Women have several different styles of underwear, also known as panties to choose from
when shopping. These styles are a better fit for some women over others.
Unfortunately, most women don’t know what kind of underwear style is
the best fit until they try it on and wear it around for a day. Other
styles are obviously more comfortable than others.
Also known as, "granny panties," this style of brief underwear
provides full coverage and a high waistband. It isn’t the most
attractive pair of underwear, but it is the most comfortable for many
women. One drawback of this style is that the high waistband is visible
above low-rise jeans and trousers.
Also sometimes referred to as "high-cut," French cut
underwear has the same high waist as the brief, but it features high
cut leg holes that rise just above the widest part of the thigh. Some
women prefer this style of cut as the elastic band around the lower leg
holes can be tight and uncomfortable.
These are different from the French cut underwear. They are high cut
in the leg holes, and the waistband also sits about one and a half
inches below the wearer’s natural waist. This style provides more
comfort for the wearer than other styles that provide less coverage, but
is also less visible underneath clothing than styles that provide more
This underwear isn’t worn solely by hipster girls; it’s actually
named for the way the waistband sits a full two inches below the waist
on the hips. The hipster
features low cut leg holes and also provides full coverage. They are
excellent for women who like to wear low-rise jeans and trousers.
This style is modeled after men’s briefs and has a rectangular
shape. The waistband sits below the waist, and the pants have a low cut
leg. In fact, some styles of boyshorts may have legs that extend a short way down the thigh.
This pair of underpants is modeled after women’s bikini
bottoms. The waistband sits a full three inches below the waist. It
also has very high cut leg holes. Provides little coverage, but is less
visible underneath clothing.
The string bikini
style of underwear is modeled after women’s string bikinis. They also
sit a full three inches below the waist. However, the leg holes are
constructed with a thin string of fabric on other side of the bikini.
The front and back of the string bikini looks like a triangle of fabric.
This style provides a bare minimum amount of coverage and is
usually preferred underneath form fitting clothing. The waistband sits
three inches below the natural waist, and the sides and back of the
underwear are composed of three strips of fabric. The front of the thong forms a T-shape of fabric.
provides full coverage in the back, but has no sides. The front and
back pieces attach directly to the waistband, which sits slightly below
the natural waist.