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.

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.

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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Hanky Panky Supports The Pink Agenda

For the second year running, Hanky Panky is one of the leading corporate donors to The Pink Agenda, a not-for-profit organization that funds breast cancer research and patient care and raises awareness of the disease among young professionals.

Photo by Michael Blanchard, courtesy of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The three women who founded The Pink Agenda in 2007 (left to right): Liana Douillet Guzman, Jaquelyn Scharnick and Marisa Renee Lee. Photo by Michael Blanchard, courtesy of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pink Agenda was founded in 2007 by Liana Douillet Guzman, Jaquelyn Scharnick and Marisa Renee Lee, who have professional backgrounds in finance, government, and legal marketing. The Pink Agenda’s founders understood just how much young professionals have to offer in the fight against breast cancer: the disposable income to be individual donors and, more importantly, the networking and organizational skills for large-scale fundraising.

The Pink Agenda’s focus on young professionals makes them a natural fit for Hanky Panky, which has a loyal (some would say cult) following among professional women of all ages.

The Pink Agenda’s research grants fund clinical and/or translational breast cancer research projects vetted by The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s board of scientific advisors. The Pink Agenda also works with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer, which focuses on the unique needs of young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Click here to purchase tickets to The Pink Agenda’s annual fundraising gala on Friday, October 16th in NYC. We’ll see you there!

Clara

 

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Everything retro is new again

High Waist Silhouettes on the Runway

High Waist Silhouettes on the Runway. From left: Milly a/w 2015, Missoni a/w 2015, Stella McCartney a/w 2015, Jil Sander Navy a/w 2015, Tsumori Chisato a/w 2015. All photographs courtesy of WGSN.

For the last few years, fashionable waistlines have been moving on up to the natural waist. Our retro lace collection is perfect under stylish high-waist trousers, culottes, skirts, and jumpsuits, and has been steadily growing in popularity.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Bralette and Thong in Electric Purple

Retro Lace Bralette and Thong in Electric Purple

Introduced in 2008, the retro thong was a radical departure from the ultra-low-rise panties widely available at the time. Always a fashion innovator, Hanky Panky co-founder and creative director Gale Epstein knew that “what goes down, must come up,” and had the Retro Thong ready for fashionable women to wear under the changing styles to come. Now that the high-waist silhouette is an established trend, the Retro Thong’s appeal continues to grow, and it is available in a variety of prints and colors, in one size to fit women who wear sizes 0-12, and one size plus to fit women who wear sizes 14-24.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace V-kini in Fig

Retro Lace V-kini in Fig

For women who prefer a little more coverage, the Retro Lace V-kini is ideal. It features full back coverage, stay-put elastic on the legs and the high spandex content of the wide waistband hugs your tummy for light support, without binding or cutting in. Available in sizes S to 3X.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Hot Pant

Retro Lace Hot Pant

The Retro Lace Hot Pant gives the perfect amount of coverage under skirts and dresses. Available in black or chai, in sizes S to XL.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Camisole & Thong in Chai

Retro Lace Camisole & Thong in Chai

New for Fall 2015, the Retro Lace Camisole looks great under a sheer top or blazer. Its shorter, 21″ length makes it perfect for pairing with fashionable high-waist trousers or a pencil skirts. Available in black or chai, in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Chloe Print Retro Bralette and Retro V-kini

Chloe Print Retro Bralette and Retro V-kini

The Retro Lace Bralette is a versatile and comfortable wire-free bra. Its soft and stretchy lace supports A to C cups best. Available in sizes XS (32A-C), S (34A-C), M (36A-C), and L (38A-C).

What’s your favorite way to wear Retro Lace? Let us know in the comments!

–Larissa, Senior Designer

 

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Fall Trend: Bohemian Beauty

Folk Floral, Hanky Panky's new print for Fall, is inspired by traditional Eastern European embroidery.

Folk Floral, Hanky Panky’s new print for Fall, is inspired by traditional Eastern European embroidery like this work from Hungary. Annto/Shutterstock

Women’s Wear Daily, French Vogue and PopSugar have all called it, so it must be true—folk is now high fashion.

Folk on the runway (from the left): Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016; Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2016; Valentino Resort 2016. Photographs courtesy of WGSN.

Folk on the runway (from the left): Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016; Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2016; Valentino Resort 2016. Photographs courtesy of WGSN.

Folk Floral, a new Hanky Panky print for Fall ’15, is “a stripe inspired by traditional Eastern European embroidery,” says Senior Designer Larissa. In this complex print, romantic florals alternate with geometric and scrolling patterns reminiscent of blackwork, an embroidery technique dating back to 13th century Islamic Egypt.

Hanky Panky Folk Floral Basic Cami ($59), Cheeky Hipster ($38), and Thong ($24). Available on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky Folk Floral Basic Cami ($59), Cheeky Hipster ($38), and Thong ($24). Available on hankypanky.com.

Clara

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