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If, these days, one sweep of your underwear drawer unveils an embarrassment of riches (with the emphasis on embarrassment), it might be time to replace those college-era pairs with new ones. According to writer, Girls of a Certain Age–helmer, and Lucky founding editor Kim France, OnGossamer’s mesh bikinis may be the only new style you need: “I have a hard time understanding why anybody wears anything else,” France told us of the underwear she can’t live without. “It is so far and away the perfect underwear: superlight, highly breathable, and — most important — hugely VPL-resistant. My underwear drawer is the most boring place in the world, because all I have are dozens of pairs of the same thing.” Right now, the normally $20 bikinis are on sale at Zappos, with this pretty “rose water” shade discounted by a not insignificant 40 percent. Other colors are also on sale (though not as steeply), so you can pick up a week’s worth for far less than you would normally pay.
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