The French underwear pattern that makes your legs look for much longer


“The latest trend in underwear is definitely the high-cut French panties.” Boom. You heard it here first, courtesy of Sandra Rose, Director of Product Development at Journelle, aka the woman responsible for what’s new and next steps in the underwear sector for one of the most popular lingerie retailers in the United States. There are a couple of reasons to join the trend, but my main motive? The underwear style makes your legs look a lot longer.

“With the band that sits on your natural waistline, it gives you legs for days!” Says Rose. Fleur du Mal founder Jennifer Zuccarini agrees: “High-cut models elongate the line of your leg and accentuate your waist because they sit higher, on a smaller part of your waist than, say, a hip-close style.” Another, more practical plus of the high-cut lingerie trend? “With a higher rise, they are less likely to contract if you wear high-waisted pants and skirts,” says Rose.

For the resurgence of the high-cut French panties trend, Zuccarini attributes it to Instagram It models like Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, as well as’ 90s supermodels like Naomi Campbell. As with any trend, “it takes time and the right people to wear it over and over before people adopt a new look like this,” says Zuccarini.

After the look gained momentum for a moment, now is the time to jump on the high-cut lingerie trend. To help you with this goal, we’ve rounded up the best options along with some visual inspiration to get you started.

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