One of the strangest underwear inventions that we’ve seen in a while…
Everyone’s talking about the C-string, but first things first… What the hell is it?
The pictures are misleading and the product’s strange shape has confused the internet. Is it a strange hairband? Is it a sexy shoehorn? Is it a Victorian torture device?
No, it’s actually a piece of underwear. And yes, we’re serious.
The C-string first appeared on our radar in 2014, but it looks like the experimental lingerie is making a come back, trending online as we speak.
The aim of the C-string is to avoid a VPL (visible panty line), helping women who were previously forced to make the ‘tough’ choice between going commando and having obvious underwear lines.
Described as an ‘extreme thong’, the C-string is essentially a sanitary towel shaped piece of fabric designed to cover your crotch, held in place by a thin piece of curved wire that goes between your butt cheeks – the name deriving from the more traditional G-string, with the ‘C’ standing for the curved shape of the wire.
The idea behind the strange underwear is aesthetic, comfort and ease – its site claiming that you can pop the C-string on and it will stay put, furthermore promising that ‘you will forget that you’re even wearing it’.
Well, no offence to the inventors of the C-string but the Internet seems to disagree. ‘It is very uncomfortable’ one reviewer explained, ‘I can’t see myself wearing it for more than two minutes’, whilst others went on to say that they would actually rather go commando than don the wire thong.
Judging by the reviews we’re not sure why the C-string is making a come back, but it seems like more of a novelty craze than an actual underwear trend.
We don’t know if we’re brave enough to join the C-string movement. We do hate a VPL but we would die of embarrassment if anyone found one of these in our underwear drawer – it looks more like a sex toy than lingerie and we definitely don’t want to endure the awkward conversation that would follow.