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Not perfect by far
on October 1, 2013
I like the cotton stretch hi cuts a lot, but sometimes want a thinner, lighter panty, so I tried the lace hi cuts. These ran small and weren't as comfortable. This time I tried these satin stretch and the microfiber ones. I bought a size larger in both as a few reviews said they run small - since the lace ones did, I figured I'd better. I'm glad I did. When I lay the satin ones on top of the smaller sized cotton ones, the satin ones are at least an inch to 2 inches smaller in width - yet are a full size larger! They are smaller than the lace ones, which already were smaller than they should be, and smaller than the microfiber ones, too. I'd say they fit about 2 sizes smaller than the cotton ones, about 1 size smaller than the microfiber, and about a 1/2 size smaller than the lace ones.
The material is soft to wear and the waist and leg elastic is narrower and thinner than the cotton ones; the microfiber win in that category. You can still see the panty line more visibly in the satin stretch than in the microfiber ones. And, while the satin ones do stretch some (they are called satin stretch), they don't stretch much - both the cotton and the microfiber stretch much more. So, in almost every way, the cotton stretch and the microfiber are both much better.
The biggest issue, though, is that I just bought these 2 weeks ago. I've only worn each pair twice. The second time I wore one of the pairs, I realized the thread connecting the cotton crotch area was unraveling and there was a small hole! Within a few hours, that hole had spread to more than an inch in size, so I had to remove them. The seam, I guess, wasn't finished correctly, so it's just unraveling. I'm glad I was home when it happened. It could have been embarrassing if that had happened at work.
Since I'm much happier with the microfiber ones for a thin, lightweight panty,