Hi all. My Aussiebum flash thong has finally arrived. Very nice fabric. Really soft. The cut is good. Unfortunately, the caution label on the packaging says the following: "Fragile. Important care instructions. Foil fades with excessive washing. This garment must be handwashed only." Oh well, the shiny bling bling on the waistband is cool but maintenance is a problem.I also find the waistband a little thick and made my little belly uncomfortable.