All you lingerie enthusiasts out there will know that there are many different styles of lingerie bottoms. We at Dear Eve Lingerie also know this and that's why we enjoy stocking the different styles so that our customers can have the luxury of picking the right kind of underwear bottom to suit different outfits, moods and even butt sizes!
Why are there so many styles of bottoms? Trueandco.com answers this question: "Underwear styles and designs are based on function for different types of clothing, so the right (or wrong one) can make or break an outfit. There’s a reason why the saying 'Don’t get your panties in a bunch!' exists; ill-fitting underwear can seriously kill your mood".
Lingerie designs have certainly come a long way since the 1950s that's for sure. Website vintagedancer.com describes what underwear looked like during the decade: "…high waist briefs with an elasticized waist and leg bands. Think granny panties, and you are right for the ’50s". Back then briefs were not close fitting at all, well that is when comparing to something like today's thong style. A plain closer-fitting brief existed, but most were looser fitting with ruffles and made from materials like cotton knit and satin. Full coverage was the name of the underwear game during the 1950s.
Fast-forwarding to today's lingerie styles, there are so many to choose from, thongs, g-strings, briefs, hipsters you name it. So the guarantee that there will be a style to fulfil your latest fancy or wish is a sure bet. While many of us know about these different styles there are those who aren't quite so clear. Therefore, Dear Eve Lingerie has picked some of the top styles for lingerie bottoms to define for you.
Thongs are very high-cut up to the hip-bone and look like a bikini brief from the front. This style just covers the front and has a T-shape thick string that goes up at the back. There are 3/4 thongs that have a thicker waistband at the back and a thick string. Thongs are perfect for tighter fitting skirts, trousers and dresses and are made especially so that the dreaded panty line does not show through.
Refinery29.com describes the bikini as "a middle ground style between thongs and briefs. Typically slim on the sides, and with just enough on the behind to offer some coverage, a bikini is not only very sexy, but another great option for a less visible finish". Along with choosing the right type of bikini fabric, this style is made to be worn under most things and is especially comfortable under jeans, or A-frame minis and medium length skirts.
It has been said that the g-string's origin came from when theatre dancers of the 1930s first wore them on Broadway while risqué dancing. However, it's now common for many women to have at least one g-string style in their lingerie collection. Smaller than a thong, the g-string barely covers the front parts with an upside down triangle attached to a waistband that sits at the hip bone and with an even thinner string at the back. G-strings are often made from sexy lacy material and are popular with younger women. Like the thong they are perfect for all tight fitting clothing.
As previously mentioned briefs have been around forever and are designed for full coverage and comfort in mind. Refinery29.com says: "They’re similar to bikinis, but they offer a more traditional cut and extra coverage" making briefs easy fitting for all butt sizes including older and plus-sized women. For the more traditional brief the leg cut is lower (although these cuts can differ). You'll find briefs are often made out of softer materials like cotton and are good worn under looser clothing and low to high-rise pants.
Boy cut short style
Styled on men's briefs, this pant is also comfortable. Trueandco.com describes this style as a more rectangular in shape…with lower leg cuts leg, some as low as where the thigh begins. "Comfort is key with boy shorts so fabrics tend to be cotton, microfiber, and nylon". Boy cut pants can be worn under fluttery looser skirts, tracksuit pants and medium to high-rise trousers. Or paired with a tee when at home and relaxing in summer.
These high-cut briefs are also high waisted. The high cut means that the top wide part of the thigh feels more comfortable and less restricted. They are perfect with high waisted jeans and trousers made from thicker materials. Refinery29.com suggests wearing this style under a sheer lace skirt or dress to make a bold fashion statement.
This has been a popular style of pant of late that has a low rise making them sit around the hip, hence the name. The leg cut is low like briefs but the sides are kept wide. The bottom of the butt cheek remains a little exposed which gives hipsters a sexy twist. They are comfortable and go with most clothing especially those with a lower rise at the top.
Spanks or control briefs
These are just like briefs but thanks to the forever evolving technology of shapewear, these briefs manage to suck in your lower tummy creating a flatter line because they are made from highly elastane material. Every woman should have a pair of these especially for special occasions like weddings or exciting events where you want to look your best and beat the bloat.
Trueandco.com says that for seamless knickers "cotton and lace fabrics are the most common (and most-loved) fabrics …providing a smoother-than-smooth coverage." Seamless knickers can be a welcome, more comfortable alternative to the thong or g-string as they can be worn under any garment promising an invisible panty line every time.
Whatever the style of lingerie bottom you choose, we recommend, that before you get out the credit card to purchase, get to know your body, butt and the styles of clothing you love wearing. This knowledge will help in choosing the right styles to buy and how many pairs of each.
To check out our full stunning Dear Eve Lingerie range of bottoms visit https://dearevelingerie.com.au/collections/bottoms.