7.20.2009

Oh Boy!

Sassy. Splendrous. Scandalous. Slinky. Steamy. Sensuous. Sultry. Boy shorts are proof that you don’t have to show a lot of skin to look and feel all of the above. They’re a flirty, coquettish form of intimate that is a triple threat: alluring, bewitching, and oh so charming. Even better, of course, is that they provide comfort while remaining downright captivating. Cotton skivvies topped with a camisole and you’re coy and kittenish. Lace-trimmed teasers worn underneath a pencil skirt and you’re empowered. There’s nothing stopping you, darlings...get shorty.

Diesel "Fresh and Bright Cotton Stretch Alexyo Boy Short" Blame it on my formidable tomboy years, but I find it hard to resist underwear that sports an elastic waistband with a logo emblazoned upon it. Albeit, I will not wear said logo peeking out of the top of my jeans a la the boys I attended elementary school with during the popular “saggy pants” years; but simply knowing that it is there, for my eyes only to see, is quite thrilling. A form of modern-day fashion espionage, if you will. Thus, the candy-colored Fresh and Bright Cotton Stretch Alexyo Boy Short has quickly become a favorite of mine. More masculine than feminine in terms of cut, there’s an element of bike short beauty here that promises cool comfort; while at the same time maintaining an effortless speck of adorable beauty. I’ll be wearing them about the house with knee-high socks, a slouchy sweatshirt, and a messy bun – it’s a look perfect for a day of lounging.

Fruit of the Loom "Fresh Collection Lace Boy-Leg Panties" Perhaps Fruit of the Loom realized that the heart of a lady lies in lace, for their Fresh Collection Lace Boy-Leg Panties are a little slice of lacy luxury wrapped up in a pretty little bow. You will not find a mere lace trim here, but an entire lace underthing complete with a lacy border in a contrasting color; and, not to be forgotten, a teeny tiny bow embellishment with the power to make Blair Waldorf giddy. The green. The gumball. I’m not sure which I fancy more; though I’m sure my armoire would gladly welcome either – or both.

Urban Outfitters "Lace Boyleg" There’s a part of me that would be quite content spending the bulk of my days poolside wearing nothing but a bikini and sunglasses. It is the same part of me that believes that by simply wearing the Lace Boyleg underneath a pair of skinnies I would be regaled with the same type of relaxed comfort that I garner when attired in a subtle swimsuit. The skintight fit and hipster cut would take on the role of my swimming starlets; while the sheer floral lace and scalloped hem would provide just the right amount of feminine touches to make me feel gaga and girly all at once. Who knew unmentionables could be so yummy?

Bjorn Borg "Fun Stretch Printed Mini Short" You do not have to be a child of the sixties, or a diehard fan of the androgynously cute Twiggy to indulge in a little Andy Warhol-infused, Mod-inspired colors and designs. Relevant instance, Bjorn Borg’s Fun Stretch Printed Mini Short. Turquoises, yellows, pinks, greens, reds, blues, all mingle as one in swirling designs and shapes that adorn every inch of these saccharine sweeties. It’s a psychedelic print that will lift your spirits and lend a retro, vintage vibe to even the most modern of ensembles. Part of me wants to mount them in a frame and place them on the wall as a tribute to Warhol’s muse Edie Sedgwick; while the other wants to wear these day in and day out. Perhaps the best solution is to simply indulge in more than one pair.

Xhilaration "Mesh Ruffle Boyshort" Maybe it’s time to lock up all of my Victorian novels. To put thoughts of corsets, parasols, and ankle-button shoes out of my mind, and live in the present. But alas, my affinity for petticoats is not something to soon be forgotten. It cannot be easily wiped from my brain with a fictional memory-zapping tool like the ones used in Men in Black. Especially since my discovery of Xhiliration’s Mesh Ruffle Boyshort. Silk, satin, lace, be gone! At the moment the nylon, cotton, and spandex combo that make up these sleek, soft, and smooth ruffled rogues is the fabric du jour. Swathed in tiers of lush ruffles and adorned with a ribbon bow, it’s impossible to resist a bit of lingerie as cute as these. Crabshell, Starlet Pink, Turquoise, and more...which is the color you adore?

Have you been bitten by the boy short bug?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Fresh Pair, Target, and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.
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45 comments

Nikolett said...

Ah, I love the lace boyleg, so adorable! I'm more into the boyleg/bikini panties compared to thongs, so this post just made my day haha :)

E said...

That Bjorn pair is so fun!

Lemondrop Marie said...

These are fantastic. Victoria's Secret had a boyshort a few years ago I adored- and of course they discontinued them- maybe I need to find a new one I can love. Cute post.

Little Red said...

I definitely love boy shorts. The ones from UO are my favorite! They're still feminine and sexy with the lace.

Although I have to say, the guys I know are STILL sporting the baggy pants with their boxers hanging out. Haha.

Lily G. said...

These are such cute boy shorts! I would wear them all!

Keith said...

These are awesome. Plus those are some sexy photos. I had a rough day so these put a smile on my face.

jayne said...

definitely the most comfy pair of underwear haha

Leia said...

I used to be a g-string kind of girl, but lately I am crazy about boy short undies. They are soo comfortable and, as you've shown in your post, can be pretty, too! I need to get myself some more asap! :)

Sherin said...

Oooo, nice. Thongs are out...its all about these. I actually have a ruffle pair and they are fun to wear

Sarah ~ Lolia of Modern Times ~ said...

I just love them so much, I have plenty of them, they are so flattering, mainly on curvy girls like me, it makes a butt to die for!!!!

Cheers,

Sarah
~ Lolita of modern times ~
http://lolitaofmoderntimes.blogspot.com/

Sarah ~ Lolia of Modern Times ~ said...

and I forgot... in plus size: plenty of them on Torrid (the website)!

Sarah ^-^

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I've been totally bitten.... I love wearing them, always pretty and comfortable :)

Amelia said...

I don't have any boyshorts, but I'm definitely digging those lace ones. They do look comfy.

la petite fashionista said...

so darling and girly! i just did a 15 pg research paper on bras for my class, so i've seen lotsss of pretty pairs the last few days!

FabBlab said...

Haha :P I agree with Little Red. I still know tons of misguided souls who troop around in those ridiculous baggy pants the entire time.
And yes, the Urban Outfitters one is decadent. It's sexy and alluring and feminine and it draws you to it.
Plus, lavender is one of my favorite colors.
I also like the Xhiliration Mesh Ruffle Boyshort. It's adorable and so Blair Waldorf-esque.
And the ruffles+the peach-y color added to the teensy weensy pale blue bow just make you want to snag them ASAP.
Great post, E!

Kisses! XX
A*
http://www.FabBlab.blogspot.com

miriam said...

sweet you, thank you for featuring our brand among so many other comfy hotties! xx.

DaisyChain said...

I don't get on with these at all, my body length is all wrong for comfort. I just stick with the ex bf's boxers ;)

The Haute-Shopper said...

I've always wanted to try these, but never got around to it. The Diesel and Bjorn Borg ones look so comfy! And the lace versions are adorable. They re actually more flattering than a lot of other panties out there. Thanks for sharing!

proudly says, said...

i love boyleg shorts/ undies
esp when wearing skirts!

Caramell said...

the violet and bjorn ones are my faves *-*

oh, it's really pleasant to make someone happy saying the truth ^^ I'm curious how old are you? ;>

janettaylor said...

The BB is really coool! I want it!

XoXo

teenfashionista said...

I'm a boy shorts-only kind of girl. Thank you for all of these fantastic pairs of underwear!

tanya said...

I love this look paired with a tank top for sleeping--sexy and comfy at the same time!

Meream said...

Love them, too! Except for the pantylines they give.

tricia said...

What adorable boy shorts. I love them because they can be simple,sexy and comfortable all at once. Lace boy shorts are a fav.

Charlotte said...

I like the fruit of the loom :)! Looks very cute and I got to say: the little bow doesn't only make Blair Waldorf giddy, it makes me giddy too!

MissNeira said...

yes i have!
hanky panky boyshorts are god gift to women <3

Luinae said...

I prefer lacy black ones, or bright colours with lots of lace and ruffles. I don't really like boy shorts, I prefer more feminine cuts. But not thongs, god no thongs

butterfly said...

Boy shorts are so comfy :) Love the bright colours of the bjorn borg shorts...probably the only way I'd wear a pattern so loud haha!

Couture Carrie said...

I adore boyshorts! Fab post ~ I seriously want every pair you pictured!

xoxox,
CC

shopgirl28 said...

I love this post. Those are so comfy to relax in. I love them.

Gabbi said...

Boy shorts are adorable... my favorites are the Bjorn Borg printed Mini's and the little ruffle ones at the end. Such gorgeous colors.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

boy shorts have been so popular! my customers love Hanky Panky and Honeydew Intimates...
this style is so flattering on most people!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

fashiongrail said...

Great picks! Boy shorts are my fave.

Closet Cravings said...

Love the Xhilaration "Mesh Ruffle Boyshort" - feminine and comfy! =)

Kristin said...

I totally got addicted to them when I was preggers. Gap Body makes some uber comfortable ones!

fashionbox said...

so cute and much fun!

channy

jess said...

I love the Bjorn pair, such great colors.

The Pink Tutu said...

I am loving the lacy ones!
P.S. Legally Blonde was so so good! I really so hope you get to see it someday. It was too cute!

zupu said...

I love the violet and the coral ones, so cute and comfortable but still sexy!

ana said...

I love them all... Boyshorts are my daily underware :) I have from Victoria Secret and Aeropostale... they are all very nice... the purple is very sexy

Sophia said...

I love the second and third pairs, and the psychedelic one is great too. I pay way too much attention to what underwear I wear; I'm scared I'm going to die and people will find my body with ripped and/or ugly underwear, so I'm very particular about what I wear, haha. (is that weird that I'm scared of that? probably.)

Melissa said...

LOVE those colors!

Michelle said...

The bright colors are so cute!

Sasi said...

Uh, the last one is so sweet. Love it.

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