Women’s Panty Guide

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 11:01

Women panty styles

Versatility is part of the charm of lingerie, and it can be tailored to your personality and body shape. Panty styles vary in shapes and the way they adjust with your body. Here are some common styles of panties you can choose from.

  • Apple Shaped: A larger bust, broad shoulders, narrow hips and a less defined waist are the characteristics of an apple-shaped body type. Curve-friendly cuts in panties fit well on the narrow hips, and flatter the rounded tummy as well.
  • Pear Shaped: Wider hips and thighs, narrow shoulders, wider bottom and a smaller bust – pear shaped bodies can benefit from shapewear, but a panty with a high cut on the sides and a lower rise can be comfortable. This style will also make your legs look longer and slimmer, and your hips and thighs look more balanced with your shoulders.
  • Hourglass Shaped: An hourglass figure has a bust and hips that are nearly the same size, with a well-defined waist, and shapely legs. A simple panty will suffice, as your body already has the perfect symmetry.
  • Boyish Shaped: An undefined waist, narrower hips and a small bust is best complemented by well-fitting panties. Since the bottom and hip area tends to be narrow, panties with hipster, bikini or larger cuts will visually add shape to your bottom and hips.

All women are different, and beautiful in their own way. Remember, it is important to recognise, accept, and appreciate your body the way it is.

How to keep your panty clean and fresh

Changes that occur to your body can bring with them a unique set of issues, like increased vaginal discharge or urinary incontinence. Vaginal discharges can lead to discoloration that you can’t seem to get out of your favorite panties. Panty liners help combat these problems, making you feel fresh. Choose one that suits your panty style, and enjoy a soft and comfortable feeling all day. Here are some pretty easy tips to keep your panties clean and fresh everyday!

  • Learn some laundry tricks: If you have the time, rinse panties right after wearing them. You can do this in the shower or the sink—whatever’s easiest for you. After a short soak in cool or warm soapy water, gently rub, then rinse.

  • Let them air-dry: Dryers shrink fabrics and destroy elastic, that’s why it’s better to let them air-dry. If you can’t break the machine habit, buy a lingerie bag, then wash with similar colors using the gentle cycle. Also, check labels and follow them!

  • Use Panty liners: Well, of course! They’ll save your favorite panties from vaginal discharge, so you won't have to replace them afterwards. Panty liners are key players in the clean-panty game as they protect them from white and brown discharge.

    Choose a breathable liner like CAREFREE® FlexiComfort, which you can even wear with Tangas—and slip one on when you get dressed in the morning. Keep a package right in your panty drawer, and change it whenever you need it during the day.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.