Shopping for panties has never been easier – there are literally thousands of lingerie and panty sites online, so it’s a pleasure to browse and compare panty styles from site to site.
In the UK, knickers used to be known as knickers, but this term is now less used: the term knickers somehow has more ‘sexy’ connotations as opposed to the more ‘sensitive’ nuances implicit in the term ‘knickers’.
The following description of the types of panties should help you in your purchasing decisions, and is especially aimed at men who may want to treat the important woman in their life with a new panties.
These panties tend to sit low on the hips, and bikini bottoms are generally full-back, although this can vary.
The top of the panty is generally higher and rests on the waist. They achieved humorous notoriety like the panties featured in the Bridget Jones movie. There are also some variants of this design:
These briefs end horizontally at the legs, giving the effect of tight boy’s shorts. Generally, these designs are created in lace or transparent materials.
High cut panties
These are the opposite of the boy’s leg, since the sides of the brief are cut in such a way that they show more of the upper thigh; they look very sexy as they have the effect of accentuating and enhancing the apparent length of the thigh. legs of the person. They are also known as the French cut.
The thong consists of a waistband connected to a narrow (sometimes little more than a string) in the back and a small triangle of fabric in the front.
Very little material goes into a thong – usually the back is very thin and disappears between the buttocks! Ideal for wearing under very tight pants, as it eliminates the visible line of the panties, often known by the acronym VPL. It’s also great when worn under white as it looks like no panties are being worn at all! The downside is that initially these panties can feel very different; however, once you have gotten used to the different feel, you will probably find yourself hooked on these. Surveys have been conducted online and certainly in women up to twenty-five years old, the thong seems to be the most favored type of underwear. However, it must be said that the survey should not be taken too seriously because it only concerns a fairly small group of people and was self-selected. More thong wearers may have chosen to respond, while wearers of other types of panties did not respond.
The thong, or the thong as it is known in Brazil, has several variants:
G-string, V-string, and T-back vary the amount of material that sticks to the waist at the back. Some authorities claim that the thong owes its derivation to the underwear of strippers, and there seems to be a confusion of how these items are described from country to country.
Crotchless panties (also known as open crotch)
This panty design is self explanatory; generally a welcome choice for bedroom clothing, for obvious reasons!
However, the biggest problem when buying panties online is usually the size. The main problem is that many countries have their own method of specifying the size. In a ‘bricks and mortar’ store you can inspect the panties, while online it will depend on the accuracy of the descriptions. Some companies on the Internet will provide size charts that allow conversion from eg continental Europe to UK sizes to Australian sizes. Even in Europe, sizes can vary, so conversion tables will be needed between, for example, France and Italy. Unfortunately, the most awkward sizes to convert are US panties.
It’s strange that with probably more US lingerie outlets online than other countries, it has made it difficult for those living in other countries to buy from them with confidence, based on size!
Materials used for panties
As with other lingerie, there are a variety of materials, ranging from lace to satin to nylon. Certainly in the US it is common to find that the gusset has a built-in cotton crotch. In fact, it is probably more difficult to find panties without the cotton crotch, although in the UK there are companies that are now making retro copies of pure nylon designs from the 1950s. They might not be suitable for everyday wear, but these designs are bound to drive the man in your life crazy! Interestingly, the materials and designs that have resulted in constant and regular “re-orders” from the sites I am involved with are conventional classic satin finish designs. The material, with its sexy glossy finish, looks great and feels very silky to wear. These are the panties I prefer to wear (sorry guys, no thongs for me!). However, I have looked for suppliers all over the world and there are very few manufacturers that use this smooth satin material.
So next time you’re thinking of adding something to your lingerie drawer, do what so many busy women do and let your PC help you find the most comfortable sexy panties from the comfort of your home.