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A sort of "embarrassing" question
By CinderEmma Comments: 135, member since Mon Sep 05, 2016
On Sat Nov 26, 2016 01:07 PM
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Other girls are always talking about how they wish they could wear undergarments beneath their tights but don't because they're not allowed to. Okay...I get it!

Some of my adult ballet classes permit undergarments under tights (except recitals), but I still don't wear any under mine because I like the way it feels. Am I the only one who thinks this way?

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re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By AlwaysOnStagePremium member Comments: 7417, member since Sun Apr 18, 2004
On Sat Nov 26, 2016 06:51 PM
Rights are underwear, so underwear is redundant. The tradition is to wear them as underwear, which is what dress code can often dictates. However, if there is no rule, it is up to each dancer to do what they feel most comfortable with.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By maureensiobhan Comments: 4726, member since Wed Dec 24, 2003
On Sat Nov 26, 2016 07:47 PM
I honestly don't understand why any of us ladies feel the need to wear knickers under our tights. It's much more comfortable without underwear, and the dancer can move more easily. The dancer's appearance is neater, too, with no underwear lines showing.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By hummingbird Comments: 10413, member since Mon Apr 18, 2005
On Sat Nov 26, 2016 08:10 PM
How many layers do you need? Not just that but if you wear underwear under your leotard and tights all of those layers are over the top of your lateral rotators and who needs vpl as they dance, that's gonna look classy isn't it!
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By Theresamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 34891, member since Wed May 22, 2002
On Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:25 PM
I have a complete mental roadblock for wearing tights with no underwear. I've done it (I'll be doing it this weekend for my husbands work office party, cause my dress is really tight, and I don't want the panty lines), I know it's OK, but somehow, when you say the words to me, my brain goes "Uh, NOPE. You don't tell me what to do!"

So I get why it's sometimes better to do it, but I also sympathize with the people who can't. :P
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By SarahdncrPremium member Comments: 634, member since Wed Jul 29, 2009
On Sat Dec 03, 2016 07:39 AM
For most of the time I have danced as an adult, I was very much like how @Theresa felt about this matter. But about 3 yrs ago after reading on another dance forum more back and forth on this, I decided to give a upcoming class a try with not wearing underwear (FYI I always wore thong style panty-so no prob's with VPL for me) underneath my tights. And guess what? I liked it, and I too found I was more comfortable and could also move easier as has already been discussed. So now I have embraced the tradition and no longer do underwear underneath my tights.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By CinderEmma Comments: 135, member since Mon Sep 05, 2016
On Sun Jan 08, 2017 06:01 AM
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Heh, heh. So I was bored and decided to do something extremely daring...to wear underwear under my tights. Since so many of you who used to wear underwear under tights were willing to give the no-underwear thing a try, then it seemed only fair to me that I should give the opposite a try.

I didn't like it :P.

But I tried it! They always told me that even if I don't think I would like a certain food, that I should at least taste the food before rejecting it. But when it comes to clothing, I have to say that I will always be a "no-underwear-under-tights :O :]" girl.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By Dancing_EMTmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3466, member since Wed Dec 08, 2004
On Sun Jan 08, 2017 09:24 PM
I always wear panties under my tights. I have some that match my skin tone almost perfectly, they're also the "invisible" ones that don't cause panty lines. I just can't get over the road block of going commando.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By SarahdncrPremium member Comments: 634, member since Wed Jul 29, 2009
On Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:38 PM
@CinderEmma, well you wer brave to at least give it a try. No harm, no foul in trying. It's certainly not for everbody. Be the most comfortabe that you know how to be...that's what is important.
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By Moonlitefairy06member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 7177, member since Fri Apr 16, 2004
On Wed Jan 18, 2017 02:57 PM
I'm really glad I never had a teacher that banned underwear. I need cotton underwear. The thought of nylon touching my pubic area makes me itchy just thinking about it! I always got high cut bikini in my skin color and never had a problem in class, recitals or competitions.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By CinderEmma Comments: 135, member since Mon Sep 05, 2016
On Thu Jan 19, 2017 08:45 AM
Edited by CinderEmma (277630) on 2017-01-19 08:48:59
But as strange as it sounds, I must admit that I kind of like that feeling. But then again, there are some tights that I absolutely cannot handle. I speak of the "itchy" tights. So I think the KIND of tights being worn is a big factor here. (I also shave everything "down there" so that might be another factor as well.)

FYI: Tights that I wear most often are Eurotard, Mondor, Body Wrappers, Dancing Fare, and Capezio. The ballet pink Capezio Studio Basics footed tights that I wore with my Cinderella costume and glass slippers in my avatar photo (you'll need to zoom in to see everything in detail), and the Ballerina Mondor tights are my favorite so far.
re: A sort of "embarrassing" question
By CinderEmma Comments: 135, member since Mon Sep 05, 2016
On Mon Feb 27, 2017 09:12 AM
Okay, I've been doing some research and it appears that tights are actually DESIGNED to be worn without underwear. So wouldn't the manufacturers of tights most likely construct them so that they felt more comfortable WITHOUT underwear?

The same goes with pantyhose. A dead give-away is all the pantyhose packages. On about ninety-nine percent of them, the model on the package is not wearing any underwear under her pantyhose. So obviously she wouldn't be doing that if the pantyhose didn't feel good without underwear, right?

P.S. Balera are my new favorite tights now. I just got them the other day.

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