Call in the stylist: We're talking Tap Short
When Jamie and I first started designing our line, we listed out the essential pieces from each of our styling kits─the pieces we knew would be foundational to our collection. The Tap Short was one of my must-haves, but Jamie wasn’t so convinced. It took her some time to appreciate its versatility and its function, but now she’s as obsessed with them as I am.
I love the Tap Short for a few reasons:
If you ask any of my long-time friends, I was never a thong girl — not even in high school. I’ve always preferred granny panties. When I got into styling, I realized not only was the tap short a comfortable staple in my underwear drawer, but it was super useful for styling, too.
Our Kit Undergarments Tap Short is flattering, and you’ll feel cute when you wear them. We designed them with a high rise and a doubled waistband to give a little more hold across the small of your back. The fabric has a good amount of hold, so they zip you up and give your silhouette a little contouring — but not to the extent that you feel restricted. Think 50s bathing suit bottoms & Marilyn Monroe vibes for the modern woman. They’re designed to give the illusion of longer legs, a smaller waist, and an hourglass figure. Almost everyone looks good in these shorts.
I learned all about the tap short silhouette from Jennifer Lopez. One of my first jobs with her involved a press tour that also included a few performances. Our hero looks for the tour were mostly mini dresses and short skirts. And when we were packing everything up, Jennifer made sure I brought bike shorts in various lengths and coordinated colors for all her looks. I saw how she used them, and I understood they were essential for feeling comfortable and providing coverage under short hems.
After the press tour, I never left for set without an assortment of bike shorts, booty shorts and tap shorts in my styling kit. Our Tap Short gives you the right amount of coverage ─ which means security and peace of mind knowing that your lady bits aren’t on display.
How to wear the Tap Short
The beauty of the Tap Short is that you can wear them with a lot of things ─ not just short hemlines. They are cute for wearing around the house with a tee or a sweater. (But for bed, I recommend the Tap Short’s cozier cotton sister: the Sleep Short.) You can style them under semi-sheer fabrics. And because they flatter everyone’s figure, you’ll feel good showing them off under a chiffon dress or a lace skirt.
I wear them with everything. I even wear them with jeans. Most of the time, you won’t have to worry about VPL — because there aren’t any seams or binding around your butt or thighs.
There are a lot of flashing obstacles we face in a day, whether it’s a gust of wind, dropping something that you need to bend over to pick up, having to sit cross-legged on the floor… If you’ve got the Tap Short on, you’re covered.
And if someone happens to see them, it’s not like you’re flashing heavy-duty shapewear. You never need to feel self conscious about being seen in these!