Known for its whimsical yet sexy undergarments and swimwear, Commando has become a favorite among models and fashionistas around the globe. This irreverent women’s clothing company uses the motto “better than nothing” to reiterate its claim that its panties, shapewear, and accessories (for example, Matchtips double-stick tape) help solve real women’s fashion dilemmas — i.e., unwanted panty lines, ill-fitting bras, and the risks posed by strapless dresses. Printed hosiery, slips, cotton boy shorts, colorful thongs and pretty bras have become the staples of this beloved line, which is as cheeky as it is comfortable. Founded in 2003, Commando is the brainchild of Kerry O’Brien, who moved from the big city to Vermont to launch her label.
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