It"s time to talk about — well, you know. I"m pretty certain my "Monday" pair was yellow. "Wednesday" was certainly purple. After that, I couldn"t tell you which day went through which color, but I"ll be honest: I constantly felt a little weird wearing the "Sunday" variation.

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Perhaps you remember days of the week underwear from your own childhood, or maybe you"re just acquainted via the scene from When Harry Met Sally in which Sally details the hilarious and also psychotic thinking behind her last breakup:

HARRY: So just how come you damaged up through Sheldon?...SALLY: Well, if you must know, it’s bereason he was extremely jealous and I had actually these days of the week underpants.HARRY: . I’m sorry. I need a judge’s judgment on this. Days of the week underpants?SALLY: Yes. They had the days of the week on them and I thought they were sort of funny. And then sooner or later Sheldon says to me, “You never wear Sunday.” He’s all suspicious, “Where was Sunday? Where had actually I left Sunday?” And I told him and also he didn’t think me.HARRY: What?SALLY: They don’t make Sunday.HARRY: Why not?SALLY: Since of God.

As a issue of truth, "days of the week underwear no Sunday" is a recommfinished Google search as soon as you start to kind in the expression. While tright here may have been some underwear sets made without the Sunday pair, the whole thing is really even more of an metropolitan legend, as both sets offered today and vintage versions include the 7th day.


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Image: VintageFanAttic on Etsy

Days of the week underwear have been approximately much longer than you"d suspect. As a matter of truth, your grandmommy more than likely wore them. Underwear began becoming even more of a novelty item in the 1950s, thanks to the brand-new availability of fabrics like nylon and also Spandex, and also that was the decade in which the popularity of MTWTFSS underpoints boomed, according to both Skooldays.com and also Fact Monster.

The photo over is from a gorgeous (and never-worn) pair of days of the week underwear from the 1950s, so if you"re a days of the week underwear purist — which would be weird — you should most likely snatch it up. You"ll alert that this 1950s pair lacks the cartoonish playfulness of latter-day "Monday" underwear, which is largely just pitched at children. Still, check out the tiny embroidered ballerinas!

Today, most days of the week underwear seem to be designed for bit girls, though I"m pretty certain boys usage the very same weekly device as females. Question: Are we even training our young males to know what day it is?! (For parents of little bit dudes, I did uncover these Julius-themed days of the week underwear, which made me wonder what the NSA thinks of my Google searches.)


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Images: Stella McCartney

But what we really have to talk around is the reality that days of the week underwear are still being made for adults, and also they"re just as coy and also feminine as they were in the 1950s. The above set is pure Stella McCartney perfection, and you"ll pay a healthy and balanced $205 for the privilege of wearing them. Based on price points alone — this Cheekfrills variation is over $100, as is this vintage-style set from Sassygrannysknickers on Etsy — it seems like days of the week panties are vaguely back in vogue, but only for the top crust.

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So now, you"ve acquired a couple of options. You deserve to outfit your boy in a cheap cotton version, or splurge on a silky "Thursday" pair for yourself. There"s no denying that the world of days-of-the-week underwear is an odd one, whether or not you wear them on Sunday.