But in india, wearing panties has become very common among working women and even elder women, because of western wear and personal hygiene. But if you are in a saree, or salwar it is easy to cover your lower portion so nobody will know. But if you are wearing trousers or pyjamas or skirts, it may feel odd and risky for you, and even people may notice. Good fitting Panties also give support to the rear, so when you walk without panties it may seem a bit strange gait. I have seen women walk in nighties and pyjamas without wearing panties, and it does look odd!!