We often find ourselves caught in a tension between our desire for the trappings of a more genteel age and the ease, freedom, and a literal lack of physical restriction being a modern girl affords. Repeated viewings of BBC's Pride and Prejudice=proof that we want the empire waist without the fainting spells brought forth by the corset/Mr. Wickham. This lush spare thong from Clo seems like it's the best of both worlds- the gorgeous lace and delicate picot edging are worthy of a dowry while the simple, sleek, and adjustable (!) string thong silhouette is perfect for under-work-wear. Oh Mr. Darcy!