Thongs and boyshorts have been competing for the most popular underwear style after the fall of the bikini, but there is a new underwear style that is stealing the spotlight. High-waisted underwear are making a major comeback. Saying someone is wearing granny panties isn’t an insult. We’re seeing more high-rise panties being stocked in shops and celebs are flashing the bands of their high-waisted Calvin Klein briefs all over Instagram. Celebrities are even showing off their granny panties with sheer outfits, like Kim Kardashian at the CFDA Fashion Awards. You may not want to go that far but you can still enjoy these flattering, vintage-inspired briefs underneath your clothes.
Check out 15 pretty pairs of high-waisted panties:
1. Lace-Paneled Mesh Bikini ($9.90, Forever 21)
Fancy underwear doesn’t have to cost a fortune. These black panties look way more expensive than they actually are thanks to the crisscross detail on the front and lace sides.
2. Mesh Embroidered Knickers ($22, Topshop)
How pretty are these pale blue high-waisted panties with pink embroidery? They sit just below your belly button, so they are high enough without being restricting.
3. Elomi Orla Brief ($35, Figleaves)
You might mistake these for swimsuit bottoms given the graphic print, but they are meant to be worn on dry land. However, the high-waisted cut is so flattering you will wish you could wear them at the beach.
4. Geisha Lace High Waisted Pant ($18, ASOS)
These black lace underwear sit just below your belly button. They are made out of a comfortable stretch lace and the reverse has sexy sheer side panels.
5. Cacique Sassy Cotton Brief Panty ($9.50, Lane Bryant)
There are lots of fancy high-waisted panties but if you want something more casual, you can still find a number of cute options. These white and blue floral print briefs are great for every day, and you can get them as part of a 5 for $35 sale.
6. Bronze Goddess Undies ($16.99, ModCloth)
You would never call these granny panties in a negative way. The below-the-belly button style have a sweet floral print and bow detail on the front, and a sheer bottom.
7. Jockey Elance Brief 3-Pack ($19.50, Bare Necessities)
Stock up on high-waisted briefs with this three-pack. It comes with this printed pair as well as a solid light blue and maroon. If you want other colors and patterns, there are 7 other sets to choose from.
8. Dita Von Teese Starlift Briefs ($40, Nordstrom)
Of course, Dita Von Teese‘s lingerie line would have the best retro high-waisted panties. The front is made out of a stretch satin with lace detail while the back is completely sheer.
9. Chantelle Intimates Barocco High Rise Briefs ($50, Nordstrom)
These blush-colored underwear hit right on the belly button. They combine feminine details such as scrolling with a sporty feel for a modern, unique look.
10. Goddess Kayla Brief ($30, Figleaves)
These pale pink underwear are decorated with a dainty rose print design on the front panel. They have just the right amount of detail. Pair them with a matching bra or a plain one.
11. The Intimate Collection By Britney Spears Camellia High Waist Brief ($40, ASOS)
These high-waisted underwear are from Britney Spears‘ lingerie collection. The briefs have semi-sheer sides and bum. Oh, la la.
12. Wacoal Retro Chic High-Cut Brief ($32, Macy’s)
Vintage lingerie was the prettiest. Get the look of a retro-style but with the comfort of modern fabrics with this lace pair.
13. Micro-Mesh And Tricot High-Waist Brief ($32, American Apparel)
These high-waist briefs provide plenty of coverage but they show just the right amount of skin with the sheer side panels. The bold red color is a modern update to the high-waisted style.
14. In The Sky With Diamonds Mesh Panties ($28, Nasty Gal)
Sheer black high-waisted panties are a classic look. These briefs have a unique diamond cut on the front and back. You don’t have to get the matching bra but it does complete the look nicely.
15. Charnos Betsy Deep Brief ($30, Figleaves)
Nude underwear doesn’t have to be boring. These feminine briefs have a delicate lace detail that continues around to the back, along the hem.
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