Forget the thongs and bikinis, granny panties are back in style! The over-sized panty population may be increasing due to the number of celebrities spotted wearing this seemingly outdated garment.

Recently, Katy Perry, Fergie, Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus and Krysten Ritter have been spotted wearing the unflattering undies. Many celebs have chosen to wear their big girl panties underneath sheer outfits like mesh skirts and lace dresses.

Some fashion experts prefer to call the style “high-waist fashion” instead of “granny panties.” These experts suggest that younger women are also pairing the full-coverage undergarments with crop tops to create a slimming effect while providing ample coverage.

Other fashionistas argue that pure comfort has brought the tried and true underwear back to light. After all, it provides coverage and support without any weird lines or shapes. Regular everyday people tend to wear this type of underwear under form-fitting dresses and skirts because it helps tuck in the tummy and showcase curves, while avoiding a tell-tale panty line.

What do you think? Are granny panties a new fashion trend, or something that should be hidden away in the back of your underwear drawer?