Welcome to the Underwear Glossary. In this
section, you can learn more about underwear from our definitions.
Bikini Brief: a bikini brief is a panty that is cut to cover most of your cheeks
but is very narrow on the sides, providing a high, flattering leg opening.
Boxer Briefs: are a combination of boxer shorts and briefs.
Boxer Shorts: boxer shorts are loose fitting underwear for men &
Boy Short /
Boy Shorts :
a boy short provides more coverage than other styles of briefs. However,
they do leave portion of your cheeks exposed. The bottom of the leg
opening in the back falls at or under the butt cheek where your behind naturally
creases. The good news is that this helps eliminate most of the visible
panty lines. Boy shorts are a good option under pants because they
fit close to the body and help avoid panty lines. Note: Boy shorts
are also on occasion referenced as Hipster. Boy shorts are thought
of by many as both comfortable and sexy…
Brief : In Brazil they know how to show it off… A very cheeky brief
style (when we say cheeky, we mean your butt cheeks are exposed), Brazilian
briefs will cover very little in the rear. This is flattering, if you have
a nice rear end. If you are not happy with your assets, you may wish
to try something a bit less revealing. The Brazilian brief is somewhere
in between a thong brief and a traditional brief. The back fabric
is v–shaped and lies on top of the cheeks and not between the cheeks.
Briefs : the
classic briefs typically fits close to the body and provide moderate to
full rear coverage. The briefs are cut higher on the leg than a boy
short (but are not as narrow as a bikini brief). You will find that briefs
will be generally in a similar silhouette. However, the shapes and
measurements in which they are cut are going to depend on the manufacturer.
Not all briefs are created equal. It is important to find a brand
and size that fits well for you body type and size. Although briefs
are typically considered to be comfortable, they do have some negative issues.
The primary concern with briefs would be the potential visibility of "panty
lines". With briefs, you may have panty lines. In summary, a
women's brief is a traditional rise silhouette that sits at the waist with
a low leg line and full rear coverage.
French Briefs /
French Cut Panties: A moderate to full coverage silhouette that
sits at the waistline with a high cut leg. French Cut briefs offers
full front and back coverage with a flattering hi cut leg openings.
The French cut style rises to natural waistline.
G-string: a g-string
has less back side fabric then a thong. And most certainly far less
fabric coverage then a traditional ladies brief. Essentially, the
back of the garment has a string of fabric that goes between the cheeks.
The back is not actually made of string, but is often as thin as a piece
of string. The g-string is typically considered to be a sexy underwear
style. The back or front of the g-string is on occasion decorated
by trimming such as a bow. This underwear can be in solid colors or
Lingerie is a women's undergarments.
Panties: refers to various types of underwear worn by women.
Underwear: Peekaboo underwear is simply a more delicate way of
saying crotchless underwear. Peekaboo panties are essentially a pair
of panties that has a split front so that little or no fabric is covering
the crotch area. Peekaboo underwear can come in various silhouettes.
For example, boy shorts, briefs, and thongs can all be made into peekaboo
Bikini : a string bikini is similar to a bikini brief but string
bikini has only thin straps at the sides.
Tap Pants : According
to Wikipedia, "Tap pants are a form of lingerie worn mostly by women. They
are also known by the names of French knickers, side-cut shorts, and
dance shorts. As the name implies, they are a type of shorts, in that they
cover the pelvic area and the upper part of the upper legs. Tap pants
look much like track shorts, allow freedom of movement, and can be worn
as an outer garment over other types of underwear (e.g., g-strings). However,
most wearers may wear them as innerwear or leisurewear with nothing underneath.
From a distance, one could mistakenly identify tap pants as a half slip."
Tap pants are loose short that graze the body as you move. They
are often manufactured from very delicate, feminine fabrics like lace and
silk. They go well under a skirt or dress.
Thongs : Viewed
from the front, the thong typically resembles a bikini bottom, but at the
back the material is reduced to a minimum. The back of the garment typically
consists of a thin waistband and a thin strip of material, designed to be
worn between the buttocks, which connects the middle of the waistband with
the bottom front of the garment. A thong is occasionally referenced
as a T-back. Some people will also use the term thong and g-string
interchangeably. However, they are actually two different styles of
garment. For your reference, the g-string typically has less
fabric in the back. In summary, thongs essentially look like most other
panties from the front but have a thin piece of fabric at the back that
lies between the cheeks. In addition to sex appeal, thong underwear
also helps prevent panty lines.
When you are finished learning about underwear, you may
want to also check out our glossary
Learn about other
types of clothing.