Wednesday, 29 January 2014

It's all over....


..... yes, the woman I once was has checked out, left the building and may never be seen again.  


Today I did it.  I tried not to, and my hand hovered over them for many moments before I took them off the rack and put them into my trolley.  But I did it.  I succumbed.

I bought some BIG KNICKERS.

Alas, the days of the lacy mini brief, the high leg, and the 'no VPL' thongs are now history, because I have become the woman who looks at the selection of underwear in the shop, and chooses the full brief.



.....and most of us don't look anything like this airbrushed picture of a model in them, do we?

I've laughed through the fact that I haven't bought high heeled shoes for eight years, that my daily footwear of choice is hugh white furry boot slippers, and that I live in baggy patterned trousers and t-shirts, like a refugee from the Glastonbury of 20 years ago.  Yet still I was hanging on to the last smidgens of making an effort.

Until the BIG KNICKERS.

(I have a feeling they're going to be one of the best finds of my life, like the furry boot slippers.  Ssh!  It's just between you and me, okay?)





19 comments:

  1. I remember when I would wear my clothes so tight you could see my kidneys throb! But that was back in the day when I was but a trim, slim bit of a thing...since that time I've gone through the 'holding stomach in so desperately as to afford hump on back' stage and am now drifting into the ...'sod it just drape a tarpaulin over me I couldn't give a damn anymore' stage!
    So enjoy your big knickers...wear them with pride...secretly every woman envies the freedom they bring...:)...( and they don't chafe like a thong does! )...:)

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    1. Oh yes, I'm rather looking forward to tomorrow morning!!!!!

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  2. Hmmmmm...has this anything to do with your previous post about ice cream???

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    1. I've been edging towards them for a couple of years now...!

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  3. Oh bless, Terry!! I also have big nickers!! I admit that when I bought them I thought I was buying hi-cut (those diagrams are sooooo deceptive), but when I wore them (well I had to didn't it? I'd bought them after all), I discovered they were really comfy, so now I don't search further anymore. Mine are at least black - just one concession to my former attempts to be glam :-)

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    1. Mine are horribly mauve and pink...!

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  4. Oh my, what a great laugh I just had. I just cleaned out my unmentionables drawer a few weeks ago and did the same thing as you did!! Hilarious! Great post, thanks for the laugh!

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    1. I do still HAVE the thongs, Judi.... I just haven't worn them since.... well, since I stopped thinking uncomfortable was worth it, I suppose!!!! Thanks for reading :)

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  5. Made me laugh. I haven't succumbed yet but I can see them in the near future...hovering enticingly ;)

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    1. It's been in the back of my mind since I found a pair in my pack of high legs and kept finding myself reaching for them in the knicker drawer each morning... honestly, you would have laughed if you'd seen my furtive expression in the shop yesterday. I am wearing a pair now..... and I know I will never look back!!!!

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  6. I'm like Bodicia, haven't succumbed yet, but... :)

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  7. Theys not BIG knickers, Terry. Big ones meet your vest ( or liberty bodice.)
    You've got a way to go yet!

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    1. I think it's the term 'full brief' that made me think I had entered a new phase in my life!!!!

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  8. You have now joined the Comfort Club, Terry! Welcome!!

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  9. I have been wearing big knickers since the early 1990s, and would not go back. Doesn't mean you are an old bag, as I am a stylish metropolitan woman (and clearly drunk, har har!)

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  10. ha ha - I had them a few years ago and then bought them again when I was pregnant. They are comfy as hell, but they do not set the pulse racing! Glad to say I am no longer in the big knickers camp!

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  11. And in the end reality conquers vanity and so introduces comfort. Rejoice in comfort it is where serenity resides.

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    1. I suppose that says it all, really...!

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