An idol wearing shimapan (striped pantsu) and a shirt.
I came upon the following exchange on 2ch regarding this curious issue:
“Are they fools? Why don’t they wear shimapan?”
“Y’know, if you actually go into a department store and look at the ladies underwear section, you probably won’t find any. Not many places actually sell them.”
I wonder if this is true? You’ll have to excuse me if I refrain from any investigative reporting, however.
Certainly, in Japan it seems the normal style for ladies is white (with the obligatory little faux ribbon)…