How to Wear French Knickers

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French knickers, also known as tap pants, were popular lingerie from the 1940's through the '70s. Fortunately, this sexy, comfortable, retro style is making a comeback. French knickers are flattering on almost everyone, and they come in as many styles as there are body shapes. Read on and learn more about how to wear French knickers for their maximum "ooh la la" impact.

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    Choose the right knickers style for your body. French knickers come in every variation imaginable-1940's-style high rise, low rise, slim legs, wide legs, lace-up and mesh-so there's something for everyone. And since most French knickers are comfortable and practical enough for everyday wear, these are lingerie items that are functional as well as sexy.

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    Make sure your derrière and legs can stand the attention they'll get when you wear French knickers. Exfoliate your lower half with a sugar scrub like Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish (see Resources), then shave your legs with a premium shave cream like Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream (see Resources). Follow up with a body oil gel like Vaseline Intensive Care Vitalizing Gel Body Oil (see Resources).

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    Fake a French-Riviera-style tan. Try a self-tanning product like Benefit Jiffy Tan (see Resources) for a safe and sexy glow. Self-tanning hides cellulite and skin imperfections so you look nothing but magnifique in your French knickers.

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