YogaDork Ode to underwear:
We need em, we love em.
Sometimes we shove em,
up in our drawers to save and say,
thank you, when it’s yoga time and it’s laundry day.
Perhaps you play the thong the-thong thong thong song. Or maybe you’re part of panty-line show-ers anonymous – I’m Karma Tiptoe Spirit and I’m a panty line show-er. Or, maybe you say forget it altogether, I can not deal with that nonsense, it’s yoga commando for me! Either way, if you’re a lady yogi (and sometimes you dudes apply) underwear somehow manages to wedge its way into your yoga class attire.
It’s not surprising then, that a major provider of underwear and other skivvies, who’s already been selling a line of yoga pants for years would go a layer deeper and offer, you guessed it, yoga panties! We’re talking about Victoria’s Secret and their specially named Yoga Panties line boasting a “no show, smooth and stretchy fit, perfect for yoga pants” available in stores (see video below) but mysteriously absent from their website (?) The underwear has been around for a while as a stretchy alternative to standard cotton underoos, but they’ve just recently plastered the Yoga label on them, because you know, yoga is totally cool these days. Have you heard?
VS loves yoga so much (read: sees it as a cool marketing opportunity) that they even celebrated the launch of new lingerie and body care collections with a special VS Angel-ic yoga class in the city earlier this week. Several VS models such as soon-to-be second time mama Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr have spoken out about their yoga regimens in the past.
What makes them yoga panties, you ask? Nothing really, besides what the tagline suggests. We, of all dorks, understand the surrounding frustration and virtual shaking of fists at pop culture using yoga to hit you where it counts, this time in the privates, but we have to side with the angels on this one and call it like we see it, or don’t see it, if we’re talking about panty lines here. Frankly, call us radical, but underwear lines are of our least concern in yoga class. However, comfort IS important when we’re getting all sweaty and our granny pants are riding up in places finding bandhas only Patanjali could have known about.
Therefore, Victoria’s Secret Yoga Panties? Sure they say the standard ridiculous PINK things like “Make My Day,” “Party With Me” and “You Want Me” but they go under your yoga pants. And let’s face it, we can be thankful they’re not trying to be all righteous with yoga-inspired quotes and manifestos. ahem. There’s plenty of room for criticism of VS presentation and marketing in general, but overall? These under garments are essentially innocuous, and not any more harmful to yoga than Snooki’s public display of babushka yoga. Unless, of course, they give you wedgie-asana. Because that’s just offensive!
What do you think? Underwear or UnderWTF?