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If you’re a longterm reader you’ll know I write loads about underwear. I think all good outfits begin with the right foundations, so I love browsing the web for innovations in lingerie. Panty By Post is my latest discovery, a Canadian company which sends out monthly lingerie treats to subscribers across the world.
This is definitely not the first company to offer monthly pants by post. A few years ago I won a competition to get a year’s worth of Coco Ribbon pants by post. But they were rather dull one-colour thongs. Where Panty By Post excels is in the styles that are available and the quality of the knickers themselves. The company imports French lingerie, so it’s incredibly well-made and there are lots of style options, from frilly thongs to hipsters and classic briefs and boxer-esque French knickers. Some items are even photographed alongside suspender belts. I’m not sure if you get the whole set as part of your subscription, but if you do I think that’s pretty fab!
The panties come packaged up in a small cardboard envelope that’s big enough to fit through most standard letterboxes. This might seem like a small thing but when you receive as much post as I do, the fewer times you have to pop down to the delivery office at stupid AM or profusely thank your neighbours for taking in yet another parcel, the better. It arrived quickly, despite an apparent postal strike at the other end. So far, so good! Inside the envelope is a prettily packaged pair of knickers and some promo material showing what other items the site offers.
For my one-off trial subscription, I was sent the Sweet Dreams hipster brief (size L), which is a pair of sheer pink and grey printed chiffon knickers with a tiny cutout and bow on the back. When I first opened up the package, I wasn’t quite convinced. Of all the styles I’d seen on the website, these wouldn’t have been the first I’d have chosen. They’re pretty, definitely, but I wasn’t wowed when I looked at the style. This kind of ruffled, scrunched pants has a tendency to show through clothes a bit.
But then I put them on, and I can safely say I don’t think I’ve ever come across a better fitting, more flattering pair of hipster briefs in my life. I was absolutely blown away (and I’m not being incentivised to say that in any way, I promise). I usually find that knickers dig into every little bit of flesh, accentuating every bulge and bump. But these, because they’re so light and soft, just sit perfectly where they’re meant to be, never rolling up or down. There was no digging in, and they were incredibly flattering for my pear-shaped figure. I honestly don’t know if that’s down to the quality of the knickers themselves, or just pure luck with this particular style, but I cannot fault the fit in any way and it has tempted me into considering a subscription, just to see if other styles are as good.
That said, a 12 month subscription costs $198, which is the equivalent of about £10 per month give our rubbish £ at the moment! For one pair of knickers, that’s pretty expensive, and though the options are gorgeous I’m not sure I’d splash out that much on myself. I usually only spend that much on knickers if they match my bra, and the fact that Panty By Post don’t sell matching sets is a bit of a shame, but I bet that’s the next step!
However, as a special treat, I think a subscription to this is a perfect gift and I’d absolutely recommend it to anyone who’s stuck for a pressie for the lady who has everything! It’s a novel, sweet idea, it’s quite romantic, and it means that you’ll always have new pretty knickers to wear. There’s even a bridal subscription which would be a lovely engagement / bridal shower gift for a female friend if you have the cash to splash!
Panty by Post ship worldwide, offer one-off treats, 3, 6 or 12 month suscriptions, and stock up to size XXXXL.
For more info visit PantybyPost.com
Disclosure: I received a pair of knickers from Panty By Post for review purposes. However, all thoughts are my own and I was not paid to publish them.