Visible Underwear Lines aka Visible Panty Lines
Is having visible underwear lines (I’ll call it VUL) really a fashion faux pas? Well, it probably depends on who you ask. Ask fashion gurus and VPL (visible panty lines) for women is probably high on their list as a no no. With the trend in leggings and form fitting pants in general for women, we can get a feel of what they think. Go out and keep an eye out for VPL or VUL then you might notice it doesn’t really seem to be at the top of a lot of women’s lists of not to do. I always see plenty of them. Personally, it doesn’t bother me. I like seeing if I can spot some sexy underwear cuts.
I never hear visible underwear lines discussed for us guys. Is it fine for guys to show their wrinkled up boxers or boxer brief lines under their pants. How about briefs? Can I mention bikinis? It seems the trend for guys is to show off their underwear above their pants waist. To me that is a worse fashion faux pas than VUL. Seems a bit tacky and frumpy to me. Why are women’s standards higher than that for guys? They have to dress this way or wear that.
As I mentioned above, I’m all for visible underwear lines (well I’m more for sexy undie lines). I’m fine with none, because that makes it a challenge for me to figure out if a thong is being worn, commando, or a really good vanishing bikini/brief cut. This game only works with the ladies. Haven’t spotted any skimpy underwear lines on guys.
Of course if you want to reduce VUL then thongs or g-strings are the way to go. G-strings are going to really be the best at eliminating lines. I can usually still spot thong lines unless a shirt is covering that portion of the butt. Okay maybe sometimes I assume a thong too.
As a guy that wears bikinis and thongs should I be concerned about visible underwear lines? If I should be, I’m not. Of course, I don’t normally wear form fitting clothes, so less likely for lines to show. There are some items I have that could and do show lines, which I’ll touch on a bit shortly. My thoughts is if I were to show lines, I highly doubt anyone would say anything. If anyone did notice I’d hope it would get them thinking or wondering about the styles for men. I’m always thinking of ways to try and promote bikinis and thongs for men that might not be seeking them out. Maybe showing underwear lines is a way to do so.
I’ve kind of played with this idea many years ago once. Pretty sure it was my college years. I had a pair of unlined red wind pants. I wore a blue string bikini under them, which was pretty visible through the fabric. I don’t recall what I was doing that day other than I was out and about in public. I would have imagined people would have noticed. Should I consider something like that again for promoting the style (it is even possible those pants are still around somewhere)?
I do have some items nowadays I wear that would show underwear lines. One is some of my athletic pants, especially the gray pairs. Guess some shorts, but most are black so harder to notice. With form fitting items that would be my bike shorts and tights, which I know you are not supposed to wear underwear with. I break the rule, because I like wearing the styles. Plus it is an opportunity to show some VUL, so kind of a game I play. My most recent purchase has been some lightweight tights/leggings mainly for riding the spin bike at the house, but I have also worn them hiking some. As you can see from the picture at the top, they can show underwear lines pretty well.
You probably figured it out, but I don’t think we really need to care about visible underwear lines. That is not one of the reasons why I choose to wear thongs. I don’t think it should be someone’s top reason for wearing a thong. We should wear thongs because we find them comfortable. If you prefer the smooth butt look under your form fitting clothes then wear that thong or g-string. Otherwise wear whatever you want. So do you aim for the no VUL look or do you like to try and show them or do a little of both?