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The Bare Necessities Panty Glossary

A moderate coverage silhouette offering more coverage than a thong, but not as much as a brief. Bikinis have waistbands which usually lay somewhere between the navel and hip (unless Low Rise) and have semi-hi-cut legs and a moderate coverage back. String bikinis offer considerably less coverage than an average bikini. Bikinis are a super comfortable medium coverage silhouette that won't show thru under heavier fabrics like denim or wool.

Boyshorts offer full coverage in a modern silhouette. Boyshorts are a perfect everyday alternative and offer comfortable coverage under clothing.

A traditional rise panty with full coverage in the rear. For a modern take on a classic silhouette choose a brief in seamless microfiber.

A European version of a boyshort.

A minimal coverage panty with string sides and back. Similar to a thong, some manufacturers use the terms interchangeably, but in general G-strings offer ultra minimal coverage. These tiny panties are virtually guaranteed to eliminate panty lines.

Hi-Cut Brief
A moderate to full coverage panty with a very hi-cut leg. Some women find that hi-cut briefs offer a bit of tummy shaping.

A mid coverage panty, which is a moderately low rise cross between a bikini and a brief. Hipsters are a modern and comfortable take on the classic brief and are less bulky than a boyshort. Hipsters are virtually invisible under mid-rise pants.

Low Rise
A panty with a rise of 7-inches or less. The rise is the measurement between the waistband and the first horizontal seam.
We categorize low rise into three categories.
Modest Rise – 6-7 inches
Low Rise – 4.5 to 5.5 inches
Daringly Low Rise – 4 inches or lower

Modest Rise
Panties with a rise measurement of 6 to 7-inches.

Low Rise
Panties with a rise measurement of 4.5 to 5.5 inches.

Daringly Low
Panties with a rise measurement of 4 inches or lower.

String Bikini
A bikini with thin string sides. This traditional silhouette offers comfortable, minimal to moderate coverage. String bikinis that are seamless, or constructed of smooth fabrics like microfiber and mesh virtually disappear under medium to heavy fabrics.

A moderate to minimal coverage European panty silhouette with back coverage that is more than a thong but narrower than a bikini. Tangas are a comfortable way to transition from a bikini to a thong.

A popular panty silhouette with a triangle shaped front panel, thin side panels and minimal coverage in back for a no-show look under clothes.