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Many of us choose our underwear without thinking twice about it. Since we wear panties every day, it’s easy to settle into a routine; we tend to choose the same style over and over. But if you never branch out, you might never find your new favourite pair.
Ready to try something new? First, think about what you’re specifically looking for. It might help to ask questions like:
- Do I want to wear something comfortable, stylish, or both?
- How much coverage am I looking for?
- Do I want panties to wear every day, or for something special?
You’ve heard of terms like thongs, panties, and briefs before, but you may not know the differences between them. We’re going to explore various women’s underwear styles, and share a few of our recommendations:
When you picture the quintessential pair of underwear, you probably envision bikini panties. These classic garments have less coverage than briefs and fit snugly around the hips, upper thigh, and bottom.
Like most styles of underwear, you can choose various types of bikini underwear. Whether you’re looking for something lacy or a basic everyday bikini pantym we have you covered.
Seamless panties are a great option under tight pants or leggings to hide panty lines—check out our favourite seamless panties by Chantelle.
Wearing a thong can make you feel feminine and flirtatious. From the front, they look like a typical pair of panties. The difference is the backing. It features a string or thin piece of fabric that connects to the waistband, creating a “T” shape. This minimal coverage prevents any visible panty lines.
Thongs come in all sorts of colours, patterns, and fabrics. Whether you choose a thong made of lace or opt for a more basic microfiber variety, look for a cotton lining (gusset) in the crotch area.
If you’re thinking about picking up thong-style underwear, consider the collection by Hanky Panky; after all, they’re known as the “world’s most comfortable thong”.
Shorty undies and hot pants offer a bit more cheek coverage than a thong. They fit comfortably around your hips, but still reveal a hint of skin near the bottom, just like regular shorts do. Compared to panties, the fabric sits a bit further down your legs and covers more of your thighs; they also provide more coverage around the back.
Interested in trying a pair of shorty panties? We recommend the Passionata Brooklyn in black or talc. This garment features a sheer lace backing for a sultry look.
Brief underwear never goes out of style—perhaps because they’re so comfortable. They have a higher waist than bikini panties do, and offer more rear coverage. You can wear briefs that are made of soft, flexible material for a luxurious feel.
Interested in trying full coverage briefs? The Elita High Cut Brief combines back coverage with comfortable cotton fabric. Keep things simple with a plain black colour, or choose a bold lace pattern like the Hanky Panky Retro V-Kini.
We hope this style guide has cleared up any confusion you might’ve had about underwear for women. From seamless panties to thongs, it’s tough to choose which type of underwear is right for you. But maybe you don’t have to choose—why not try one of each?
At The BraBar & Panterie, we’d be happy to help you find a style that flatters and enhances your figure. We believe that confidence starts with a well-fitting garment; one that makes you feel beautiful inside and out. Get in touch with us today to learn more.