There are so many different styles of lingerie out there; we can get completely lost when trying to find the right piece! However, no matter your size or shape there are a few essential knicker styles every girl should own! So below we have listed the six types of knickers you should have in your underwear drawer.
High-waisted knickers are rather self-explanatory. Unlike your standard cut, they sit higher, under your waist. This style is particularly flattering for hourglass figures, as it accentuates your small waist!
- H&M: Lace High Waist Briefs
- Next: Lipsy Lonnie High Waist Lace Brief
- Topshop: Rhinestone Mesh High Waisted Knickers – Black
Briefs are a general term and include a variety of styles from Brazilian to bikini. These are the most common knicker style and a good choice for long days at the office, offering comfort and high coverage!
- New Look: Orange Satin Contrast Lace Brazilian Briefs
- Weekday: Angel Briefs
- Matalan: Foil Lace Brazilian Knickers – Pink
Seamless knickers are the answer for women who dislike thongs. This knicker, no matter the cut, thong or briefs ensure no VPL! They are ideal under and tight-fitting clothing and are usually incredibly comfortable!
- Figleaves: Perfect Thong
- M&S: No VPL High Rise Shorts
- ASOS: ASOS DESIGN recycled 3 pack seamless knickers
These knickers lengthen the look of your legs as the knicker cuts higher than your average briefs, sitting just below the waist. These are incredibly flattering but usually offering a medium/ high coverage on your bum.
- Pretty Little Thing: Shape Black Lace Thong
- Pretty Little Thing: Maroon Tonal Knicker
- Missguided: Fanny Lyckman X Missguided Black Tomboy Logo Knickers
Shapewear is an incredible development in underwear over recent years. We all have parts of our body we would like to smooth out. That’s exactly what shapewear does, the knickers hide your unwanted lumps and bumps, allowing your clothing to fit seamlessly over the top.
- Missguided: Lorin Smooth Shapewear In Nude
- Pretty Little Thing: Black High Waist Control Shapewear Thong
- Matalan: High Waisted Control Knickers – Black
Thongs vary at the front however their defining feature is practically no coverage on the bum. Instead, just a band or strap attaching the front to the back of the thong.
- Pretty Little Thing: White Binding Lace Frill Thong
- Pour Moi: Hook Up Thong – Platinum/Black
- Missguided: Black Fishnet Strappy Thong