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Have you heard the news? We’re in a renaissance of full-bottom undies. The New York Times just reported that sales of comfort briefs are up 17 percent, while thongs are down 7 percent.

But in all honesty, we’ve been rockin’ granny panties for years--thanks in part to one Bridget Jones.

Over the years, she and the iconic female characters from nine other movies have given us the courage to own up to certain real-lady pieces.


Renee Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’s Diary”

Patron saint of enormous knickers, Bridget Jones actually had no problems snagging two of the most gorgeous men in Britain. 


Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall”

Long before Zooey Deschanel, this necktie-sporting legend set the standard for adorable dorks.


Reese Witherspoon in “Legally Blonde”

She had tried the typical East Coast lawyer garb. But for Elle Woods’s first big case, only an outfit that was truly “her” would do.


Molly Ringwald in “Pretty in Pink”

Y’all. Andie Walsh made this. With her hands. The end.


The Girls of “Now and Then”

There’s nothing quite like a nostalgic, coming-of-age story to remind you of that time when you felt so incredibly awkward in your body--and how being an adult is actually pretty awesome.


The Women of “9 to 5”

Shoulder pads and power suits (OK, and we guess kidnapping their boss) were the keys to Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s success.


Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”

The all-black beatnik look (popularized by men) was actually immortalized by a woman--Jo Stockton and her Gershwin-accompanied musical numbers.


Demi Moore in “G.I. Jane”

Maybe not so secret, but we still think “YES, GIRL” every time we see the classic beauty with a buzz cut.


Elisabeth Moss in “Mad Men”

Alright, we can’t neglect our favorite TV ladies. From secretary to copy chief, you can follow Peggy Olson’s career just from her getups.


Viola Davis in “How to Get Away with Murder”

Greatest TV moment in recent memory: Annalise Keating pulls off her wig, wipes off her makeup and then truth-bombs her philandering husband.

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