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panty style for body type

We believe that you should wear whatever panty style makes you feel confident and comfortable. And with so many panty styles available, there’s an option for every preference. Selecting the panty style that is best for you depends on how much coverage you want.

If you want to be strategic when selecting your underwear, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s go through the various panty styles and discuss how each is designed to benefit your body.

Minimal Coverage

Brazilian thong

brazilian style thong

Parfait Elissa Unlined Wire Bralette P5012 | Parfait Elissa Brazilian Thong P5014 in Pearl White

A Brazilian thong’s backside differs from other thong styles. The backside typically comes down a little lower on your butt, which accents the butt. Brazilian thongs offer high-cut legs and a low cut-cut waist, so they can be worn with many items.


what do you prefer thongs or panties

Parfait Lynn Push-Up Strapless Bra P13112 | Parfait Lynn Thong P13014 in Nude

A thong offers higher-cut legs, thinner side panels and very little back coverage. Thongs offer a barely-there feeling and appearance, making them ideal when your clothes may show a panty line.

Moderate Coverage


what are bikini panties

Mod By Parfait Butterfly Unlined Wire Bra A1402 | Mod By Parfait Butterfly Bikini A1403 in Butterfly Print/Black

A bikini panty is cut like a, well, bikini. It has higher-cut legs and can have wider side panels. The back of the panty offers moderate coverage, but like bikinis, they offer a little cheek. Bikinis offer less coverage than a brief, but more much more coverage than a thong.


what are hipster panties

Mod By Parfait Sweetheart Padded Bra A1391 | Mod By Parfait Sweetheart Hipster A1395 in Bright White/Almond Blossom

A hipster brief is a lower-cut version of a brief. The only difference between a hipster brief and a high-waisted brief is that the latter will smooth your tummy. Hipster briefs hit at your hips so it can be worn low-rise pants and bottoms.


what are boyshort panties

Parfait Casey Plunge Molded Bra 2801 | Parfait Casey Boyshort 2805 in Black/Rose Print

A boyshort panty offers the most hip coverage. With low cut legs, the panty offers a smooth silhouette for your hips. There’s moderate rear coverage as well. A bikini panty may show side cheek, while a boyshort may show more under cheek.  

Full Coverage


what are brief panties

Mod By Parfait Plunge Padded Bra A1401 | Mod By Parfait Mid Waist Brief A14031 in Butterfly Print/Black

A brief has lower-cut legs and provides the most rear coverage. Because a brief covers so much of your backside, briefs do not “ride up” as much as bikinis. They tend to stay in place.

High Waist brief

why wear high waist brief underwear

Parfait Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 | Parfait Charlotte High Waist Brief 6917 in Floral Shimmer

A highwaist brief extends over your lower belly. This panty style helps alleviate the lower belly bulge many women experience, and creates a smooth silhouette. And, because the legs are cut lower, your hips have a smoother look as well.

When it comes to panty styles, there’s no right or wrong selection. But, when selecting panties, it’s helpful to how each style will work and (hopefully not) appear under your clothes.

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Mod By Parfait Modern T-Shirt Padded Bra A1381 | Mod By Parfait Modern Hipster A1385 in Black


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