Save or Splurge: tie-side briefs

Side_tie_briefsOK, so clearly the two items shown above aren’t identical, but the style is roughly the same, so what we want to know is: how much would you pay for a pair of knickers, anyway?

The pair on the left are from Accessorize, are made of cotton and are a wallet-friendly £6. The ones on the right, meanwhile, are much more of a splurge at £65, but they are made of silk, and are by Myla, available at Net-a-Porter.

We think both are rather cute, but tell us: is the luxury of silk worth all that extra cash to you, or would you settle for cotton and spend the extra £59 on something else? Assuming that you’d even buy this style in the first place, would you save or splurge?

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8 Comments

  • September 30, 2008

    bookmole

    Save. £65 is way too much to spend on a pair of keks!

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  • September 30, 2008

    Siany

    such a waste of money! (although, if the other half bought my some I wouldn’t complain!)
    Miss Selfridge do excellent knickers with side ties for a fiver. They’re pretty good quality too (or rather, they look like they are in low lighting when it really matters.)

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  • September 30, 2008

    Anusha

    The only time I wore silk underthings was on my honeymoon, but really they were worn only about 5 minutes, so that was a waste, lol!
    Silk does feel nice against the skin, but I wouldn’t spend that much on it. If I could find affordable silk underwear I’d buy it, because it’s a great alternative to nylon (which I can’t wear) and keeps you warm in the colder months.

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  • September 30, 2008

    Ruby

    It’s super easy to make your own tie sides..
    Also they are so impractical to wear unless you’re wearing a big loose skirt because it’s pretty severe VPL otherwise!

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  • September 30, 2008

    Kelly

    I would splurge. But then again, I have an unhealthy lingerie addiction!

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  • September 30, 2008

    Jilly

    Splurge. The pattern on the left is atrocious and the bigger bows would be terribly uncomfortable – if you are wearing them underneath something, however I assume one would only wear these in an intimate setting. 😉

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  • October 1, 2008

    Natasha

    I love the color of the splurge ones, but I’d never pay that kind of money for panties.

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  • January 23, 2009

    Susanne

    Once you try silk panties you see what the big deal is. Nothing like cotton!

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