Today's panty of the day pic. These are Vanity Fair nylon full back bikinis, style number 18-002. I got these back in the 90's and oddly, the elastic didn't last long in them. I say oddly, because I consider Vanity Fair to be a quality manufacturer. I actually bought these in three colors, black, ivory/bone (featured here), and white. All three suffered the same elastic waistband failure around the same time, which I think was 4 or 5 years after purchase. Also strange is that I would consider these to fall under the "Classic" category and therefore be available forever (like the lollipop style), but I have been unable to locate them at any stores, so I suspect they are no longer made. Despite the waistband failure, I would still recommend these for purchase to the avid panty collector. The reason is that the nylon is very light, smooth and has a nice level of sheerness to it. I love the lace detailing on the front of the waist area, very sexy. As you can see, they have a cotton liner. If anyone knows if these are still made please do let us know here at the bad side.
On the subject of panty waistband failure, I'd love to hear from fellow collectors about their care, maintenance and storage methods. Since I don't really wear these, they don't get washed much, but when they do I tend to machine wash my panties on the delicate cycle, cold water, slow in those mesh laundry bags and dry them on low heat also in the delicates cycle on the dryer. The panties are stored in a drawer pretty much piled up on one another (actually stuffed like sardines), but it's cool and dry there. Also, I don't recall any of my other panties having this waistband failure, but I'm expecting that as time marches on I will be finding more and more panties with this problem. Any experts on lingerie care out there? I'm sure there's lots of us who'd like help with this. Be back soon, until then enjoy your panties and have a great weekend!