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November 30, 2018
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How to Pick a Panty

Panty Size and Fit Guide

Panty Styles

Women shop panties by style first. You know if you're shopping for a brief or a thong or a boyshort, but you may want to consider branching out. A fun new silhouette could make you feel like you've got a whole new tush. Brief Panty Shop Brief panties No worries, gotcha covered! Briefs provide full coverage confidence Waistline covers navel Low cut on legs No cheek peek in back Hi-Cut Brief Panty Shop Hi-Cut Brief panties Show off your legs Hi-Cut briefs with longer, wider leg openings make legs look long and shapely Full coverage front & back Thinner side coverage Boyshort Panty Shop Boyshort panties Sexy take on men's boxer briefs Boyshorts feature longer sides, to the top of thighs Most hip coverage. Extends below the cheeks where your tush creases Low rise – below the navel Hipster Panties Shop Hipster panties Jeans' best friend Hipsters sit low on the hips Squarer leg openings Longer sides Moderate coverage Bikini Panty Shop Bikini panties Where sexy meets sassy The bikini waistband between navel and hips High cut legs Moderate coverage Tanga Panty Shop Tanga panties More & less Tangas offer coverage between thongs and bikinis Triangle shaped front Sits at hips, thin sides Cheek peek in back No show through Thong Panty Shop Thong panties When less is best Thongs provide no rear coverage for no panty lines Triangle shaped front, thin sides Sits at the hips Often wide hip bands

Panty Sizing

A panty should be a joy to wear. If the panty you are wearing is the wrong size, there is no joy in pantyville. If your panty doesn't fit, you know it all day long. If you have panties in your panty drawer that don't fit you well, see how they fit into the nearest wastebasket. The smart & easy way to get the right fit? Measure yourself and consult the panty size charts below. Measure around the fullest part of your hips, being sure to keep the tape parallel to the ground. If in doubt, size up.

Missy Size Chart

  size/Talla 4/XS 5/S 6/M 7/L 8/XL 9/2X 10/3X 11 12 13
Waist inches 27-28" 28-29" 30-31" 33-34" 35-37" 38-40" 41-42" 43-45" 45-47" 50-52"
Waist cm 68-71 71-73 76-78 83-86 88-94 96-101" 104-106 109-114 114-119 127-132
Hips inches 35-36" 37-38" 39-40" 41-43" 44-45" 46-47" 48-50" 50-51" 53-55" 57-59"
Hips cm 88-91 94-96 99-101 104-109 111-114 116-119 122-126 127-129 134-139 144-149
Dress/Pant Size alpha XS
(0-2)
S
(4-6)
M
(8-10)
L
(12-14)
XL
(16-18)
XL
(16-18)
2X
(20-22)
2X
(20-22)
3X
(24-26)
4X
(28-30)
Missy Size Chart

Plus Size Chart

  size/Talla 9(16-18) 10(18-20) 11(22-24) 12(26-28) 13(30-32) 14(34-36)
Waist inches 38-40" 41-42" 44-46" 48-50" 52-55" 57-59"
Waist cm 96-101" 104-106 111-116 122-127 132-139 144-149
Hips inches 45-47" 48-49" 51-53" 55-57" 59-61" 63-65"
Hips cm 114-119 121-124 129-134 139-144 149-154 160-165
Dress/Pant Size alpha 1X(16) 2X(18-20) 3X(22-24) 4X(26-28) 5X(30-32) 6X(34-36)
Plus Size Chart

Panty Fabric

Most women swear allegiance to one panty fabric. That's just what feels right to them. But fabrics are evolving technically (getting softer for instance), so you may want to give a new fabric a try. Panty Fabric Cotton Cottons and cotton blend panties are prized for breathability and natural wicking. Nylon Sleek and shiny, nylon panties are classics. Microfiber Microfiber panties often have surface texture or other attractive aspects. You may love how they feel against your body. Stretch Most panties have some stretch (or spandex) built in for ease of movement or smoothing. Stretch panties conform to your curves. Some knit panties have all-over stretch and a pattern
knit into the fabric.

Panty Construction

The silhouette is the main factor in panty construction, but wait, there's more! Panty Construction Elastic Most panties have elastic built into the waistband for easy movement and many have elastic around the leg openings. Sometimes the elastic is covered, for a smoother look and feel. The use of elastic in your panties is a big comfort factor. Elastic leg openings can help prevent ride up. Lace Today's panties feature more and more lace, either as an accent at the waist or legs, as insets or in the overall fabric. Why? Because your panties should make you feel pretty. Center back seams Some of the most popular panties, like the Bali Skimp Skamp Briefs have a center back seam to define your tush. Shaping panties also sometimes have ruching at the center back seam. Seaming can improve your shape or just add a sexy touch. Seamless Many women prefer seamless panties to avoid panty lines and potentially avoid chafing, especially for the panties they wear to work out. Today's panties are frequently constructed on machines that construct the entire panty in the round without side seams. Technologies Bali Comfort Revolution panties have Cool Comfort fabric that wicks moisture to keep you cool and comfortable. Many shaping briefs have anti-static properties so clothes glide on. This is the new frontier in fabrics. Expect more and more technological advances to come. Maidenform Sexy Must Haves Lace Cheeky Boyshort Maidenform Sexy Must Haves Lace Cheeky Boyshort

Panty Beauty

When it comes to beauty, our panties have it covered. From dozens of colors and shades to plenty of prints, you can boost your spirits by picking out fun colors and prints. And you'll find lace everywhere on our panties, from waistbands to insets to all-over lace, adding beauty, sex appeal or both! Also look for panties that match your favorite bras. The Playtex Love My Curves panties, Bali Comfort Revolution panties, Bali Double Support panties and Bali Passion for Comfort panties are designed to be paired with the bras sharing the same brand name. Let's face it, when a pretty panty catches your eye, beauty can suddenly take precedent over fabric, style and construction.

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