At work with big knickers

As you all know I work in a museum, we have a vast, varied collection which does include big knickers of the historic variety. In fact, I did spend some time documenting them. Most interesting to see how they have changed over time in size, construction and fabric. But that’s not what this blog is about.

You see, today, for the first time since pregnancy I felt compelled to wear some big knickers. Proper Bridget Joners. I’ve never done this before, but at the moment I have a thing about general fatness. My arms look fat and my tummy looks flabby. I also have a thing about not looking like a frumpy mummy. The two are not a good combination for someone who used to run three miles per day and do 100 sit- ups and 100 press-ups morning and night.

Big knickers are not comfortable, especially when one sits at a desk. Big knickers are not terribly flattering in profile. Big knickers are a sign of apathy about healthy eating. Big knickers do not contribute to overall feelings of attractiveness. Big knickers are a sign of age. Soon I will be closer to forty than 21 (ahem, ok 30). I think I’m having a mid-life crisis early. Big knickers are not for me. They also make you feel incredibly self conscious at work.


7 Responses

  1. Glowstars 23rd February 2010 / 10:02 pm

    I absolutely hate big knickers but unfortunately they're a necessity. Oh! To be a size 8.

  2. Heather 24th February 2010 / 6:34 am

    I hate big knickers! they have nothing going for them at all, Ick.

  3. yuri @ urbanvox HQ 24th February 2010 / 8:28 am

    I don't like big knockers too… little ones are sooo much better to look at… 🙂

  4. sparkle 24th February 2010 / 11:22 am

    But big knickers are in fashion if you wear them as outside wear rather than underwear…see Pixie Lott

  5. Muddling Along Mummy 24th February 2010 / 9:22 pm

    Some big knickers are fab (Spanx and the John Lewis ones) but others are the work of the devil – sweaty &amp; bulge making<br /><br />But after 2 in 18 months I need my sucky in pants …<br /><br />That said I&#39;ve just discovered tummy flattening vests from M&amp;S which solve the problems without the discomfort, I think, although they do roll up a bit

  6. Metropolitan Mum 24th February 2010 / 9:28 pm

    C, you are soooo funny. Be assured, you don&#39;t look frumpy or flabby AT ALL. <br />xxx MM

  7. Anonymous 13th July 2011 / 1:50 pm

    i love big knickers in my opinion more feminine – i have maxi brief type silk and satin (bridget jones type but sexier)very comfortable and sexy under skirt and gloss tights.

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