Fashion has long been a big part of people’s lives throughout history. It was back in 1926 when economist George Taylor showcased something called the Hemline Index. It revealed that when a country was about to enter into a recession, women were more likely to wear longer dresses whereas during times of prosperity the hemlines on dresses would be reduced.
But what we wear under our clothes is just as integral to our personalities as our outerwear. Whether it be a pair of boy shorts, a thong, or some ‘granny panties,’ here are things that your underwear reveals about your personality.
Here are ten of the most common types of underwear out there. Pick one that you wear on the most regular basis and see if it matches your most dominant personality trait.
The T-string is a scandalous piece of underwear that is usually reserved for those who are extremely comfortable in their own skin. People who regularly wear this form of underwear are confident, independent and not shy to show off what they have. There are studies to support this conclusion.
For example, in 2005 a study conducted by Joseph Benz at the University of Nebraska found that men were more likely to exaggerate their financial independence and willingness to commit while women were more likely to be deceptive in regards to their body image. This meant that men were more likely to dress in a way that accentuated their wealth or status while women would dress in a manner that showed off their physique.
The G-string is similar to the T-string but the characteristics differ. Someone who regularly wears a G-string is usually a person who can balance work and pleasure with ease. These types of people are comfortable in their own skin but also willing to reveal parts of themselves both physically and mentally.
Thongs are generally reserved for those who are ambitious, motivated and driven to succeed. Discomfort and being out of your comfort zone isn’t something that really bothers them and their motivation to reach their goals cannot only define them as a person but also inspire others as well.
In 2010, a study was conducted to identify which colours were deemed more desirable and attractive by the opposite sex. The researchers found that wearing red clothes resulted in a higher rating of attractiveness by the opposite sex as opposed to wearing other colours. The tanga is a type of underwear that is usually preferred by those people who are traditional in nature but progressive in thoughts. They can enjoy the simple things in life but they also require their close circle of friends to be open-minded and current.
The bikini is usually worn by women who are outdoorsy, athletic, and sporty. These underwear are usually worn by women who are extremely comfortable with their own bodies and they can also be playful and sexy but can be serious and practical as well.
Cheeky underwear is usually worn by people who are cheeky as well. These people tend to be alert, smart, witty and funny. They are quick to respond to a joke or jest and love to be playful and charming. In a study conducted by Timothy Brown and other researchers at the Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University, they found that posture and the way people moved could greatly affect people’s judgment of their attractiveness.
The study found that males who wore tight-fitting clothes ranked higher on the perception of masculinity than those who wore baggier clothes. The “hipster” underwear is a cross between shorts and underwear. These are usually worn by people who are reclusive and quiet. Just when you think you know who they are they surprise you with another layer of their personalities.
People who wear hipster underwear tend to keep to themselves but don’t necessarily avoid social contact. They are usually marked by a multitude of layers of personality.
Boy shorts are usually worn by those with an outgoing personality and those who are sporty and athletic. These people are usually outgoing and charming and love to engage in outdoor activities. In a 1982 study conducted by Solomon and Schopler, they found that men were actually more self-conscious than females when it came to personal dress sense and how the public viewed them.
The classic briefs. If these classics are your preferred form of underwear then most likely you are someone who cares about practicality and comfort over aesthetics and appearances. You are also someone who can remain calm in a difficult situation and will think of solutions rather than panicking.
The high-waisted underwear is for those who are easy-going and fun-loving. They don’t really care much for other people’s opinions but they have the innate ability to comfort and make those around them feel much better.