I Just Don’t Have an Excuse – Stop with the Holey Underwear Already

Heather says:

I was folding laundry the other morning and had a realization. In the course of a month I can typically escape at least once to buy a book or have lunch by myself. Yet, I can never seem to find time or money to buy myself decent underwear. In truth they are just excuses.

The next time I have a child-free hour or two I am going to pick up some new underwear and toss the I-hope-I-don’t -get-in-a-car-accident pairs. It is not being indulgent to have decent underwear. I will hit the library for my reading fix.

I know I’m not the only one. So tell me, in what state are your drawers?


  1. Badbadivy on October 23, 2007 at 10:11 am

    My dog eats my underwear! Grr! Digs it right out of the hamper, if he can. Needless to say, I’m in need of some new undies. 😉

  2. Margo on October 22, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Keter, I totally agree with you about how to launder bras. Sometimes I even handwash mine. Not that mine are super-expensive (love TJMaxx!), but when I find one I like, I want it to last.

  3. Karen on October 22, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    I tend to put off buying undies for myself and then I’ll suddenly get the urge and buy, like 6 pair of panties and two bras all at once!

    Nowadays, though, all my panties are not fit to be seen. After recovering from my hysterectomy, I’m throwing them ALL away and buying all new! I can’t wait! (Was that TMI? Sorry!)

  4. carrie on October 21, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    with me it’s the same. Only it’s if I have an extra buck or $7, so I spend it on that cute sweater I’ve been eyeballing or some trusty old Hanes without the torn legbands?

  5. Samantha on October 21, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Mine are in OK shape, but I need the next size up! My butt has gotten too big for mine, LOL… Uggg, the thought of getting the next size up freaks me out so bad that I’m just putting it off! OH, and bra’s.. that’s a whole nuther’ story! I can’t go to WM or Target’ … My boobs require extra reinforcement that I’ve not found in cheaper bras. 36DD… I need more!

  6. Bramble on October 21, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    you know i actually feel guilty buying myself new underwear, and you’re righ tit’s not really an indulgence, it’s a necessity. you should see the inner battle i went through the other day buying myself pants that fit because i couldn’t sit in any of my existing pairs anymore. go you girl!

  7. Christopher on October 21, 2007 at 3:34 am

    I always put off shopping for underwear because I worry that the new ones won’t be comfortable. (The right fit is pretty essential for guys, you see.) I’m currently on a business trip in India and knew I’d have to buy a lot of new clothes before coming here, so I bit the bullet and grabbed two packages of Jockeys, with three pair in each. It’s actually unwise to buy two sets in case you don’t like them, but I was at Ross, so it wasn’t a big investment. Now I’ve got six nice new pairs that actually are quite comfortable, and scores of older pairs back home that I’ll probably wear until they turn to dust.

    The reason I had to get new ones for the trip? Someone else is doing my laundry. 🙂

  8. Margo on October 20, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    I love it when you talk sexy. 😉

  9. Keter on October 20, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I’m so hard to fit (34 G) that my bra situation is always a problem. Macy’s has started carrying a few items in my size, but they are damnably expensive – $35 ea. and up. Fortunately, I get by well with boyshorts from Target on the other end. ;0)

    Hint if you want your undies to last well: never put them in the dryer, always hang dry. They seem to do just fine in a lingerie bag in the washer, but be sure to hook the bras closed before putting them in the bag to prevent snarls.

  10. boogiemum on October 20, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Uhm. I should probably take your advice. I definitely need an overhaul.

  11. Jasi on October 20, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Before baby, everything was VS and high end lingerie. Now it’s the big W out of convenience and choice.

    Recently found super adorable cotton cheeky boycut shorts in black/grey/white packs and matching thongs. Bought half a dozen packs. And I have to say, I look even cuter than I ever did any any of that expensive stuff, it’s TONS more comfortable and soooo reasonable.

    Now my undies needs are totally filled. Clean and cute and I daresay, I wouldn’t be a bit embarrassed if someone saw them in my wash or something.

    Oh and fabulous bras are HHW, microfiber, underwire -free (yes, i said free! its astounding). Sturdy, sexy, no slip. I dig. Nude tone is my fave. No more white bras for me.

  12. malia on October 20, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    I did an underwear overhaul earlier this year so I only have a couple that are getting pretty ratty. I have four pairs of underwear that are/were my “nice” ones and a couple pairs of those wore out on me just recently so I’d like to replace those pretty soon.

    But I know what you mean by not getting around to replacing your own underwear. For some reason that tends to get pushed to the “bottom” (ha!) of the list!

  13. Southern Girl on October 20, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    In what state are my drawers?

    Tennessee. 😉

    I know, I know…there’s one in every crowd.

  14. Margo on October 20, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    ooooh – I love underwear! I wish mine would wear out faster so I could buy more 🙂 So yes, mine is in pretty good shape and I like interesting underwear too – um, actually, I love to match it to my clothes. I don’t typically wear matching bra and undies though, because my favorite place to shop is TJMaxx. They have some nice name brands, interesting colors, but they’re not expensive. I’m so spoiled that I think a bra is expensive if it’s over $12!! My friend was recommending a nursing bra to me (I’m pregnant) that cost $50. Yikes! But I’m pretty sure TJMaxx doesn’t have nursing bras. . .

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