I don't have a clue if this is a popular form of underwear for young ladies and never will. The half skirt/half thong has been dubbed the skong by Trend de la Creme. Seems like these panties might be the kind of gifts that might appear at bridal showers or from your goofy sister.
Remember the Hollywood movies with caveman loincloths? Skongs are the feminine version.
Implications - This design takes two well-known pieces of clothing and fuses them together to create a new product. This is a great way for companies to design a product as it requires less risk than inventing an entirely new commodity. Companies should consider how their designs can be revamped in order to create new-found appeal.