More women carry spare knicks…just in case

Thousands of women all over the world cringed when Bridget Jones’ granny knickers were exposed during a steamy date. And it seems we are taking precautions to make sure we don’t find ourselves in a similar situation.

A survey has revealed than an astonishing 43 per cent of women carry around a pair of sexy pants in their handbags… just in case.

While many of us choose Bridget-style sculpting underwear for special occasions – or even for every day wear – 60 per cent of would never admit it, even to long-term partners. 

So a secret pair of knickers hidden away is an essential – to change into if a date goes better than planned.

We needn’t worry too much, though. Fourty per cent of men questioned by Sainsbury’s said that they  would not blink an eyelid if their date was wearing Shapewear.

The survey, of 2,500 adults also revealed surprising statistics about the kind of underwear we buy depending on our size.

It found that slim, size 8 women are most likely to wear sensible cotton pants while size 16s prefer sexier matching sets.

Size 14 women, meanwhile, are the most likely to wear a suspender belt or to sometimes not even bother with underwear at all.

But even those of us who do not tend to worry too much about what bra and knickers we are wearing will be making a bit of an effort next Tuesday…on Valentines Day.

A third of the nation’s women will even invest in new lingerie for the occasion.

by Susan Floyd

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