The practical purpose of thong underwear, of course, is to avoid visible panty line or VPL that happens with fitted garments or shear fabrics. But once upon a time, in the not so distant past, the thong panty was celebrated and even flaunted. Let’s look back at the rise and fall of the thong.
I’ve always broken 80s fashion down into three distinct categories, tacky, unflattering and tacky/unflattering. The following pictures illustrate this point.