Everyday Basic Panties (7-14)
Every woman should have a one to two week supply of everyday panties. They can be any style as long as they are comfortable and non-binding. Once the elastic is shot, they look dingy, or they become stretched out and no longer stay in place, they should be replaced.
Tyra Banks once said that when she gained some weight, she noticed that the skimpier the bathing suit bottom, the thinner she looked. Well, she's right. I tried her theory and now wear bikini panties instead of hi-cut briefs. This style of panty has a waistband that rests below the navel and on the hips. It usually has a high-cut leg line and back coverage. The bikini panty style is not just for the young. Try one and see if you don't become a convert...
The boyshort style has quickly become the new panty silhouette. It is replacing the thong because it's more comfortable to wear, yet doesn't have the obvious panty lines. It is also a cute solution under skirts - if someone sees your panties, it's not as big a deal because they look like hotpants. And like the boxer for men, women seem to not mind being caught in their boyshorts. The boyshort has almost become loungewear. I suggest a couple of pairs in fun colors to add to your lingerie drawer. Oh, and when making your selection, look for a boyshort with a gusset crotch design. They have fewer tendencies to ride-up.
Briefs are the "comfort food" of lingerie. When you want to be just plain comfortable and know that what you're wearing won't show panty lines, briefs are a girls best friend. Briefs also come with hi-cut legs for a little sexier look should you be "caught" wearing a pair.
A thong is a bikini panty with a high-cut leg and a 1/2" to 1" strip of material running up the back and flaring out into the waistband. Many women find this more comfortable to wear than a g-string. It too reduces visible panty lines.
Shapewear panties are usually styled like briefs, with a high waistband, at least to the natural waistline. Leg openings sit at the top of the thigh or longer, although there is also shapewear with high leg openings or even a thong back. Offered in both light and firm control, shapewear panties use 4-way stretch and compression to target the areas that could use a little slimming. Some styles are made with extra control for the midriff and construction that shapes and lifts the derriere.
Athletic panties are a new category in the panty departments. They are specifically designed to be worn during workouts.