Yes, I just used “hot” and “granny panties” in the same sentence, and I fully stand by it. A woman’s relationship with underwear evolves over time, and up until recently, it evolved in a pretty linear way. As a kid, you wear cute little Monday-through-Friday briefs; as a teenager, you sneak to the mall to buy your first thong without your mom knowing; then it’s thongs, thongs, thongs for an unforeseeable amount of time until you get sick of them, start wearing a more full-coverage brief, and before you know it, you’re living in granny panties. Well, that timeline is officially a thing of the past as proven by the influx of influencers posting their granny panties on Instagram and cool-girl brands like Pretties and Araks designing some of the cutest granny panties I’ve ever seen.
To be honest, the term “granny panties” is pretty obsolete, but I wanted to use it here for a bit of a kitschy effect. This underwear style is one that has many negative connotations, but thanks to a bit of encouragement from Carrie Bradshaw (who wore them religiously) and now some of the biggest fashion influencers, there is nothing shameful or embarrassing about them.
If you’re ready to embrace your full brief panty life, I’ve rounded up 18 pairs that are weirdly hot. Between the newer brands stepping up their underwear game to household names you’ve likely worn for years, this selection is one that will leave your underwear drawer feeling fresh and oddly on-trend.