The ABCs of Ladies' Intimates Shopping: Bra, Panties, Lingerie and more: Guys, Know the names
Before the holidays, way before Valentine's Day, before any special occasion, before the birthday or wedding anniversary, it's apppropriate to brush up on the names.
Bikini - A moderate coverage silhouette offering more coverage than a thong, but not as much as a brief. Bikinis have waistbands which usually lay somewhere between the navel and hip (unless Low Rise) and have semi-hi-cut legs and a moderate coverage back panel. String bikinis offer considerably less coverage than an average bikini. Bikinis are a super comfortable medium coverage silhouette that won’t show thru under heavier fabrics like denim or wool.
Boyshort – Boyshorts offer full coverage in a modern silhouette. Resembling a short these panties are sometimes also called culotte or hot pant. Offering full coverage in a modern silhouette, boyshorts are a perfect everyday alternative and offer comfortable coverage under skirts
Brief – A traditional rise panty with full coverage in the rear. For a modern take on a classic silhouette choose a brief in seamless microfiber.
Culotte - A European version of a boyshort.
G-String - A minimal coverage panty with string sides and back panel. Similar to a thong, some manufacturers use the terms interchangeably, but in general G-strings offer ultra minimal coverage. These tiny panties are virtually guaranteed to eliminate panty lines.
Hi Cut Brief - A moderate to full coverage panty with a very hi-cut leg. Some women find that hi-cut briefs in dense fabrics offer a bit of tummy shaping.
Hipster – A mid coverage panty, which is a moderately low rise cross between a bikini and a brief. Hipsters are a modern and comfortable take on the classic brief and are less bulky than a boyshort. Hipsters are virtually invisible under mid-rise pants.
Low Rise - A panty with a rise of 9-inches or less. The rise is the measurement between the waistband and the first horizontal seam.
We categorize low rise into three categories.
Moderately Low – 7-8 inches
Really Low – 5 to 6.5 inches
Daringly Low – 4.5 inches or lower
String Bikini – A bikini with thin string sides. This traditional silhouette offers comfortable, minimal to moderate coverage. Perfect for the thong a phobic string bikinis that are seamless, or constructed of smooth fabrics like microfiber and mesh virtually disappear under medium to heavy fabrics.
Tanga – A moderate to minimal coverage European panty silhouette that has a back panel that is wider than a thong but narrower than a bikini. Tangas are a comfortable way to transition from a bikini to a thong.
Thong - A minimal coverage panty silhouette with a triangle shaped front panel, thin side panels and a narrow back panel, which may be y-shaped, or t shaped.
Thongboy - A moderate coverage panty silhouette, which combines the comfort of a boyshort with a thong back panel.
If we leave any names out, please let us know. The previously mentioned should be part of any woman or any man's vocabulary. To please your loved one requires efforts and diligence!
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