amount, from $25 to $500.

The HankyPanky.com Keepsake Gift Card. Choose an amount, from $25 to $500.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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3 Ways to Wear a Cami

1. Suit Up

Hanky Panky began making lace tops in the mid-1980s, as underpinnings for power suits. Our Signature Lace Classic Camisole is still an easy way to add a touch of femininity to an otherwise buttoned up look.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Camisole (Style No. 1390L) in Chai ($48 on hankypanky.com). Theory suit jacket.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Classic Camisole in Chai ($48), worn under a Theory suit jacket. Our Classic Camisole is unlined, but layers beautifully over the Hanky Panky BARE Bodysuit in Taupe (shown here) or Black ($72). Available on hankypanky.com.

Our Classic Camisole is offered in basic colors and seasonal hues, in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X. Grab a bunch to bring new life to your work wardrobe.

2. Double Up

I got this idea from a customer at our sample sale, who has been layering her Hanky Panky lace camisoles for years for added coverage. For me, it is all about color play.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Classic Camisole in Tickled Pink (left) and Sweet Mint (right), layered under an H&M cardigan.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Classic Camisole in Tickled Pink (left) and Sweet Mint (right), layered under an H&M cardigan.

3. Lay Down

Most of us have a negligee or two buried in our lingerie drawer for a special night, but if you’re like me and prefer something pretty but casual for everyday sleeping and lounging, take a page out of Hanky Panky’s book and pair a Classic Cami with a Signature Lace Boyshort.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Camisole ($48) and Signature Lace Boyshort ($29) in Lip Gloss. Available on hankypanky.com. Shown here with a vintage Hanky Panky cotton robe.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Camisole ($48) and Signature Lace Boyshort ($29) in Lip Gloss. Available on hankypanky.com. Shown here with a vintage Hanky Panky cotton robe.

Clara

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A Little Holiday Party Hanky Panky

The holidays are upon us, and our evenings and weekends are filling up with all kinds of events. Since your party wardrobe is probably working overtime this season, here are a few ideas for comfy yet festive holiday ensembles.

A contrasting lace camisole layered under a long sleeve top lends a playful look to a sophisticated (and cozy) all-black ensemble with sparkly accents. Our Signature Lace Classic Camisole is available in sizes XS to XL and 1X to 3X and our Signature Lace Long Sleeve top is available in sizes S to XL and 1X to 3X.

Channel your inner Moira Shearer in a ballet-inspired tulle party ensemble with red satin shoes. Our Mesh Bodysuit is lined in front, and sheer in back, and features an elegant blouson silhouette with mock-halter styling. Available in sizes S to L. Our 14″ Silky Half Slip with lace (available in sizes XS to L) is just long enough to keep you decent under the semi-sheer tulle skirt.

This super-sexy and chic ensemble features a classic Tuxedo-style jacket and strapless sheath dress, spiced up with our Hanky Panky After Midnight® lace and soft elastic harness boudoir accessory (available in one size to fit sizes 2-12) taking the place of more traditional jewelry. Our Silky 30″ Convertible Slip (available in sizes XS to L) is lightweight, smooth and comfortable under a strapless dress, and Chantilly lace pumps echo the lace in the harness.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Nude is Not a Color.

Our Signature Lace panties are available in a spectrum of neutral hues. From top: Chestnut, Cappuccino, Suntan, Taupe, Chai, and Vanilla

From top: Chestnut, Cappuccino, Suntan, Taupe, Chai, and Vanilla

Skin-tone lingerie is often cited as a wardrobe staple. If the color is right, it can blend with the wearer’s skin color and disappear under just about anything they might have on—even the most lightweight or light-colored clothing. But often, the selection offered to shoppers is extremely limited outside of mid-tone beiges. Cora Harrington of The Lingerie Addict has covered this issue extensively.

Hanky Panky’s Head Designer Makeda Scille recently posed this question on her Facebook page, “How much does nude/skin tone lingerie mean to you? Do you buy it, how do you wear?” The question inspired many insightful and passionate responses from women for whom the lingerie industry default beige was anything but an invisible match. Here are a few of the responses:

“Because it can be quite hard to find a nude to match my skin tone, I’ve never ventured into purchasing any. Perhaps if I found a shade that came close I’d give it a try.”
-Jiovannie Adams

“I would like to be able to wear “nude” and achieve the desired look.”
-Renee Moore

“I think lingerie targeted to darker skin could be quite liberating.”
-Karen Hartley

“You know my struggle. I would love nude lingerie…I haven’t purchased any because there isn’t really much out there.”
-Oliveene Whittaker

“I love nude anything. I love skin tones and blacks I either mismatch with black or other colors if I feel like being fun.”
-Designer & Stylist ImanTheBrand

Being a diverse company, we’ve shied away from naming any of our skin-tone colors “nude,” since it’s such a problematic and unhelpful description. Hanky Panky has long recognized that there is no one color that works as “nude” on all skin tones.  In fact, when we launched our Concealers line in the early 2000s, the semi-sheer mesh pieces were available in three general skin tones: Lite, Midtone, and Deep, alongside basic black and white. While limited, this was a step in the right direction.

Our most popular collection, Signature Lace, currently features an expansive range of neutral hues which can blend with almost any skin tone: Vanilla, Chai, Taupe, Suntan, Cappuccino, and Chestnut. All six colors are currently available in our Low Rise Thong, Original Rise Thong, and Boyshort.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Boyshorts in a spectrum of neutral hues. From top: Vanilla, Chai, Taupe, Suntan, Cappuccino, and Chestnut

From top: Vanilla, Chai, Taupe, Suntan, Cappuccino, and Chestnut

Our increasingly popular Retro Lace thong is currently available in four of our best-selling skin tones: Vanilla, Chai, Taupe, and Cappuccino.

Hanky Panky Retro Thongs in a range of neutral hues. From Top: Cappuccino, Taupe, Chai, and Vanilla

From Top: Cappuccino, Taupe, Chai, and Vanilla.

Shortly after launching our BARE collection of smooth and invisible lingerie in 2012, we expanded the offerings to include four skin tones: Vanilla, Taupe, Toffee, and Mahogany.

Hanky Panky BARE Neutral Palette. From Top: Vanilla, Taupe, Toffee, and Mahogany.

From Top: Vanilla, Taupe, Toffee, and Mahogany.

What’s YOUR opinion on skin-tone lingerie? Let us know in the comments!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

 

 

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Get Away From It All.

Days are getting shorter, the weather is getting chillier. Wouldn’t it be lovely to spend a little time in a lush, tropical place? With Hanky Panky’s 2015 Resort collection, you can! (Even if it’s only in your panty drawer.)

This capsule collection consists of 2 vacation-ready prints and five sunny Signature Lace colors. You’ll look charming, whether you spend your time relaxing on your yacht in the Caribbean, or streaming movies in your living room.

Here are a few of our favorite looks from the collection.

Hanky Panky Dots & Spots Cropped Camisole & Brazilian Bikini

Dots & Spots Cropped Camisole & Brazilian Bikini

Signature Lace Boyshorts (from top: True Blue, Marshmallow, Sapphire, Verdant, Lip Gloss.)

Signature Lace Boyshorts (from top: True Blue, Marshmallow, Sapphire, Verdant, Lip Gloss.)

Hanky Panky "Penelope" Camisole & Low Rise Thong

“Penelope” Camisole & Low Rise Thong

So, which resort look is your favorite?

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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BATS BRING TREATS

Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus).

Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus). Image used under license from Shutterstock.com.

“Bats Bring Treats”

This is how Bat Conservation International describes the important work that bats do for our diet through direct and indirect pollination, dispersal of seeds, and pest control. They are fascinating creatures, much misunderstood. Many bat species around the world are threatened with extinction and need our help. Visit batcon.org to learn more and maybe even “Adopt-a-Bat.”

Gale

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Which is the right bra(lette) for me?

Coming in at a modest 32C and favoring a natural (rather than a padded or push-up) look, my bra of choice is Hanky Panky’s Signature Lace Glam Bra, a soft bra that uses stretch lace cups lined with tulle, underwire-style seaming, and other clever details of design and construction to support and shape without underwire.

Signature Lace Glam Bra (style no. 487544). $56 on hankypanky.com.

Signature Lace Glam Bra (style no. 487544). $56 on hankypanky.com.

But even if you require or prefer underwire bras for your everyday, a well-made, comfortable and pretty bralette is a great option for weekend lounging, layering under tops for an “underwear as outwear” look, or simply to make a set with your favorite Hanky Panky thongs and panties.

If you think there’s a spot in your lingerie drawer for a bralette (or two or three), read on to find the right one for you.

Retro Lace Bralette (style no. 9K7406). $54 on hankypanky.com.

Retro Lace Bralette (style no. 9K7406). $54 on hankypanky.com.

Our Retro Lace Bralette is balconette-style, with adjustable straps but no back closure (sizes extra small to large correspond to band sizes 32 to 38). Underwire-style and princess seams provide greater support and cup shaping than our triangle bralettes.

Signature Lace Crossover Bralette (style no. 113). $46 on hankypanky.com.

Signature Lace Crossover Bralette (style no. 113). $46 on hankypanky.com.

Soft, pretty, and available in an array of seasonal colors, the Crossover Bralette is a best seller year after year. Best suited to A and B cups and augmented women, the lace trim provides more coverage than our original triangle bralette. No back closure and sized extra small to medium to correspond to band sizes 32 to 36.

Signature Lace Original Bralette (style no. 112). $38 on hankypanky.com.

Signature Lace Original Bralette (style no. 112). $38 on hankypanky.com.

The original Hanky Panky triangle bralette in our signature stretch lace. Slips on over your head (no back closure).

Signature Lace Removable Pad Bralette (style no. 487004). $58 on hankypanky.com.

Signature Lace Removable Pad Bralette (style no. 487004). $58 on hankypanky.com.

A recent innovation on our original bralette, the Removable Pad Bralette is padded and lined with stretch tulle for greater shaping and support.

Clara

 

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