The best two lines in this article – Undergarment Trend Gets New Cheeky Exposure – are:

“Thong sales have unseated traditional women’s underwear as the fastest-growing lingerie niche,”


“In the same way push-up bras lifted the sagging lingerie business 10 years ago …”

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