I was out shopping today and while passing by the ladies underthings area of the store, noticed a large display of 'specialty' under garments designed to enhance the female form. Now, I understand push up bras, waist cinchers, torso minimizers and the like, but today I discovered the 'booty panty'. For those of you unfamiliar with this item, it is like a padded bra for the butt. WHAT!?!? Really? Are there women out there who actually think they need a BIGGER butt? I have spent years, as have a good deal of my friends, worrying that our rear ends are too big. We have toiled many hard earned hours with Jane Fonda raising our derrieres off the floor and clenching our cheeks (not those on our faces) to try to attain a smaller 'caboose'. Only to find now that in some twisted, new fangled fad that we should be plumping up our bootys.
I was curious about these things so I stopped to take a look. These panties look like someone put water balloons into pockets on the back. I can't imagine wearing these things except maybe when I have to sit for a prolonged time on an uncomfortable seat. I would worry that being unfamiliar with having a large 'back porch' I would knock things off tables and shelves just walking around. Some versions of these things are filled with silicone and I really can't imagine having to sit on a big silicone filled seat. Would one wobble around sitting on a pile of silicone? List from side to side? Sounds uncomfortable and weird.
I decided to check into some on-line research and found that there are many manufacturers and sites offering these padded wonders. Amazingly there were even sites for plus sized women and one for a "do it yourself" padded panty. Seems everyone is getting into this now. Who knew?
I only know that I will not be donning these ever. I am too close to the age where I am afraid that someone might mistake my padded underwear for adult diapers.