Styles of briefs Shorty
Sometimes referred to as a boy short, culotte or boxer, this increasingly popular style has a lower cut leg than a traditional brief, finishing on the leg rather than the bottom. As a result, it can be a good solution for VPL.
The traditional way to banish VPL, a thong has a small triangle at the back that tapers into a string, leaving the bottom bare.
Like a thong, a g-string leaves the bottom bare but is altogether skimpier, featuring just a string at the back.
A traditional brief has a medium rise waist – i.e. one where the waistband sits on or just below the belly button – and gives full back and side coverage.
Falling half way between a thong and a brief, a Brazilian brief is cut in a v shape at the back to cover just half the bottom.
Low rise brief
Sometimes referred to as a hipster brief, this has a low rise waistband that sits on or below the hips. It is designed to give a no-show look under similarly low slung trousers.
High leg brief
This is cut high at the outer legs to reveal more of the hips than a regular brief. A flattering shape, it’s designed to make the legs look longer.
French knickers have
a loose, feminine cut, often in
a silky fabric.