This is probably way TMI, but I'm in serious need of new underwear. Problem is, my favorite style was discontinued a while back, so I find myself floundering in a sea of panty options, unsure which ones will behoove my bottom. Thusly, I decided to give Splendies (a subscription service that sends you random undies each month) a try!
Unfamiliar with Splendies? Aside from it being a way to try ladies' undergarments, here's what you need to know:
- Splendies is a monthly subscription that sends out three panties per month in assorted styles. When you sign up you can indicate whether you're down with thongs, but beyond that, it's a total surprise. (I went for the no thongs option, personally.)
- The subscription is priced at $13.99 per month, including shipping within the United States. They also ship to Canada and worldwide with monthly rates of $20.99 and $22.99 respectively. Use coupon code SPLENDIES to get $4 off your first month.
- Random cheap panties not your thing? Splendies also has a new subscription called LUXE, which sends out premium panties instead. That's not what I'm reviewing today, but I figured I'd mention it.
- Splendies is currently available in sizes S-XL. If you wear a plus size, you're not totally out of luck though—they also run a similar service called Volupties (available in sizes 1X-3X) for $17 per month.
The Splendies site suggests ordering a size up if you're in-between sizes, so I ordered XL instead of my usual L. I think I'm a Large according to their size chart, but I dunno, I have a round butt, so better safe than sorry. (TMI? This whole post is probably TMI.)
Moving on from my butt... my undies of the month arrived wrapped up in pretty pink tissue paper.
As I said earlier, I opted for the "no thongs" version of Splendies. As promised, no thongs darkened my doorstep—instead I got a cheeky bikini, a regular ol' bikini, and a hipster panty.
Bijou Intimates Lace Cheeky Bikini
I love the color of these, but to be honest, I'm not crazy about the style. (Round butt, remember?) The good news is that they fit me well and have a good bit of stretch to them, meaning they don't ride up my ass like crazy. Hooray?
Jennifer Intimates Lace Bikini
I love the color and style of these the most out of all three styles I received, but unfortunately they run really small. So small that they do not cover my round butt, in fact. I actually found an old pair of size Medium underwear from Target in my drawer, and when I held them up for comparison, they were pretty much the same size. Um... no.
Pefection Lace Hipster
I wasn't in love with these when I first took them out of the package, but they look better on. They're also comfortable too. No ass riding FTW!
I have mixed feelings about my first month of Splendies. On one hand I did receive a couple new pairs of underwear that are cute and comfortable, but on the other, I find the sizing inconsistency a bit worrisome. Also, I really would have appreciated a broader variety of styles... here we've got lace, lace, lace... but what about cotton? Satin? Anything that isn't at least half lace? I'd even take one that just has lace trim.
In any case, I'm going to give Splendies at least one more month. I don't feel wowed at this point, but I'm not sorely disappointed either—and the two panties I got that did fit seem well worth the price.
If you want to try out Splendies or Volupties for yourself, you can subscribe here. Use coupon code SPLENDIES to get $4 off your first month of Splendies or VOLUPTIES to get $5 off your first month of Volupties.
What do you think of the undies I got in my first Splendies box? Do you like the idea of getting surprise underwear to try, or would you rather pick out specific styles?