Redefining “Sexy” – What’s up with the high-waisted knickers?

11 Oct

I had a really inconvenient experience yesterday in a swimming hall shower room. I was taking a shower before entering the pool area and put on my bikini – a high-waisted bikini bottom and Freya “Hello Sailor” bikini top. I thought “This is going well, no one has looked at me weirdly yet.” UNTIL, I had a feeling of two eyes staring at me from the other side of the room. It was a little girl, pre-puberty had just hit her clearly and she stared at me with amazement. In the moment I crossed her gaze she turned to her friend and whispered something to her “very” discreetly. I got another gaze and felt like I was about to scream “Yo, u little bitches, I’m damn hot in my high-waisted panties, deal with it!” 

I’m sorry, I called 11-year-olds “bitches” but I assure you, they can be quite cruel and rude to their peers and apparently to older people as well. The shamelessness. Anyways, the point is that those girls’ reactions were something I had expected. Which is kind of sad cause I honestly think my panties are hot as hell. BUT why is it that high-waisted briefs are regarded granny panties in today’s world?


To me, high-waisted briefs are actually the ultimate essence of hotness. Look at just Parfait’s bestseller Charlotte! Damn sexy and nowhere near granny. To me these panties represent the glamour feel of 50’s, the era when a high-waisted knicker was more of an essential piece of underwear than a piece worn by only a small group of women. 


Though I can’t wear What Katie Did’s bras I can still lust after their french knickers! These panties just have that something… Besides the looks highwaisted knickers are also extremely comfy. I’m not the most proud of my tummy area and I love how they hide it and keep the cookie pouch controlled. Also they make wearing tights a bit less lumpy!


Above: Huit “Icone” and eLai “Bijou


Also high-waisted knickers can give some underwear the right fun twist they need. I love how Claudette takes a sexy suspender brief to another level by the amazing colour combo and the high-rise cut. 

What do you think of high-waisted panties? Do you regard them more sexy than granny panties, or vice versa?

19 Responses to “Redefining “Sexy” – What’s up with the high-waisted knickers?”

  1. izzylawliet October 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    They can totally be sexy, don’t get me wrong, but I just don’t find them sexy on me. My stomach is a bit of flab and when I sit, the high waisted-ness rolls and does all sorts of uncomfortable things. And then you throw in my big bottom, and things don’t work well on me. I do well with super low bikini cut or just boyshort.

    But if you can rock the high waisted stuff then go you!

    • sophie October 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

      I think the key is to find the right rise for one’s panties. I have a weirdly proportioned torso so I usually find high-rise knickers (or jeans even) too short for me. It’s like my crotch-navel distance is super long or something.. I would love more options since not all high-rise panties flatter me either!

      • izzylawliet October 13, 2013 at 9:51 am #

        I wonder if they have options for different rise. I would love to wear some if I could get the right pair for my proportions.

    • Chocolatesa October 13, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Me too! I find they look nice but my belly just rolls them down and I have the big bottom problems too. I have to stick with low-cut bikini only if I don’t want fabric all bunched up in the front.

  2. Missy M. October 12, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    I love them! I totally agree with you that they’re sexy in a vintage kind of way and they’re great for keeping what i usually refer to as “that lumpy place where I grew my babies” tucked it. I just wish it wasn’t so hard to find a pair of high waisted pants to wear with them.

    • sophie October 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

      True! I often wear my really low-cut dungarees and they are not optimal with high-rise panties..

  3. Laura October 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    I LOVE high-waisted knickers! I’m admittedly a new convert, but I adore them. They always give me an extra “oomph” to my day when I wear them. 🙂

  4. amymeemee October 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m sure you looked amazing in them!

    I really love high waisted knickers, but alas, they don’t suit my body and look awful, wear all of them all of the time so I can live vicariously.

    • sophie October 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      Thanks! Not sure if I did but I don’t want anyone staring at me no matter what I look like 😀

  5. Adena October 13, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    I’m not a fan of high waisted knickers on me because as someone said, there’s the rolling and fat issue. I prefer things that sit under my protruding tummy. I absolutely agree that eleven year old girls can be absolutely nasty and vile. My peers were so awful at that age that I ended up being suicidal for years. Of course, there were other factors, but the verbal and psychological abuse was definitely way up there.

  6. Harriet Matthews October 13, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I never wear anything but high waisted knickers now – about a year and a half ago I discovered What Katie Did and started wearing bullet bras (I now feel very strange whenever I go back to wearing a modern style bra, but that’s another story!) and I started wearing really high waisted knickers to keep in with the 50s style. I find them so comfortable as well as sexy, and they do a much better job of smoothing out the muffin top than my low rise knickers ever did. But I guess with underwear it’s each to their own!

  7. fennec October 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    You have your opinion on high waisted knickers, and i have mine – that they are incredibly ugly. I find every single pair on here unpleasant to look at and I would never wear them. not because they are grannyish, just … ugh. Not a style I care for. That said, I wouldn’t comment on or judge someone for wearing them because they seem like the sort of thing you only wear *if* you love them.

  8. Vesta October 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I think high-waisted panties can be flattering for a limited number of women. As mentioned before – belly may be an issue, side fat, and finally, they tend to hit the thigh at the least flattering level…

  9. nickneptune June 4, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Nothing high-waisted is sexy.

    • Sophie June 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Lol, well that was a well-arguemented claim :’D God you trolls make my day…

  10. jimbob August 30, 2017 at 3:59 am #

    High waist panties are the epitome of sexy panties, it’s all I play with.

  11. Richard February 7, 2021 at 11:54 am #

    Granny are rockin !!! Thay make everyone look amazing !


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