Does this fit under our 'emerging technology' tagline? It's hard to say. It's certainly emerging from somewhere. Ladies, if you find a g-string too restrictive, or you're fond of wearing paper-thin dresses and waging an eternal war against the visible panty line, you now have the option of wearing the above device, which is called the CString. While there's no 'string' actually involved, onlookers can certainly 'C' just about everything, including an awkward rear aspect that looks something like a pencil clenched between the wearer's buttocks. This is one of those occasions when we should *all* be glad that this isn't a Gizmag road test. There are further photos in the gallery, but we'd struggle to call them safe for work. You've been warned.

One of these days, somebody will take the "less is more" trend in women's underwear to its logical conclusion and start selling lacy postage stamps. Until then, there's the CString.

CString Direct claim that the CString can be worn as lingerie OR swimwear, and that in addition to eliminating visible panty lines, it also helps you dodge tan lines. One thing's for sure, it's for confident ladies only.

Click through to the image gallery at your own risk.