According to the Daily Mail, we have Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks — she who put the va back into va-va-voom! — to thank for the return of the Granny Panty. Thus saith the Mail:
Up to twice the size of normal knickers, waist-nippers flatter the hourglass figure by trimming in a woman’s stomach and pushing out the hips and breasts.
Now, as a woman of what we’re going to call “ample proportions” (because I said so), I am happy — nay, THRILLED — that Granny Panties are back in style. Why? Because it means, more likely than not, that high-waisted jeans (also known as Mom Jeans) are most likely to return next. And that, my friends, means an end to that whole skanky tramp stamp or thong show (for which we all have Monica Lewinsky to thank).
Now, don’t get me wrong: it’s not like I’ve been holding my breath waiting for this to happen. It’s not like I have a vacuum-sealed bag of Mom Jeans just waiting to be returned to good graces in my closet, or like I’ve got a drawerful (no pun intended) of Granny Panties I’ve been dying to wear. Though I do.
I just couldn’t pass up a chance to write a headline like that. Seriously, can you blame me? I crack me up.