How Will You Be Bold for International Women’s Day?

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As much as we love to celebrate lingerie, we also love to celebrate the women who wear it. With tomorrow being International Women’s Day, we wanted to recognize the day and share ways to partake. Observed on March 8th each year, this day is meant to honor women’s political, social and economic achievement.

Thus, we felt it important to talk about International Women’s Day and how you can get involved. Events are scheduled to take place all around the world and range from marches, rallies and protests to community discussions, film screenings and women’s only brunches. The official webpage has a directory of events available by country with over 50 countries listed! Also, check if any local groups are planning events via discussion boards, official sites or social media groups.

If there isn’t an event scheduled in your area or you can’t attend one nearby, find your own way to honor the day. The theme for this year is #BeBoldForChange, so take a moment to reflect how you can be bold for change in your own way. It may be by:

  • volunteering in your community or a women’s shelter;
  • engaging on social media with the #BeBoldForChange hashtag and selfie cards;
  • and/or donating to a charity focused on the empowerment and advancement for women.
international women's day be bold for change selfie card

Sample Selfie Card

If you are unable to participate in IWD, March is Women’s History Month, so there will be events all month centered on female empowerment, progress and history. At Hanky Panky, we always try to be female positive.

Moreover, as a company dedicated to philanthropy, Hanky Panky and its founders continuously invest in improving the life of women globally. Organizations that we support include the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Girl Effect, FAIR Girls and many others. In 2012, Lida, our CEO, travelled to Rwanda and visited the hospitals that work with the International Organization for Women and Development, which you can read more about here.

Please visit our Philanthropy page to learn about groups and organizations we stand behind. Also, let us know how you will #BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day by tweeting/instagramming us at @hankypankyltd!

-Carla, marching on

 

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Time for the Slip?

Hanky Panky Silky Skin A-Line Slip

Silky 36″ A-line Slip

Are Slips a Thing of Yore?

Don’t give slips the pink slip! They are as useful now as ever and our Hanky Panky Silky collection offers a wide array of the “overgarments” for your undermost undergarments.

Hanky Panky Silky 14” Fitted Half Slip with Lace and Silky 30” Convertible Slip

Silky 30” Convertible Slip and Fitted Half Slip

I, too, thought that dress slips were for my mother’s generation. That was until, Gale, our creative director, pointed out what a wonderful job her slip was doing from keeping her plaid dress from clinging to her leggings. And then it hit me—a light bulb moment! Memories of abandoned skirts, dresses avoided during certain seasons, bulges of fabric from static, and awkward windy moments flew past. A slip, with its body-contouring coverage, forgiving smoothness, would have been the perfect answer to the sartorial hardships I have endured.

So What Can a Slip Do for You?

Hanky Panky Fitted Slip with Lace Plus Size

Fitted Slip With Lace

VPLs (visible panty lines) are often thought of as the practical need for slip. However, if a VPL isn’t a concern of yours, there are many other reasons to consider adding a slip into your wardrobe staples. First, slips are great to wear as a layering piece with thin garments to prevent underwear from showing through your clothes. They also add an extra layer for warmth and make for a handy transitional accessory when you want to take a summer dress into the early fall with you.

Additionally, they prevent from chaffing. So add an extra layer between you and that scratchy wool dress that’s been sitting in the back of your closet and you are good to go! And if you are tired of fabric bunching and static, our Silky slip is here to the rescue.

Show More Skin—Silky Skin, That Is

Lastly, slips are for the fashionable, just as much the practical. Like many of our other pieces, you can wear your slip out as a part of your ensemble. Take a nod from the runway shows and pair your slip with a cardigan or blazer, or wear under a sheer skirt or blouse.

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From Left: Dolce & Gabana SS16, Katie Gallagher SS17, Dolce & Gabana AW17, Sharon Wauchob SS16 Photos ©WGSN

Or bring your slip all the way out and over a t-shirt.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 17

Rebecca Minkoff SS17 Photo ©WGSN

Regardless of how you wear your slip, the important thing to remember is slips are a wardrobe essential.

-Carla, slipping up

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Cheeky Bridal Gifts…

Hanky Panky Bridal Collection Elizabeth Bralette and Keyhole Bikini

Spring 2017 Bridal Collection

Dum dum da dum… Wedding season is here! Whether you are a bride, groom or one of the many people who take part into seeing the happy couple off into wedded bliss, the planning, gifting and coordinating can be hectic. And you may forget about the most fun part—that’s where we come in to cover your assets in the intimate apparel arena.

You don’t even have to worry about putting the look together, just shop our bridal and bridal plus boutiques! My top picks right now are the Retro Lace bralette and thong set. We love the vintage feel of the thong, which from the front recalls a 1950s high-waist brief with a revealing twist at the back; and the adorable baby blue trim adds sweetness.

Hanky Panky Retro Lace Bralette and Thong from Bridal Collection

Retro Lace Bralette and Thong

The Alexandra collection is such a favorite that it’s hard to choose the best piece. However, I would place my bet on the Alexandra crop cami and tap pant, layered with the matching lace robe.

Hanky Panky Alexandra Lace Crop Cami and Tap Pant from Bridal Collection

Alexandra Lace Crop Cami and Tap Pant

If you are looking for a gift for your bridal party, consider heading over to our personalization shop. There, you can choose from an assortment of thongs and panties in a plethora of colors to customize. Share your love and appreciation with our crystalized styles to lighten up what can be a stressful, yet exciting time. These are a fun gift idea #fortheladies! #girlsclub #squadgoals

Hanky Panky Crystalized Thongs

Crystalized Thongs

And for some more cheeky options (#punintended), check out our Hanky Panky After Midnight collection. All the aforementioned boutiques offer fun, colorful and sexy options in plus sizes. #AllBodiesAreGoodBodies

-Carla

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Time to Romp Around!

Nothing says spring is around the corner like our new playful and cozy romper! It’s been a while, but after a break, we are excited for this latest romper to broaden our sleepwear collection. The romper with accompanying sleep set and robe feature our cross-dyed lace trim in heather jersey.

Hanky Panky Heather Jersey Romper with cross dyed lace trim, available in wine and chambray

Heather Jersey Romper

All the new pieces can be mixed and matched with our other heather jersey and cross-dyed styles. Consider pairing the jersey kimono robe with cross-dyed boyshort and cami in chambray or switch out the sleep set bottom with the boyshorts for a more lacey, feminine feel.

Hanky Panky Heather Jersey Kimono Robe, Cross-Dyed Lace Cami and Boyshort

New Heather Jersey Kimono Robe matches back to Cross-Dyed Lace Cami and Boyshort

The soft jersey fabric and cross-dyed lace, which you can read more about here, provide stretch for added comfort. For a relaxed weekend look, pair the sleep set tank with jeans, our BARE bra and thong.

Hanky Panky Heather Jersey Sleep Set with BARE Lace T-Back Bralette and Eve Thong

Heather Jersey Sleep Set with BARE Lace T-Back Bralette and Eve Thong

If you have been all over the latest fashion trends, you know sleepwear is the new jeans and t-shirt look. But… if you aren’t quite ready to take that plunge yet, as stepping out in your PJs isn’t for everyone, we got you covered! This romper is a great transitional piece. Wear it around the house on a lazy Saturday afternoon or step out for brunch with friends. Regardless where you are or where you go, sport that care-free, just-got-out-of-bed look with this adorable romper.

For an additional touch of effortless chic, style with an open front cardigan or fringe kimono and combat boots or huarache sandals. And if you feel extra daring or plan on hitting la playa, throw on a fedora or panama hat.

Not only is our romper easy, comfy and cute, but it is also available only on HankyPanky.com. Shop the collection here.

-Carla

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Introducing Hanky Panky in the Studio

Hanky Panky in the Studio Mia Cropped High-Neck Bralette & Hipster

Mia High-Neck Bralette and Hipster in Granite/Black

Introducing Hanky Panky in the Studio, our newest active-inspired collection, which can take you from barre to brunch, and everywhere in-between.

Inspired by modern women’s desire for versatile, comfortable, and stylish intimates, the Hanky Panky in the Studio collection features luxurious Italian performance microfiber knits with wicking and quick-dry properties.

As always, every style is made with Hanky Panky’s unparalleled attention to fit and comfort. Silhouettes are perfect for everyday comfort and popular activities like Pilates, ballet barre, yoga, and other low-impact training.

Our V-neck, racerback tank and matching hipster are made from a innovative moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you dry and comfortable. Available in Black, Cobalt, and Granite.

Mia Racerback Tank and Hipster in Cobalt/Black

We are launching the collection with Mia, color-blocked performance knit and mesh trimmed with bold black elastics. The ultra-lightweight performance knit wicks sweat and dries quickly, while the airy mesh keeps you cool.

The high-necked cropped bralette is perfect for keeping cleavage under wraps when doing yoga inversions or during spin class, and the oversized back keyhole ventilates while giving you freedom of movement. The padded triangle bralette offers coverage and subtle shaping to smaller figures, while the racerback keeps straps in place during activities like weightlifting.

The racerback tank is cut extra-long to keep you covered. The two-tone thong gives a smooth, invisible look under your leggings or yoga pants. The mesh-back hipster is designed with a low leg that stays put during all kinds of activities.

Hanky Panky in the Studio Mia Padded Bralette & Two-Tone Thong in Black

Mia Padded Bralette & Two-Tone Thong

So, are you ready for a little Hanky Panky in the Studio?

-Larissa

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Holiday Magic from Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky's Holiday Magic

Hanky Panky’s Winter holiday collection is full of holiday magic. The color palette is rich and regal. Signature Lace colors include Passionate Pink, Bali Blue, Holly Green, Red, Royal Purple, and Blossom Pink. The Cross-dyed Signature Lace colors are Red/Lip Gloss and Black/Granite.

Our new seasonal prints include Snowflake, white flakes on a blue ground, Golden Leopard, a metallic leopard print on sand-colored lace, Rose Red, botanical roses on white lace, Buffalo Check, classic black plaid on festive red lace, and Parfumerie, a kitschy perfume bottle print on soft jersey knit. New groups include Rose D’Or, golden roses on black lace and Rose Appliqué, red embroidery on black mesh.

Explore some of the inspiration behind our collection on Pinterest.

 

-Larissa

 

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Perfect Hanukkah Gifts from Hanky Panky

Start your Hanukkah shopping with these lovely picks from Hanky Panky’s Holiday 2016 collection. Hanukkah begins at sundown on Saturday, December 24th this year, so there’s still plenty of time.

Hanky Panky Multipacks in Shades of Blue make great Hanukkah gifts

Multi-packs in shades of blue and silver make great Hanukkah gifts

Great things come in threes, like our lace thong multi-packs in shades of blue and silver, some with shimmering winter-themed crystal motifs to take your through the Hanukkah season and beyond.

Hanky Panky Snowflake Print Lingerie is the perfect Hanukkah gift

Flurries of snowflakes on lovely blue lace

Our winter-y snowflake print in shades of blue and white is the choice for the festival of lights.

Our Soft Supima® Cotton Pajamas are available in Forget Me Not Blue and White makes great Hanukkah gifts

Our Soft Supima® Cotton Pajamas are available in Forget-Me-Not Blue and White

Our Supima® cotton PJs are super-soft and incredibly comfy, even after eating one too many latkes.

The HankyPanky.com Keepsake Gift Card. Choose an amount, from $25 to $500. Perfect one-size-fits-all Hanukkah gifts

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

Or, if you just can’t decide, a HankyPanky.com gift card is always the Perfect Gift.

-Larissa

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Cozy Flannel Robe Spans Generations

Gale, Hanky Panky’s co-founder and Creative Director, still has hers, and last year I learned that at least one other fabulous dame still has hers. Of course, I’m referring to the black and white yarn-dyed plaid 100% cotton flannel robe we first produced about 25 years ago.

Hanky Panky 2VR114L Cozy European Cotton Flannel Long Robe

Snuggle up in Cozy Flannel to the Floor.

We were encouraged to revive this classic kimono-style winter warmer after hearing from Sarah Paulson last August who offered to pay virtually any amount (certainly a touch of hyperbole) if we could whip up a replacement for her sweetheart, Holland Taylor, the other dame mentioned above.

“Whip up” we couldn’t, since the fabric had been out of our inventory for decades and what was now available from the original supplier just didn’t live up to its former high standard. But we finally found a high-end shirting fabric mill in the Czech Republic that was able to reproduce our original fabric, down to its super plush, ultra soft quality.

Hanky Panky 2VR114 Short Cozy European Flannel Robe

Our cozy knee-length robe is another great option.

The one size garment now comes in two lengths—just below the knee or to the ankle. Available exclusively on hankypanky.com while supplies last. Unless, of course, you’re willing to wait another 25 years!

–Lida, co-founder and CEO

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Hanky Panky After Midnight® Presents: The Ziegfeld Follies

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Our latest collaboration is inspired by the legendary performers of the Ziegfeld Follies. Groups include Lillian, metallic fringe and signature lace, Dolores, stunning peacock embroidery, Billie, stellar silver and black embroidery, Penny, black fringe and mesh, and Josephine, black lace with golden chain motif.

This collection was created in support of The Ziegfeld Club, a venerable Broadway charity since 1936, which endeavors to keep alive the memory of impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. and the women of the Ziegfeld Follies. They help women pursue and sustain careers in the performing arts and honor the memory of Billie Burke and the other professional artists who founded the organization.


Get inspired by our Ziegfeld Follies pinterest board:

 

 

Who’s your favorite Ziegfeld girl?

Shop the full collection here.

-Larissa

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All-Time Top Five Reasons to Shop at HankyPanky.com

Hanky Panky Shopping Bag with colorful undies spilling out.

Everybody loves lists. It’s true. And everyone loves undies. This is also true. So, here is our list of all-time top five reasons to shop at HankyPanky.com (as if you really needed reasons to shop).

  1. We get everything first. We share a warehouse with Hanky Panky’s wholesale business, so we get everything a week or so before everyone else. It’s like shopping in the future!
  2. We have the best selection of special sizes. Whether you wear petites or plus-sizes, HankyPanky.com has something for you.
  3. Exclusive styles you won’t see anywhere else. Every season, HankyPanky.com gets unique limited edition items you won’t find in any store.
  4. Awesome customer service, direct from the source. Our customer service team is in daily direct contact with our design and production teams. So, if you have a specific question about design, fit or materials, we can get you the most accurate and detailed answers imaginable.
  5. Panky Points! Our customer rewards program is second-to-none.  On top of earning points to spend on future purchases, Panky Points members enjoy perks like a birthday discount, double points promotions, and early access to new arrivals.

So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and restock your panty drawer!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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