A current description is : 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.
The main difference between Tanga and Cheeky underwear is the amount of coverage you get. Tangas tend to be more revealing at the back while Cheeky cuts are more covered up.
The Oxford dictionary definition is, “A pair of briefs consisting of small panels connected by strings at the sides.”.
OK, that can differ from string bikini panties by the amount of coverage in the back. Right?
Add Brazilian Panties to the mix:
The Brazilian cut panty name refers to how the back of the panty looks, while the front can be any style. The most common way to describe a Brazilian panty is that it is wider in the back than a thong, but much less coverage than a regular bikini cut.
Consider that the word “tanga” in Spanish means “thong”….
With that…there is chaos….
dievca sees confusion with all the descriptions — just go with the style that your Sir or Madam prefers. XO
Not sure there are Words~
Battle Armour at the ready!
1. a very brief, close-fitting, two-piece bathing suit for women or girls.
2. a very brief, close-fitting pair of bathing trunks for men or boys.
3. Often, bikinis are underwear briefs that are fitted low on the hip or below it.
On Valentine’s Day, Master leaves for and extended trip to Europe and India for work. dievca has to work that day, so she will be wearing something a little sexy, yet comfortable for when she runs uptown to see her Master off. Bikini bottoms are comfortable, flattering and fit her “on the go, yet sexy” need:
And if you are wondering about the reference to “Taco, Burrito…”~ dievca could only find audio of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit with Cheri Oteri and Will Ferrell cheering at the Spartan’s swim meet.
So, here’s a taste of some of their other cheers:
NORTH AMERICANloose-fitting trousers gathered at the knee or calf.
BRITISHa woman’s or girl’s underpants.
Knickers are called knickers because of illustrations in a novel called the “A History of New York” by Diedrich Knickerbocker who was, supposedly a Dutchman living in New York (it was actually written by Washington Irving and published in 1809).
In Britain, the illustrations for the book showed a Dutchman wearing long, loose-fitting garments on his lower body. When men wore loose trousers for playing sports they were sometimes called knickerbockers. However in Britain women’s underwear were soon called knickerbockers too. In the late 19th century the word was shortened to knickers.
In the USA, knickers are called panties which is derived from the word “pants” (American for trousers). In the early 20th century panties became the name for female underwear in the USA. The word panties is sometimes used in the UK but it has never replaced the word knickers.
Saying, “Knickers” as an American is so satisfying.
Much sassier than “Panties”.
PS. Yes, dievca thought about buying the AP pair….
Boy shorts or Boyshorts, are a style of panties, so named for their resemblance to male shorts.
They can also be known as boy short panties, boys’ cut, booty shorts, shorties, or boyleg briefs.
They are a type of women’s underwear that has a lower waistline and go all the way down the hips. They are named for their similarity in looks to men’s knit boxer shorts, which themselves are a variation on Men’s traditional boxer shorts. Unlike men’s knit boxer shorts, this style is usually lower cut, and is designed to fit and flatter a woman’s figure. Boyshorts often cover most of the buttocks area, therefore keeping privacy at maximum while still having comfort.
Boyshorts have become a popular choice, since they avoid displaying a prominent visible panty line, and are a modest and comfortable alternative to thongs and conventional panties. They are also popularly matched with a camisole top and worn as loungewear (Hanky Panky has nice sets).
Lots of options below!
A variation on the boyshort is the rumba short with ruffles.
Or you can go Latex from Vex Clothing:
Or other latex and shiny boyshorts (including male options):
Why would someone want to cover this loveliness?
Probably because you can run-a-round topless in NYC, but not bottomless~
At least you have options:
We talked about G-String Panties, but as dievca was compiling a “Boy Shorts” post, she realized that comparison of PANTY VARIATIONS was needed before we continued.
Panties are a personal thing. Health, Comfort, Looks, Body Type, Occasion dictate what you wear and when.
For example: dievca will not wear Thongs (sorry), she doesn’t find them flattering on her body and has had health/comfort problems with them (chaffing – dievca has a long rise) – she would prefer to go commando then wear a thong, that said, she was happier when Hanky Panky Thongs arrived on the scene.
BTW: Master is not fond of thong panties either – dievca is not sure why. she will have to ask.
Hipsters? dievca wears them for daily wear.
What are your favorite type of Panties and why?
PS. commando = sans underwear