My first clue that something was wrong was when Mamamia creative director Mia Freedman posted a Snapchat holding up a G-String with a comment that went something like this: “Bahahahaha, remember when we all wore G-Strings?”
“I AM still wearing G-strings,” I thought.
Not all the time, but definitely, absolutely some of the time. I wear them to the gym mostly, because I don’t want a double bum when I am wearing tights. And I wear them when I am wearing skinny jeans for the same reason.
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Determined to find out more, I raised the subject in our news conference. The response, from a room full of smart women, was overwhelming. Shock. Horror. Faces twisted in disgust.
My heart sank. Somewhere along the way it seems I missed the memo. G-strings are out! G-Strings are uncomfortable. G-Strings are tacky. Uncool. And no, not retro uncool. In other words they are tres 90s.
How did that happen? How did I lose my undies game and become a laughing stock among my colleagues?
Sure, I knew about boy leg undies. I wear them all the time. I know about those bamboo lacy ones that cover half your bum and don’t leave a panty line. I also know you should steer clear of all synthetic undies because potentially they could make your vagina fall out.
But I still thought the G-String was a thing; that it had its place in the underwear Hall of Fame. I even thought other people were still wearing them.