Nearly half of women carry 'sexy' undies

February 10, 2012, 10:49 amlifestylechannels

Almost half of women carry a spare pair of 'sexy' underwear in their handbags, a survey in Britain has revealed.

Nearly half of women carry sexy undies

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Remember your grandmother telling you to always make sure you were wearing a clean pair of underwear in case a bus hit you? Well, now it appears the modern-day version could be to keep a spare pair of sexy undies in your handbag… just in case.

While the generic handbag items include wallets, phones and cosmetics, a survey conducted in Britain revealed that nearly half of the women surveyed also carry a spare pair of knickers. Learning from Bridget Jones’ mistake when her granny-style undies were exposed on a hot date, 43 per cent of women admitted to carrying a spare pair with them.

The survey of 2500 adults also revealed that while many women chose tummy-sucking, bottom-sculpting underwear for special occasions and even everyday wear, 60 per cent would never admit it.

And it may surprise you to know that it was the curvier sizes that were opting for the ‘sexier’ lingerie.

Size 8s tended to choose sensible cotton pants, while size 16s chose sexier 2-piece matching sets. And as for size 14s – watch out! They were the most likely to choose a suspender belt or to sometimes even skip the idea of underwear altogether.

Toni-Ann Lindsay, TU at Sainsbury’s Lingerie Buyer said that these statistics highlighted the fact that women are embracing their curves and feeling confident about their bodies.

“You might expect classic model-sized ladies to be more confident and adventurous. However it seems that the curvier ladies are more likely to choose sexier and chic underwear this Valentine’s Day,” she said.

Regardless of size, it’s clear that this day is at the top of women’s minds. Over half of British women (54 per cent) said that they will be selecting special underwear for a Valentine’s date, and a third will be buying brand new lingerie for the day.

Do you carry a spare pair of ‘sexy’ undies in your bag?

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  1. Abhishek08:58am Saturday 11th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    classless, culture-less... yuk

  2. mae07:36am Saturday 11th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    my TKW friends can buy them a dozen

  3. Jo12:39am Saturday 11th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The survey didn't ask these women why they carried the extra underwear. Why can't you accept that these women carry extra for innocent reasons? They may already be wearing sexy underwear because they need it in case of a proper need, not granny ones to change into for all your dirty thoughts. And Richard, you are so offensive in everything you say that I can't imagine any woman wanting to even speak to you after you open your mouth, no matter how "good" you look or how much money you have!

  4. Beatle11:03pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Jill - Women are way more critical of not only mens looks but womens too. And they all want it no matter how much they say they don't. Sex that is. Women love to play at being the honourable, deep, understanding saint-like humans who allege that all men ever think of is sex. That;'s only to cover up their preoccupation with shallowness. I guess this has exposed you lot for what you are - bullshit artists. Bitching, argumentative, thin skinned, superficial, hypocritical. You have it all :)

  5. shariar10:52pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    haire manush....!!

  6. John10:29pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    To RichardCheese. Is that just women from England or all women Richard ? Obviously you're Gay !

  7. kraftytony10:00pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I'd say this survey was carried out at several night clubs, the women at these places have no morals at all.

  8. Rob09:02pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sexy women wear no underwear and don't mow the lawn right down.

  9. Jason 2908:24pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    because they are sluts ,just ready for a casual screw ,nothing but disease spreaders and carriers.

  10. PeterA07:37pm Friday 10th February 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    With holes the size that some of these women would have,they're bound to leak regularly......always be prepared leaky ones


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