Hush Hush Women's Confidence Panties not only protect you from menstrual accidents and incontinence issues, but they are also pretty and well-fitting. Once I tried them on, I told my sister that I'd want them even if they didn't have the unique lining that prevents embarrassing accidents.
First, I'll tell you about the protection factor. I don't think there is any woman I know who hasn't asked a friend to "check" her backside for 'problems'. When I was younger, I worried about period stains. Now that I'm older, I have an anxiety attack almost any time I sneeze or cough too hard in public. It's just life, folks. And it's not strictly a "female problem" so, fellas, there's garments for you also. (I'll touch on that in a moment.)
The panties come in a variety of styles and colors. I wanted to try the Large sized Full Cut Confidence Panty in Black. I received what a Medium sized Brief or Bikini cut. While the size was snug for me and not the style I preferred, I did like the material and the smoothing effects around my buttocks.
Of course, the important thing is whether or not the panties lived up to the protection promised. (*Strong Suggestion: you should always wash new undergarments before wearing them. Or, at least, that's what my Mama taught me.)
|right out of the packaging/unwashed|
By the way, here is some info straight from the Hush Hush site:
Our selection of absorbent female incontinence panties feature sewn-in Unique-Dri™ pads that trap liquid and are treated with odor eliminating Agion™ antimicrobial fibers. Wearever offers cotton, lace, and nylon microfiber styles to meet every preference. More economical than disposables, Wearever is recommended good for 200-250 washes.(Read more here, and their guarantee here. I'm not feeling the whole "unopened package" thing, but...)
To "test" these without going all real-life accident, I put on the (washed & dried*) panties and then sprayed the crotch with my hair sprayer. When I pulled the panties up and put on jeans (tight jeans), I walked around for a minute, sat down and crossed my legs, got up and walked around some more. I could feel that the crotch was damp, but not uncomfortable so. (I sprayed about 2 medicine droppers full of water into the crotch.) After about 10 minutes of testing this way, I could tell that if I had used even a little more water, that I would have felt some dampness outside the protection, but about the same as for a medium weight pantyliner.
I think this panty I reviewed is good for very mild leakage problems. If you expect to have heavier leakage, I suggest you check out the Maximum Absorbency panty (roughly currently $17.99) - or... wait and I will tell you how to possible get a FREE pair of panties! (keep reading...)
Next up on importance: fit and looks. Like I said, the panties are cute. Don't know if you can tell how thin and stretchy these are. The fabric feels of great quality and is not at all see-through.
|surprisingly some strong fabric which helps shape the body|
|The instructions included|
I wanted to see what these would be like when hand-washed: how they would look and feel and smell. Right before trying them on for fit, I decided to hand-wash in regular laundry detergent, no additives. Good plan. Until I realized that all our laundry soap (even that for hand-washing) has either bleach or softener added.
This is a good real-life quandary though, right? I mean, who wants to run out and buy special detergent for one pair of undies? So I used a tiny dab of our plain dish washing soap and made sure to rinse well.
Result: The panties stood up well to a washing. I was careful not to do a lot of wringing of the protected crotch area... I noticed that the crotch looked sort of pinkish when wet, but the crotch was a lot less starchy-looking. This is a photo of the fresh washed and still wet pair:
|The crotch is a bit pinker when wet|
(and, yes, these are un-worn!)
Since I couldn't use heat to dry them, I laid them across the front of a portable fan and turned them every now and then. It took about 20 minutes for them to dry. Don't plan on having these ready to wear too soon after washing.
Because I stretch and feel of the fabric was the same before and after washing, I don't think that the fit of the underwear is affected by washing. Like I mentioned, they fit well and I thought that they gave my butt a bit of a lift. They look good on (and, no, there won't be photos!) and felt great under my clothes.
When I was writing out notes for this review, I had a space for CONs. I thought that pricing would be one of them but, after thinking about the cost of the last bag of pantyliners I bought ($5.99 for 24 liners), and comparing them to the prices shown on the Hush Hush page. The basic panties run about $13.00 to $16.00. Maximum protection panties and shaping panties are higher, but still reasonably priced. Depending on how often you buy liners, the panties are a better bargain. Also, it's nice not to have to wear ugly pantyliners or worry about disposing of them.
Though I'm not crazy about the product guarantee, I came up with no negatives for the panties. They are very comfortable, and certainly they will offer some relief for anyone who has ever had a problem with leakage or incontinence. These are much cuter and sexier than disposable pantyliners.
Finally, I haven't forgotten what I mentioned about being able to get your hands on a FREE pair. Nor have I forgotten the fellas...
For the Hush Hush Giveaway, you will have to hurry to get your free pair because I'm not sure how long the giveaway is going to last, but get yourself to this link right now* and pray you're one of the lucky ones.
If you want to spread the word, please do so. Hush Hush is on Twitter, and Facebook, so tell your friends.
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.