London: Marks and Spencer have come up with a novel way to overcome the dreaded visible panty line, with specially designed knickers to be worn under clingy summer dresses and tight trousers.
The lacy underwear looks good when the dress is off, too.
The knickers, called the Bandeau, have a wide band of lace, which sits snugly on the hips but will not dig in – unlike thongs, which not every woman finds comfortable to wear.
They are also cut higher on the leg than boy-short style pants, giving a feminine look which flatter legs by making them appear longer.
The knickers, which cost 5 pounds each or 10 pounds for three at Marks and Spencer, come in black, white, nude, hot pink and marine blue and go on sale next month.
“It’s time to chuck out those greying Bridget Jones big pants and say hello to the newest knicker on the block, the Bandeau,” the Daily Mail quoted Soozie Jenkinson, head of lingerie design at M and S, as saying.
“Using stretch lace and slinky microfibre, we’ve designed this new knicker to be not only flattering and stylish but incredibly comfortable to wear,” she added.