What is your biggest underwear no-no?
Anything too small. Always size up! Don’t do the whole ‘I’m offended by the label’ thing. It doesn’t matter what size you wear, just get the ones you fit. Because you can’t return knickers, so they’ll just sit in your drawer, being too small.
How many pairs of knickers do you own?
Between 40 and 50. I’m a big on knicker rotation. I change my knickers about four times a day on holiday. It feels so good!
How do you categorise them - do you have a Monica Geller-style ‘towel, fancy towel’ situation but for knickers?
I absolutely do. When we moved house, we were helped by this house organiser, Dilly Carter (she’s on the BBC1 show, Sort Your Life Out) who created this sick underwear system and now I can’t fold my pants any other way.
Pray tell, what does this folding system look like?
I trifold them to make more room. I used to be a classic ‘throw it all in close the drawer’ type person, but then what happens is you wear the same seven pairs.
How often do you purge your underwear drawer?
Once a quarter and I’m very strict about that. I will set aside a day and do mine, my daughter and my son’s - because they grow like weeds.
If you were a pair of pants, what would you look like?
I would be a mint green lace pair of big pants - cute but still offering comfort.
So you wouldn’t be a pair of black pants? Interesting.
No, that’s the inner me, that’s the hidden me. The me on display is mint green or neon yellow.
What about a crisp pair of white pants? Which look lovely for approximately one wash.
White knickers freak me out - it gives boarding school vibes.
Let’s talk about wedgies. Do you suffer from them?
Not in my big pants now. But as a kid, yes - I’d stand behind my mum and pick them out. Now my daughter is a big wedgie picker, but she does it in public and I’m like, “girl do you not want some privacy?” I do wonder about all the fake bums you see on social media. I think they must suffer from wedgies. The knickers must be getting lost in there!
What are your views on men’s pants. Boxers, boxer briefs, or Y-fronts?
It has to be boxers. Y fronts scream nursing home. I can’t even.
Have you ever ended a relationship over the state of someone’s pants?
I think if you are waiting until you see their pants, there are red flags before that.