Underwear ..Is it important to your lifestyle?

@nuffsed (1273)
January 25, 2008 4:32am CST
What I mean is...Do you take an extra moment or two to select undies as a special part of your daily wear to boost your ego a little, or is that just for special occasions? I know as we get older such considerations fall by the wayside somewhat, but I'm interested in what percentage of your clothing budget you normally spend on undies. Do you buy them for your own satisfaction or mainly in case you get admitted to A and E? lol Do you think the underwear in some countries is better or worse than in others? For example...I have found that in general, the styles available in Britain, reflected on ebay auction site, are not as varied and attractive as those available in France. What is your undercover story?
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I usually wear nylon underwear soft pastels. I don't worry to much about matching anything unless something might show. I am more concerned with comfort then how something might look, but I do try to keep my underwear looking nice. If it gets a little ratty then its time to throw it away and get new ones. As far as whats available in other countries, I really dont pay any attention to it. I tend to only care about what I can buy or afford. Take care, Terry
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@nuffsed (1273)
28 Jan 08
Hmmm You only buy what you can afford?...I really SHOULD try that...lol
@anapoc (16)
• Latvia
25 Jan 08
Why unerwear was made? It was made to protect something from other eyes and thats why we are wearing it ;) Are simple pants or women brestholders protecting us from cold? No they dont, so the main reason is to hide our intim body parts when we take of other closes, becouse not all persons are satisfied with their intim body parts :) And offcourse, now its just normal if you wear underwear, becouse now its like rule. If you are not doing so, then you are weird and people start to look at you weird. But if I should choose, I would wear underwear only when I must take off other clothes, other days not :) I dont spend much money for underwear. If its doing main job, to feel and fit good, then its Ok. And btw, qualiy is same in almoust all countries, becouse all clothes are made in Asia, Eastern Europe and all big manufacturers, like Vigos, Lee Cooper, Dolche Gabane, etc. are just puting on their label and making price bigger :) Sorry for my bad English.
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@nuffsed (1273)
26 Jan 08
I'm sure your English is better every day, it's got to be a LOT better than my Latvian lol Unless it is very cold, I think undies have only one purpose...to make the most of my appearance, whether it's seduction or shock, it's vanity lol
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
Yes I wear white briefs, and they must fit well, and be snug. When they get worn looking or the waist elastic becomes stretched I discard them and buy new undies. I especially like," Fruit of the Loom, " I really can't explain why, but I just like the way they feel. Nice and Snug.I've never bought undies anywhere except the US and Canada. I expect men's briefs are quite similar the world over. Am I right?
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@nuffsed (1273)
26 Jan 08
I think you are right, there is little variety for men to choose from. I do think there are a lot of men who enjoy ladies softer styles and fabrics and so keep them secretly. Why aren't men allowed to be sensual?
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@Stiletto (4582)
25 Jan 08
I always buy the best underwear I can afford. Buying underwear is my third biggest compulsion, boots and lip gloss being the first two. I can't really say what percentage of my clothing budget is spent on underwear simply because I don't have a clothing budget - although I suspect my bank manager would love me to decide on one! I always wear matching underwear, mainly for my own satisfaction but partly in case I get hit by a bus (oh the horror if my bra and knickers didn't match!), or of course just in case I get lucky when I'm not expecting it! I agree with you about French underwear - gorgeous!! Although I think we're not too badly off for choice in Britain, it's generally impossible for me to find a good bra in my size (or at least one that's attractive enough to buy) in most high street stores. My boobs aren't THAT big but I've found anything above a 38C tends to resemble some kind of weird, elasticated body armour designed solely for control rather than display purposes if you know what I mean :) Thank goodness for online shopping!
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@nuffsed (1273)
26 Jan 08
I'm an (online) undie addict too. That's because I can find prettier things on the French ebay and British stuff tends to get very expensive if it is anything out of the ordinary i.e. not boring lol And I really do not like to have odd items, co-ordination and matching sets are mandatory or else I'd be afraid to cross the road lol
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
25 Jan 08
well, hello my friend To be frank, I only wear underwear if im likely to be bringing someone home for the night, or more probably going out for the night, otherwise im unrestraigned below so to speak blessed be
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@nuffsed (1273)
26 Jan 08
Hiya ...hope you are keeping well.....and happy in your freestyling lol
• Australia
25 Jan 08
I'm a huge fan of nice underware, for many reasons. The main one though is that having on a nice set of underware can help to lift me in the morning, even if I'm not feeling fantastic about myself. I don't necessarily always buy matching sets (because they're generally so expensive, and you can only wear the bottom half once before washing), but I do try to colour co-ordinate my bra and underware. I think it's nice to wear something 'pretty' under your clothes. Even if no one else is going to get to see them, it can really be a quick pick-me-up and a way to feel sexy.
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@nuffsed (1273)
26 Jan 08
I love nice undies and always feel better if they are pretty and matching, but yes they do charge enough for nice sets!! I don't have much use for "everyday" undies, nor do I have the space. Hosiery is another matter though, my best stockings only come out for those occasions!! lol
@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I loooove panties. haha. I spend a lot of money on them when I buy them. I like to get the cutesy coloured/designed ones. I dunno why, no one sees them. But in the chance that my pants are riding low, then I don't have to worry about wearing ugly undies. :) I've never bothered to look at underwear in other countries. I like the ones here. lol
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@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
25 Jan 08
I don't pay much attention to underwear, at least I don't pay attention if it's more or less nice but I want my underwear to be comfortable. If I have a special night with my boyfriend then I want to look good but on normal days I really don't care and I ware comfortable stuff.
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• United States
25 Jan 08
I like to buy the little cutesy underwear. lol I don't match mine to what I'm wearing that day though cause nobody sees them but me and my husband could care less what they look like (when he sees them). I don't spend tons of money on underwear but you wouldn't think that if you saw my underwear drawer because I have so many different pairs. And I only buy them if I'm in a store and see a cute pair that I like.
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@youngam86 (151)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I don't really like to wear underwear. The only reason I wear a bra is so my girls don't sag. If I do wear it, I wear a thong to avoid panty lines. I only buy fancy stuff when its on sale, most of the time I just grab a pair of panties off the clearance rack at walmart and spend a whole dollar.
@icee22 (83)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I know this will sound wierd coming from a guy (who is straight), but I really do pick specific underwear out for special occasions, even though no one is going to see it. I don't know what it is, but it does boost your ego. And I don't wear boxers at all. I think they are dumb. It's like wearing shorts undearneath your shorts. That is just dumb to me. I wear bikinis and string bikinis (they are mens, I promise). I find them much more comfortable. I do wear briefs everyonce in a great while thought.
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Feb 08
underwear plays a major role in my daily life...i feel more comfortable if i wear my boxer or brief...
• United States
26 Jan 08
About the only thing I worry about is comfort when it comes to undies. I do like to find nice prints and colors though. Comfort is the most important.
@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I have my everyday run of the mill cotton grab and go undies. I also have special occasion stuff. Makes the hubby smile. I don't know about undies in other countries. Never really thought about that. However we got something in the mail yesterday. An invite to an underwear party. Junk mail of course. But the concept made us laugh. We won't be attending.
25 Jan 08
My underwear story tells about holes and rips throughout everything I worn 'cause (AS A CHILD) I hated underwear...But now I pay much respect to this kind of things, 'cause they hold something really important! Being serious, I can say I use two kinds of undies, the first being large and very confortable, the second being black and a bit tight to show-off what mother-nature gave me...LOL...and I switch between the ones and the others according to what I have to do...anyway, what's better than stylish italian underwear? Plenty of variety, and we have a certain "taste" for the "unexplored"...(Columbus was Italian, indeed) :-)
@Monkeyrose (2849)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I've never really thought about this but yes I do wear different underwear on different day. I tried to get rid of all my white cotton underwear. I believe I have 2 or 3 pairs of the white cotton ones left. I match my under wear to what I'm wearing and how it will show or not. I also wear nicer underwear when I think there might be a chance of someone seeing me naked.. ie dates.