expert advice for women
A Panty Collection: Panty Styles Every Woman Should Have
Your panty wardrobe is essential for a sleek silhouette. First, be sure your panties fit correctly and you’re not sporting the dreaded visible panty line. Then, start collecting—select panties in a variety of cuts and colors for the perfect panty wardrobe.
As the name suggests, this style is cut like a bikini bathing suit bottom. Bikinis are similar to briefs but usually have a waistband that sits around the hip area with less rear coverage. Bikinis are the most popular panty style among women. This cut also includes string bikinis with a very thin side waistband and can come in a variety of fabrics like cotton, mesh, silk, spandex, and polyester. Tangas are a cousin to the bikini in which they have narrow hip coverage but full rear coverage.
Hipsters are similar to briefs and bikinis but have a more square rear cut and hit around your hips. The side coverage is greater than the bikini cut combining a low cut style with modest coverage. This style is great under low rise jeans and is available in seamless styles to eliminate visible panty lines.
Boy shorts are modeled after men’s briefs. While boyshorts can have a low or moderate rise, the style has coverage around the legs with fabric extending below the crotch line. Despite their name, boyshorts can be very flirty and feminine when paired with a cute top and provide enough comfort to lounge around the house in.
The classic brief silhouette is fit for every woman and body type. Low, moderate, and high rises combine with a range of fabrics and leg cuts. High cut briefs are derived from the French style with a higher waist and larger leg hole opening with thinner side coverage. Classic cuts provide the most coverage around the waist and thighs. In more recent years, some briefs come in control top and shaping styles to smooth out your lower tummy.
Thongs are a must in every woman’s wardrobe for your favorite little black dress and linen pants. Thongs have a reputation for being uncomfortable but brands like Hanky Panky and OnGossamer use soft lace and mesh to provide all day comfort. Thongs are the best way to eliminate visible panty lines and come in a variety of fun colors, rises, and fabrics. A g-string, v-string or t-back uses little fabric in the back with no rear coverage. G-strings actually get their name from the g-string on a guitar and are thought of a very sexy choice for women.
Like bras, it’s important to have classic panty color styles and always fun to incorporate prints, patterns, and color pop. We recommend stocking a couple pairs in white, at least 3 pairs in black, several nude, and an assortment of colorful prints and fashion savvy color.
A Panty Occasion
From boardroom to bedroom, there’s a panty for every occasion. Complete your lingerie collection with panties that have your lifestyle...covered.
Your style should be recognized, not your underwear. Seamless thongs and laser cut panties will disappear beneath fitted pants. Complete the look top-to-bottom with a slimming shaper thong that will smooth your stomach and lower back while remaining invisible. Give your professional style a raise with panties that won’t quit.
It’s time for some R&R, so look for comfortable and cute panties that pair well with your personality. Microfiber and modal are a silky smooth solution beneath a rough wool or stiff denim. Anything goes beneath heavyweight opaque fabrics, so go crazy with flirty frills, precious bows, bold colors, and fun patterns.
Performance / Gym
For exercise, go for panties that work as hard as you. Panties made with synthetic weaves and moisture-wicking properties offer a breathable fit while providing support and mobility. Compression shorts can be functional as both underwear and outerwear during a workout, eliminating the need for layers during a heated, high-impact workout. Be conscious of exposed elastic waistbands and leg openings which can be painful and cause chafing—the last thing you want when breaking a sweat.
Romance / Specialty
Whether it’s date night, wedding night, or perhaps you’re just feeling sexy and confident, fall in love with a style designed to entice. Your underwear is only as sexy as you are confident, so go for a panty style you love and dress it up accordingly. Boy shorts are cute and endearing—skip out on the overt detailing for an approachable, confident, and casual style. If it’s time to shift sex-drive into the next gear, a sheer or lace thong will have hearts racing. A bikini with subtle detailing such as a lace trim is bound to be both effortless and sexy—a winning combination.