At 47 years old, you would think that I would have outgrown the problem of blushing whenever someone mentions anything unmentionable.
Yes, I turn beet red at the slightest inference to (shhhh) S-E-X. But I’m also talking about the other unmentionables. You know, the kind that our grandmothers didn’t much talk about.
You know, drawers. Panties. Undies.
Underwear and bras.
Boxers or briefs.
Whatever you want to call all the things that go on under your regular clothes. (Except socks. Those are an easy subject.)
I can tolerate the mention of these things, but shopping for them is a whole ‘nother story. Personally, I anguish over it, but I had clothes shopping altogether. Shopping for underwear and whatnot with teen and tween daughters is unbearable. They only want certain types and heaven help us if I ask them to hand them a stack and ask them to try them on.
We’re at the point that they’ve each found a few things that they like and prefer to stick with those. I’m totally with them on that matter. My choice of bra has been Bali for quite a while. Even when I try others on, I usually fall back to that brand, even if in a different style.
Something interesting happened a couple months ago during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I learned that my favorite bra brand, Bali, is actually part of the Hanes umbrella of brands! At the same time, I discovered Champion, Playtex, Maidenform and Just My Size are also! That made so much more sense why these cute Just My Size tunic tops were so soft.
I did a quick run through of their products during Disney Social Media Moms and discovered that they offer casual wear. We received one of the Hanes Sport Men’s Performance Polo shirts and are impressed with how soft and lightweight it is. Same great quality as their undershirts… but in an over-shirt! I also wasn’t aware that Hanes caters to college fans with their HanesInk Custom Apparel line. Want a shirt or sweatshirt depicting your favorite college sports team? They have you covered. Literally! One thing they didn’t tell me during the tour is that not only are college teams available but you can also search for your high school. I was able to find Over 60 different types of T-Shirts, hoodies, Polo shirts, sweatpants and tank tops with a variety of combinations of the school name, mascot name, logo and even some that read “Proud” after the school. Gifting just got easier for our soon-to-be high school daughter!
I even discovered they have running garments in their lineup! Okay, so I knew they offered running bras but the fact they had performance capri pants was totally news to me. And they were ridiculously cute! I recently received a package from Hanes that included some of the items they had on display. I’m not one to wear fitted clothes. Even my swimsuit has a skirt built in! I have a couple other pair of exercise Capri pants, but I opt to wear baggy shorts over the top of them. These Hanes Sport Performance Capri pants, however, were soooo comfy that I will definitely feel confident wearing them during my next exercise session SANS the extra layer of shorts!
This comes as a total shock to me, but I’m feeling the urge to say “Let’s talk about bras.” Shopping for bras becomes a mission to find just the right one. As I said before, I gravitate toward the same brand even when faced with other options. Hanes sent along a few different for me to try based on discussions we had during the product showcase including a Champion, Bali and Hanes. I’m anxious to compare them side by side and see if I truly fall back to Bali again. I’m hoping I fall in love with their Champion Absolute Workout sports bra because they’re pretty classy looking and when I work out, classy is not a word I use to describe how I look or feel!
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the one thing that brought us here in the first place. Underwear. Every day when I step off the treadmill or spend the day outside in the sun, I find myself peeling my clothes off. The sticking is just… ugh. Hanes X-TEMP panties have a lot of awesome features like shrink resistant, soft and tag-free, itch-free comfort. But the ONE feature that has me sold and expecting these to be my new favorite line of underwear is inclusion of moisture wicking technology. Yes, please. Moisture wicking underwear… where have you been my whole life?
So let’s get back to the original conversation, shall we? Am I the only one who hates shopping for unmentionables? Maybe if I took the time to actually learn about the variety of options and share them with my family in a “hey, this is just real life” kind of way, then it wouldn’t be so embarrassing.
Now excuse me while I go talk to my girls about their undergarments.
How often do you change styles and brands of your under clothing?