Scrunchie

Brace yourselves, because panty-scrunchies are now real, buyable accessories

Not that we like to brag or anything, but we totally called the newest fashion trend to hit Japan: panty scrunchies!

One year ago, we posted an article about how some Japanese net users were having a hard time seeing the difference between hair scrunchies and frilly underwear. It seems as if at least one pair of designers took that story to heart, since earlier this month they unveiled a new accessory based on that exact concept!

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Scrunchie or panties? Japan’s net users just can’t decide!

Here’s a question for the men: Do you know what your girlfriend or wife uses to tie her hair up? To make things easier for the men out there who have never encountered any of these hair accessories, here are a few choices: elastic bands, barrettes, scrunchies, or… panties.

Japanese Twitter users have realized that when worn in their hair, the difference between a scrunchie and a pair of frilly panties is barely noticeable!

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DIY panty-shots: Something about these panty-flashing figurines isn’t right 【Photos】

There’s a fad sweeping Japanese Twitter accounts right nowmwhich involves putting scrunchies (elastic hair ties covered in ruffled fabric) around the waists of girly figurines to make it look as though the characters are on the brink of a panty shot. The scrunchies sit much like a skirt, but billow as though affected by a strong breeze. This method works especially well with figures wearing bathing suits.

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