Everything you wanted to know about ladies knickers

Crown Underwear

 

Tricked you., We are talking about real female underpants. Y’know, the kind that say, ” She’s given up on Victoria Secret’s and is wearing Fruit of the Loom or Hanes Granny pants.” Yeah, its the first thing to go after the metabolism. 

Ladies pant sizes are 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 ( higher numbers are women’s – fuller figure sizes)

Ladies underpants sizes are 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 ( possibly higher, I’ve never noticed)

Why is it that the pants size does not correspond with the underpant size?

As an example, to show you what a brave and noble soul I am I am a 14-16 in pants sometimes a twelve if I never sit down lest I shoot someone’s eye out with the button popping off. my underpants size is 7. Why?

Not that I want my panties to read a double digit number to crush my fragile self esteem even farther into the dust.

I never gave any of this much thought until my neighbor made the critical error of sending her husband out to buy her underpants. He knew she was a size ten in pants, so he came home with size ten underpants. The things are way too big for her and float out the tops of her jeans just begging for a wedgie-a-matic.

Mr. Roboto
10-27-2004, 01:05 PM
Cheap Thrill…………………………….check
Wedge-a-Matic………………………..check
He bought ’em at Walmart………..check
silenus
10-27-2004, 01:22 PM
I once tried to buy bras for a female friend. I walked into Victoria’s Secret with a checklist:36C, underiwre, frontclasp. The saleslady kept asking questions I couldn’t answer…hemicup? demicup? lace? I just kept repeating the mantra: 36Cunderwirefrontclasp. Sending a man to buy women’s underwear is like sending a woman to buy sparkplugs. You just aren’t playing the odds! 

Shirley, why are you surprised? Women’s sizes have absolutely no bearing to anything measurable, so why should underwear match pants? What is a Size 7? 7 what? Inches? Feet? Furlongs? 😀

The only item of Men’s clothing that bears no relation to anything, AFAIK, is shoes and socks, and they don’t match either!

Shirley Ujest
10-27-2004, 01:55 PM
Sending a man to buy women’s underwear is like sending a woman to buy sparkplugs. You just aren’t playing the odds! 

I do okay with doing a Man’s Job. When Mr. Ujest was building a deck and was running out of nails, he told me to go and buy a box of oiuasdjlkdoiuiajkndknduoiusdjkljds* nails. I just stared at him, blinking.

His friend, who worked in a hardware store/lumberyard gave me the nail, ” go in there with that and say you need two boxes. He’ll take care of you.”

I walked into Ace, went right up to the nice old guy in a red vest and said, ” I need two boxes of these. Do you have it?”

The man looked at it for a second, ” Two boxes of olaouidjlkdssjuosdklsdkhdk coming right up.”

I was out of there, that foriegn world, in under two minutes.

*FluxCapacitorOssilationOverthruster Nails. Feh.

That being said, all the pictures in our house are hung with roofing nails. Big ass roofing nails. Because it was all I could find in our garage. ( I hammered them in with the heel of my cowboy boot, too. Because Mr. Ujest steals my tools that I never use anyways.) When our kids inherit this house they are going to have to use a whole tube of toothpaste to fill in those holes. YAY! I blame my husband.

gfloyd
10-27-2004, 02:01 PM
I am thouroughly capable of buying sparkplugs, I’ll have you know, perhaps more so than shopping at Victoria’s Secrets, but then again, I’m not your average female. 

Underwear sizes are confusing as all hell. I don’t understand why they can’t make sense. Blargh.

panache45
10-27-2004, 02:07 PM
See, this is why every morning when I wake up, I thank the Lord Jesus that I’m a man, and everything in my life is measured in inches. And we just don’t want you ladies to start measuring things in inches, or you’d discover that some inches are more equal than others.
Inigo Montoya
10-27-2004, 02:14 PM
His friend, who worked in a hardware store/lumberyard gave me the nail, ” go in there with that and say you need two boxes. He’ll take care of you.”
The normal blank stare of the idiot fades into a grin as Inigo Montoya gets an idea. 

Later that day he’s standing in V.S. smiling broadly holding out the goods saying, “Me want those in this size.”
“Mr. Montoya, that’s a child’s sport bra. And those underpants have got to be 10 years old–there’s no elastic. Send Mrs. Montoya around. Here, have some candy.”

tremorviolet
10-27-2004, 02:22 PM
Ladies underwear isn’t sized as closely as clothing since it has more “give”. Size 5 in underwear is approximately “small”, size 6 is “medium”, and size 7 is “large”, etc. Generally, in most stores, I only see sizes 5-8 or 9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 10. I do think it’s silly that it has a different numbering system tho’. Why not just use small, medium, and large? I’ll have to do some research…
nocturnal_tick
10-27-2004, 02:26 PM
The only item of Men’s clothing that bears no relation to anything, AFAIK, is shoes and socks, and they don’t match either! 

Socks have sizes? :confused:

…no, really?

ShibbOleth
10-27-2004, 02:32 PM
Why not just use small, medium, and large? I’ll have to do some research… 

Psychology. No one would ever buy a large or bigger*. It’s the opposite of using “sizes” for condoms. Besides, in my considerable experience women come in many more sizes than just three. Not to mention all those glorious flavors.

*Does my ass look fat in these panties?

silenus
10-27-2004, 02:34 PM
Women’s panties. 

Not the best thing in the world. But next to it!

Someone had to say it!

silenus
10-27-2004, 02:37 PM
Socks have sizes? :confused: 

…no, really?

Sock sizes. (http://www.knittinganyway.com/socks/socksizechart.htm)

whiterabbit
10-27-2004, 02:43 PM
Ladies underwear isn’t sized as closely as clothing since it has more “give”. Size 5 in underwear is approximately “small”, size 6 is “medium”, and size 7 is “large”, etc. Generally, in most stores, I only see sizes 5-8 or 9. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 10. I do think it’s silly that it has a different numbering system tho’. Why not just use small, medium, and large? I’ll have to do some research… 

I never heard of size fours until a few months ago, and immediately bought a ton of ’em. Fives are just a hair big, but they were the smallest adult size I could find. My fancy dress-up undies are fives, since they didn’t have fours.

Yay for size fours for us small people!

And I see lots of the bigger sizes here. There must be more women willing to admit that they do, indeed, have big butts. No offense to anybody who does. I wish I had more of one.

Shirley Ujest
10-27-2004, 02:51 PM
Yay for size fours for us small people! 

YAY for us girls who got back!

Zsofia
10-27-2004, 04:10 PM
That’s odd – I only buy Victoria’s Secret cotton panties, and have done so for years, so I guess I’ve just forgotten the outside panty market. They come in XS-S-M-L, and it’s pretty common sense. They cost a bit more than Hanes but they last forever, they’re cute, and they don’t creep up. Also they come in a low-rise bikini style. 

I’ve never in my memory encountered numerical sizes on my panties, but a question to my mom returns “You probably wear a 4.” <shrug> I finally converted her to my undies (well, my BRAND of undies – mine are, say, screaming pink with candy canes. Hers are beige.) but I guess the trauma remains.

sunfish
10-27-2004, 04:30 PM
Well, Jockey for Women is numbered sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, but they also give the corresponding hip measurement range for each size. So if you’re not certain what panty size you should be and you really want to feel demoralized, you could always give the man in your life your hip measurement and let him suss it out. Personally, I would safety-pin/superglue together the remnants of whatever panties I had left and wait until I could shop for myself, but YMMV. 

I gave up long ago hoping for size correspondence between different clothes items when I discovered that colored (especially black) twill jeans don’t fit the same as blue jeans cut in the identical style and allegedly the same size. 😡

Indygrrl
10-27-2004, 04:39 PM
Tricked you., We are talking about real female underpants. Y’know, the kind that say, ” She’s given up on Victoria Secret’s and is wearing Fruit of the Loom or Hanes Granny pants.” Yeah, its the first thing to go after the metabolism. 

That’s certainly not a choice that everyone makes. I’ll be wearing sexy underthings until the day I die. 😉

I usually buy panties sized in S, M, L. I’ve occasionally seen them labeled by number, but rarely. I guess I’d go with the same size that I wear in pants.