Boylegs are in, G-strings out in women's fashion
By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.com.au
G-STRINGS are out, boylegs are in.
An Australian study believes G-strings are fading out, and boylegs are the more popular underwear choice for women.
The Observer spoke to men and women about what they preferred.
Although the boys were all for the G-string, a number of girls said they would prefer the boylegs briefs with extended sides.
Gladstone women's underwear specialist Strictly Feminine believed the G-string trend had not yet faded out of Gladstone.
Strictly Feminine owner Kerry Lacey said although they had begun to fade out in the bigger cities, they certainly had not here.
She believed girls tended to go with what they were comfortable with.
'They all like to give the new products a try, however they always go back to whichever underwear they are comfortable wearing,' Kerry said.
Kerry said she believed that her store didn't sell more than the other.
Kerry recalled when they first introduced the backless underwear.
She said all the women came in to buy them because they wanted to see what they were like.
'You had some who loved them, and others who didn't,'' Kerry said.
Bra's 'N Things fitting specialist Karen Parsloe also agreed with Kerry that the G-string still hadn't lost its touch in Gladstone.
Karen said although the boylegs were also being sold, the G-string still hadn't lost its popularity with women.
'I think if they marketed the boylegs more it may have an impact on sales, either of them,' she said.
'Like Kerry said, women love comfort and they will go for that first,' she said.
Gladstone couple Leighton Ireland and Katrina Norton both had mixed discussion on what they would prefer.
Leighton said he preferred women in a G-string ? 'it's tight and sexy'. But Katrina disagreed, and preferred boylegs. "Although I still wear the G-strings at times, the boylegs are more comfortable,'' Katrina said.
'I love to be comfortable, and I will always take comfort over being sexy.'