So, Visible Thongs Are Out, and Granny Panties Peeking Out of Your Pants Are In


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The last time we coordinated our underwear with our outerwear was, well, never. But there's a first time for everything, right?

If you tried out the visible-thong trend we've been tracking since 2020, including the peekaboo whale tale and the attention-grabbing G-string, then fear not. You're definitely daring enough to tackle the 2022 version of stylish visible panty lines: high-rise panties that peek out from the top of your pants. While some may refer to this type of underwear as "granny panties," members of the fashion set are demonstrating how to style the look in a way that is 100% intentional and not just the result of wearing big bloomers. 

So what's the key to achieving this delicate balance? We're glad you asked: high waists, thick bands, and prominent logos for an extra "yes, I know you can see my undies" vibe. Experiment with boy shorts or lacy styles, classic cotton Calvin Kleins, and even newcomers to the category like Skims and MeUndies.

And remember: Comfort is always in style. 


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Try the look with skirt with built-in exposed briefs.


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Very into the tough vibe here.


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Have no fear with sheer. 


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Matching is easy with separates from the same brand. 

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.