As I see all these lovely pictures of young ladies receiving good hot bottoms I've been struck by the fact that some spankings start on the panties, while others have them down from the start. I'm a bare bottom spanker. If someone is going to be spanked, then they are going to be spanked on the bare skin. Interestingly it often seems that spankings by hand start on panties and progress to bare, but implement spankings seem to commence with the bottom bare. Possibly they've been 'warmed up' by hand.
These two photo sets illustrate the point, one from Bad Tushy, which is an over the knee hand spanking.
Whereas this second set from Spanking Server; a mother chastising her errant daughter, begins on the bare bottom, and the girl is being caned.
Now how about you? Do you prefer to start with the bottom bare or work up to it?