Knickers are available in a variety of types
depending on various factors, such as the amount of rear coverage, width at the
sides and the height at which they are worn.
The most popular different types of knicker are
Traditional briefs or knickers are the comfortable
classics which come up higher on the waist or just below the naval, with full
coverage at the rear. High-leg or
medium-leg fits are available.
Also known as shorties, boyshorts or boxers are a flattering style for
curvy girls and very fashionable at the moment. Shorts start lower on the hip than briefs and
finish lower on the leg. Shorts are a great
choice for minimised VPL (visible panty line).
briefs which have full coverage at the rear, thongs taper to a string at the
back, avoiding VPL when wearing clingy dresses or trousers. The thin strip of material at the rear is
designed to be worn between the buttocks. Thongs come in a variety of styles depending
on the thickness and type of material at the rear.
One type of thong is the g-string,
which consists only of a fabric string at the rear.
Similar to briefs, but are worn
lower with the waistband around the hips.
Also worn at the hips, but the
fabric at the sides is narrower. The
rear coverage of the bikini is not as full as with the brief.
Have full rear coverage but the
waistband is reduced to a narrow strip at the sides.
These cover the hip, most of the upper
thigh and all of the buttocks and have a loose fitting leg. They do not have elasticated leg cuffs, but
allow a pleated, more comfortable fit.
Perfect for A-line skirts and loose fitting dresses - or just on their own
in the bedroom!
A special type of briefs designed to
offer support and give a slimmer appearance.
Usually made from a stretch material such as spandex and may extend
above the waist.