To still be wearing granny pants?

(104 Posts)
TheRogueBludger Tue 25-Feb-14 15:16:26

I wore humongous granny pants after my cs 4 months ago...and I'm still wearing them! They're just soo comfy! I'm in my twenties. AIBU?

TheRogueBludger Tue 25-Feb-14 15:17:20

p.s I don't mean I've been wearing them continuously for 4 months - they get washed

soupmaker Tue 25-Feb-14 15:17:22

No. I'm still in mine after 7 months. I love them.

Magix Tue 25-Feb-14 15:18:26

Ds is 15mo and I'm still wearing the amazing asda granny pants I bought for post birth . I'm hooked now I'll never go back. !! grin

Dawndonnaagain Tue 25-Feb-14 15:18:29

I loves my granny pants. Mind I'm 55!

TOADfan Tue 25-Feb-14 15:19:26

I dont even have children and am 24 and I wear them. Comfy all the way.

mrsjay Tue 25-Feb-14 15:19:40

my mum got me a set a few years ago for christmas I tutted god they are so comfy, I am in my 40s mind mum mustve known i had come to that age grin but if you are comfy you are comfy

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Tue 25-Feb-14 15:23:19

I am still in mine after 15 months!

Same here, Asda Grannies.

magix grin

McMardyBum Tue 25-Feb-14 15:24:44

Snap! DD is almost 11m and I have just received a lingerie order this morning as I was getting sick of nursing bras. The matching pants don't look very big or comfortable....... think they may spend a lot of time in the drawer!!

<stands up proudly>

My name is McMardyBum, I am 28, I wear granny pants and I like them!

<glares about daring anyone to laugh>

TheRogueBludger Tue 25-Feb-14 15:25:02

yay, my first thread and I'm not unreasonable!

I draw the line at Asda though...M&S all the way!

Slippydippysoap Tue 25-Feb-14 15:26:13

DD is 2 and I'm still in my gigantic pants. I love them.

Felix90 Tue 25-Feb-14 15:26:16

Yep, asda basic huge black pants. I'm 23 sad

StickyProblem Tue 25-Feb-14 15:27:22

I was in a thong every day till I had DD. 9 years on and the granny pants I moved into after giving birth are still on! (have washed them a few times since obvs).
Mind you I am 46 and have a big fat pile-ridden arse. #NoBigPantsShame

I introduced my 21year old DD to the world of the granny pant, (she has not had children), she's never looked back and has converted a few of her girlfriends to them.

With age comes wisdom grin

Mrswellyboot Tue 25-Feb-14 15:37:39


I had a csection five months ago. Now the emergency pants have been dumped so I bought my usual size in a more granny like version grin
Ahhhh, the comfort. Some even have lace so I am not too bad??

Xenadog Tue 25-Feb-14 15:50:17

I'm 11 weeks pp after a csec and I have worn nothing except my black Asda granny pants. I luuuurve them! When I have lost my baby weight (and the 3 stone I had to lose before getting pregnant) I will have nice, new, shiny, sexy pants but until then..... grin

rainbowfeet Tue 25-Feb-14 16:03:03

I love big pants, hate the feeling of the post c-section roll & side fat bits hanging out of knickers ... Like the wobbly bits under some sort of control grin

schilke Tue 25-Feb-14 16:06:44


I mean why would someone wear a thong? confused

Stinklebell Tue 25-Feb-14 16:08:54


I love my granny pants. Thongs are the work of the devil!

JennyOnAPlate Tue 25-Feb-14 16:11:52


I've been in mine since dd1 was born 6 years ago! Every christmas and birthday my ever hopeful dh buys me some thongs etc. They never get worn.

Sallyingforth Tue 25-Feb-14 16:58:03

I hate thongs too. Soft smooth cotton knickers for me (but often none in summer)

Chattymummyhere Tue 25-Feb-14 17:09:01

I say yanbu as it's personal preference but got I could not I only wear granny pants when I'm on or just given birth

No yanbu! I have a few pairs of these. Lovely, man-made comfiness.
they hold in my fat apron

StarGazeyPond Tue 25-Feb-14 17:24:02

Sloggis all the way for me!

EssexGurl Tue 25-Feb-14 18:30:41

I even had maternity things! But 2 kids later comfy pants are definitely the way to go!

EssexGurl Tue 25-Feb-14 18:31:08

Things?! Thongs?! Stupid auto correct.

buttercrumble Tue 25-Feb-14 18:32:40

Ooh I love granny pants it's comfort all the way for me grin

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 25-Feb-14 18:32:50

I'm still in mine and my dses are 11 and 9grin

Life is too short for uncomfortable pants......

MistressDeeCee Tue 25-Feb-14 18:41:18

YANBU. I love my bum warmers, especially the ones that hold everything in. Whilst I do favour lace panties at times aside from that, I absolutely cannot bear thongs. Uncomfortable bum freezers, give me lace/french knickers style anytime.

DollyGrey Tue 25-Feb-14 19:02:13

Asda black granny pants here and the "baby" is nearly 3...

mymiraclebubba Tue 25-Feb-14 19:02:47

6 months on and still wearing mine!! I put on quite a bit of weight after bubba was born as I had barely eaten through pregnancy as I had quite bad hg and struggled to keep even water down sonic think my body went into overdrive to compensate and big knickers are comfier than my small pants!

drnoitall Tue 25-Feb-14 19:04:14

What does your age have to do it?
If you like them and they are comfy ... Great!

Tinks42 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:05:34

Be like me and don't wear any at all, bloody uncomfortable things altogether I say smile I haven't worn knickers for years.

CrispyFB Tue 25-Feb-14 19:05:40

I've never worn anything else, ever - don't see the point of being uncomfortable (I realise some people aren't in other stuff, but I am!) for something nobody is going to see 99.9% of the time. And for the times when it does matter, well, that's what really nice fancy ones are for!

Yup. Dd2 is almost 9m and was a CS.

still in my m and s granny pants, and maternity jeans. Sigh.

JupiterGentlefly Tue 25-Feb-14 19:10:22

What do you do about 'secretions' if you go commando Tinks? confused

MillyStar Tue 25-Feb-14 19:14:10

My dd is 22 months and I'm still wearing the two packs of massive knickers that I took into hospital with me

Really need to sort myself out!!

Tinks42 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:19:26

I wear things that I stick in the wash every day, never been one to have "secretions" running down my legs im probably a husk Mind you I don't wear skirts very often, but if I did I'd of course wear granny pants.

scaryg Tue 25-Feb-14 19:19:56

DD is 22 months and I'm still wearing the granny pants, I try and kid myself they're short type knickers, but in reality they're just big black granny knickers and I love them.

AlpacaLypse Tue 25-Feb-14 19:22:31

There are Maternity thongs??? <faints>

Sallyingforth Tue 25-Feb-14 20:09:18

No problems here going pant-less in summer. It's the natural way to be.

I love my huge sloggies grin
Sooooo comfy

onceaking Tue 25-Feb-14 20:17:15

Absolutely love granny pants and can't think why I bothered with fancy skimpy things in the past. DS is 7 months and I don't have time or energy to be sexy. Anyone else live in leggings because they're so comfy and don't require battles to squeeze in wandering bits of flesh?

I mean why would someone wear a thong?

I will not wear a thong. They are nothing more than genital floss and an efficient Thrush delivery mechanism. I wear shortlets in natural fibres only.

digerd Tue 25-Feb-14 20:22:54

Sloggi Chic Maxi for me now my bum cheeks have drooped - used to wear Thai high legs. Size 10 still so long as the waist elastic is very stretchy.
Off to look at the granny pants now.

JupiterGentlefly Tue 25-Feb-14 20:27:22

Thanks for clearing that up Tinks wink if you pardon my turn of phrase!
I wore my first sloggis yesterday.. heaven..

JupiterGentlefly Tue 25-Feb-14 20:29:33

I also think my 'shorts' are sexy. Shame noone sees them though. If I feel good on the inside then I must exude err.. goodness ?

Avenahoo Tue 25-Feb-14 20:37:00

Well I'm 3m post c section and found granny pants awful. I kept rolling them down as I hated the way they felt!
I'm so happy to be back in very comfy Brazilian type underwear. It's not a braggy thing honestly but I found granny pants baggy, saggy and really not comfy at all and I had bought plenty for the occasion!

BonaDea Tue 25-Feb-14 20:39:39

Mine are giant. I am so embarrassed by them but they are so so so comfy.

All my old ones sit right on my cs scar which isn't sore but is just unpleasant.

I had my cs 11 months and 6 days ago.

QueenBean Tue 25-Feb-14 20:45:35

I love my granny pants so very much. In my 20s, never had children. Just love how comfy they are! And no digging in / muffin top spillage.


IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Tue 25-Feb-14 20:47:48


Sounds like you got the wrong size confused

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Tue 25-Feb-14 20:49:15

They are nothing more than genital floss and an efficient Thrush delivery mechanism. I wear shortlets in natural fibres only


WorraLiberty Tue 25-Feb-14 20:57:53

What sort of knickers were you all wearing beforehand, that means granny pants are now so much more comfortable?

Writerwannabe83 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:59:52

I'm 35wks pregnant and in Granny pants and I'm having a C-sec in 4 weeks and have bought lots of granny pants in preparation for afterwards!! My current Granny Pants are size 16-18 (I worse size 8-10 underwear pre-pregnancy) and OMG they are just sooooo comfy!!!

I intend to wear granny pants for the very foreseeable future grin

Koothrapanties Tue 25-Feb-14 21:03:05

Dd is nearly 5 months (csection) and I'm still utterly in love with mine. They are going nowhere. I actually thought I was alone. I love mumsnet so much for threads like these.

GeordieJellybean Tue 25-Feb-14 21:04:37

I'm so glad you posted this OP! I also had my baby 4 months ago and just can't let go of the giant post birth pants!

shewhowines Tue 25-Feb-14 22:06:02

I bet some peoples definition of "granny pants" are different to others.

To someone used to thongs, moving to full briefs a couple of inches high, will be grannyish. My definition are the complete armpit huggers, of which I am proud to say I have not yet succumbed to. DH may describe some of mine as rather grannyish though

WorraLiberty Tue 25-Feb-14 22:08:41

Oh right shewhowines

I've been sitting here thinking they're all wearing apple catchers grin

I just wore my normal pre pregnancy knickers when pregnant and haven't changed my style since really.

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Tue 25-Feb-14 22:12:31

Nothing so sexy as someone who doesn't care what kind of pants they wear.

Grannies all the way here.

Chattymummyhere Tue 25-Feb-14 22:14:09

Yeah to me granny pants are full briefs just enough to hold an always night time pad or a maternity pad... I didn't think anyone wore the old style ones...

I prefer my frenchies, some times thongs etc they don't irritate like the granny's do and I've so far never has thrush

ds is almost 3 and I still wear mine, I may have even bought more

Chattymummyhere Tue 25-Feb-14 22:15:18

Bloody phone makes it look like I cannot spell or use correct words grrr *kills iphone with its stupid auto crap*=

mrsbug Tue 25-Feb-14 22:21:26

I'm so glad it's not just me, dd is 14 months and I'm still in granny pants and no plans to change.

worra I used to wear the kinds of pants shops called 'minis'and they were always falling down or going up my bum crack grin

AuditAngel Tue 25-Feb-14 22:34:12

I used to have posh pants well I still do but they never come out of the drawer that matched my bras, I also had comfy high legs.

Now after 3 DC, 2 CS I have gone from high legs to midis to stop my CS overhang falling out of the leg holes I find that if I wear pants that don't come to my waist they just roll down and collect under my overhang.

Vintagecakeisstillnice Tue 25-Feb-14 22:43:27

Another child free granny pant wearer.

Just to say Marisota do nice ones, nice colours patterns etc, just saying.

stopgap Wed 26-Feb-14 00:28:25

I find thongs incredibly comfortable. Four weeks postpartum with DS2, and the cheapo granny pants have once again been binned.

holidaysarenice Wed 26-Feb-14 00:52:25

Do you also take your pretty pants out on the pull in your handbag?!

Yes I win, hands down!

Just don't let the granny pants fall out of your bag......

ScrambledeggLDCcakeBOAK Wed 26-Feb-14 01:08:10

29 never given birth been in black m&s granny pants since mid 20's grin

Poor poor dp!

BOFtastic Wed 26-Feb-14 01:15:40

Comfy, lovely cotton pants, oh yes. Call it 'retro' and you're a hipster. Not a hipster knickers-wise, mind...

MrsMook Wed 26-Feb-14 03:59:00

My wrinkled overhang has been tucked in for 3 years now. My bugbear is that when back in my regular size, 34b/ size 8 bra combinations with a high waist don't exist. It's nearly 4 years since I wore matching underwear and that's not through choice.

There must be plenty of small women who feel more attractive when they've tucked the spare flesh away.

YankeeMum8 Wed 26-Feb-14 04:28:54

YANBU but I couldn't do it!! I'm 50 and wear either bikinis or what they call "cheekies" here. They go up halfway in the back to expose your "cheeks" but not all the way up like thongs (which I have lots of as well!). I wore grannies when I had ds 12 years ago but went back to bikinis ASAP. Just personal preference smile

olympicsrock Thu 27-Feb-14 06:01:30

Another fan of granny pants. Not the baggy cotton ones . Got to be the body shaper ones from M and S. I had a cs with DS 2 year ago. When I went back to work I bought a new wardrobe of granny pants and control slips - definitely the best way to smooth the lumpy bits.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 27-Feb-14 06:09:55

Sloggis here! What's not to love, comfy, no vlp. Women of the world, stand up proudly and embrace your inner granny!

nirishma Thu 27-Feb-14 10:50:49

Oh YA definitely NBU.

I too am in my mid twenties and a fan of the Asda granny pants. I did notice a downward trend in sexy time with my husband however so alas I do have to prance about in a ghastly limited collection thong from time to time to pique his interest. Mind you the black lace top granny pants from asda seem to do the trick for him too so I can have it both ways grin.

I recommend you invest in a pack of those as the lace top looks a little sexy but also is particularly good at covering my post pregnancy tummy overhang, so I'm thinking it would cover your c-sec scar too!

I'm weaning DD of breastfeeding now so I'll have to wear proper lady underwear again soon in practice for going back to work :s

Lagoonablue Thu 27-Feb-14 10:55:05

Sloggi midis for me. Not as big as granny pants but very comfy and stretchy.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 27-Feb-14 10:55:40

My dh is partial to m and s lacy short things and the really silky control pants, aka sucky in pants. but if you'd ever seen my humongous rear in anything else you'd understand why

Fakebook Thu 27-Feb-14 10:56:31

Hahaha, I'm still wearing them after dc1 was born. It's been 6 years and 3 months. grin. The thought of thongs or G-strings rubbing up against my piles fills me with terror. I did have a few months when ttc dc3 where I went back to some nice underwear but it was short lived.

I love my granny pants. <sighs>

MrsBennetsEldest Thu 27-Feb-14 11:00:11

All you harvest festival wearers, would you have worn those when you first got together with your husbands/boyfriends?

hillsy27 Thu 27-Feb-14 11:06:31

I never stopped wearing mine in between d's 1 and ds 2 (21 months) ds 2 is now 3 months old so I really should think about getting back into 'normal' ones but I can't seem to part with the giant comfy granny ones! I'm 27 !

mrsbug Thu 27-Feb-14 11:30:48

nirishma I have to ask what job you do that requires you to wear lacy underwear?

mrsbennet what's a harvest festival?

BeCool Thu 27-Feb-14 11:34:02

I didn't have CS, but I kept on wearing them after DD2 was born.
I am 46 though smile
Gee they are comfy

Sallyingforth Thu 27-Feb-14 11:51:48

All you harvest festival wearers, would you have worn those when you first got together with your husbands/boyfriends?
I wasn't wearing any knickers when I first met him! <turns red>

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Thu 27-Feb-14 11:59:14

I think they should be re named. the only problem with them is the name, granny em something different and no shame in wearing them grin

ThomasLynn Thu 27-Feb-14 12:02:31

<stands up, confession style>

My name is Tommy. I'm 22.
I love my nanna knickers.

DP is more interested in the contents of said knickers than the actual items themselves.

DD's almost 3, and was a c/s.

CalamitouslyWrong Thu 27-Feb-14 12:07:17

I have decided that granny pants are the way to go. They're much more comfortable and look a lot nicer on me than teeny tiny pants.

Although I managed to buy a pack in sainsbury's this week that are taking things to ridiculous extremes. They come right up and sit around my ribcage, which is excessive.

I don't care if DH likes them or not. I choose pants for me, because I gave to wear them. He doesn't consider me when choosing his underwear.

CalamitouslyWrong Thu 27-Feb-14 12:08:29

We should all call them vintage-style pants. That sounds more stylish.

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Thu 27-Feb-14 13:38:32

grin @ They come right up and sit around my ribcage, which is excessive.

nana knickers grin

BurnThisDiscoDown Thu 27-Feb-14 13:57:19

I've been wearing granny pants since DS was born 2 and a half years ago blush. Previously I wore thongs every but I find them too uncomfy now and feel like I'm trying to pull them out of my arse crack all the time (glam, I know!). Although I think the reason my arse appears to eat thongs now is due to increased size blush.

Vickiyumyum Thu 27-Feb-14 14:01:53

I discovered something even more comfortbale than the granny pants! NO VL granny pants, no annoying elastic on your inner legs, so so comfy. I urge you to buy them wink

Vickiyumyum Thu 27-Feb-14 14:02:22

NO VPL not VL!

Vickiyumyum Thu 27-Feb-14 14:06:42

I wear pants for myself no one else. XH and dp's have never commented they are usually just concentrating on getting whatever knickers off asap!

QueenBean Thu 27-Feb-14 14:07:42

Vicki those are the exact ones I wear. I love them more than anything

MrsBennetsEldest Thu 27-Feb-14 14:09:30

Harvest Festivals.........All is safely gathered in.

SallyingForth, you've let yourself go love ( in the drawers dept), commando to

popcornpaws Thu 27-Feb-14 14:27:10

My DD tried a pair of my granny pants on "for a laugh" and fell in love with them! She is only 17 but says she can't wait until she is old enough to wear them!

Vickiyumyum Thu 27-Feb-14 14:34:45

dd is 7 and loves granny pants, her favourites are boden ones. Hopefully she will continue to want comfy pants and not cheesewire wink

NewNameForSpring Thu 27-Feb-14 14:51:12

Thank you so much everyone. I had been meaning to start a thread asking if there were any comfortable knickers anywhere in the world. Little did I know they were staring me in the face every time I went to the pant shop grin. Can't wait to go and try some.

fukkigucci Thu 27-Feb-14 15:03:41

You know what they say, the longer the relationship the bigger the pants!

Sallyingforth Thu 27-Feb-14 16:55:45

MrsBennet yes! Commando to bloomers, and then back to commando again when the weather's warmer. Changeover time very soon.
I wear for comfort, and don't like anything disappearing up the crease. DP isn't bothered - he's only interested in what's underneath ;)

I moved in to granny pants when pg with ds 3 years ago abd never moved out of them again. just had dc2 so reckon I can get away with it a bit longer grin dh not happy about them but wouldn't dream of asking me to swap my comfort for his pleasure. I should probably stop really hoiking them up and deliberately taunting him with them though grin

bochead Thu 27-Feb-14 17:08:11

the hollywood legends of old wore Granny pants. Y'all have seen those piccies of 1950's pin ups haven't you?

Classic vintage style I call em - just more to be unwrapped wink. Seduction, not sleaze becomes the order of the day after a certain age & that means no VPL and no muffin tops.

Besides in a climate like the UK's who wants to catch a chill to their particulars?

shewhowines Thu 27-Feb-14 17:26:25

I guess granny pants have changed over the years anyway. My granny wore the humongous ones that really did come virtually up to the armpits. I guess todays grannys, are a little more trendy, and wear stuff that would have been positively indecent in the olden days. You can get quite nice "granny pants"

Nannyplumismymum Thu 27-Feb-14 17:53:39

Yes yes yes to the Asda granny pants - are we talking about the cheap big ones ?
Bought them after my CS 8 years ago haha!
They are comforting smile

Pics Thu 27-Feb-14 19:26:57

I got mine in Waitrose......
I find anything other than granny pants fall down so I end up not so surreptitiously shifting them up all day.

fluffyraggies Thu 27-Feb-14 20:20:26

Microfibre seamless boy-pant style knickers from Tesco here. 4 weeks PP. That's my version of granny pants.

I confess i washed and wore the 4 or 5 pairs of disposable knickers that the hospital gave me for 2 weeks after the birth blush They were a lovely very soft sort of net. They pulled up as far or as low as you like, and never pinched or pulled. Had to make a determined effort to stop wearing them and get back to real knickers!

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