Every day, women’s lingerie and underwear companies makes millions of dollars off of marketing the thong panty. Much like any other article of clothing for women, there are an endless amount of types, variations, and styles of underwear. There certainly doesn’t seem to be just “regular” underwear anymore, in a sea of sheer thongs, low-rise panties, hipsters, boy shorts, and a handful of other highly marketed types. It seems that in recent years, the thong has become a particular favorite, as women are often in terrible fear of the dreaded panty line. However, this style of underwear, too, comes in many shapes and forms.
Let’s deconstruct all of the many thongs and really ask ourselves, “what is a thong?”
There are so many kinds of underwear that get mistaken for the thong. In order to truly understand what this specific article is, we must consider all of the other kinds that are often mistaken for this piece.
Often mistaken for the thong, due to similar cut, the tanga offers much more coverage in both the front and back of the underwear. However, that dreaded panty line is still out of sight.
Regarding coverage, the samba is in between that of the thong and the tanga, while still offering a panty-line free design.
These styles offer the most minimal coverage, typically only consisting of a quarter inch of fabric in the back. Coverage in the front is also minimal.
In the front, the coverage is similar to the bikini cut underwear, slowly and gradually narrowing to a single strap in the back end. The thickness in the back can be as small as an inch of fabric fitting tightly between the buttocks.
The Many Varieties:
This style underwear is available in a number of colors, fabrics, shapes, and sizes. Sometimes the waistband is higher or lower, and can even come in a sheer fabric. Often the back of this kind of underwear can pop out of one’s pants, but the sheer band will make women feel more comfortable since it is virtually invisible. In addition, this kind of under garments can be offered in cotton or synthetic fabrics. Depending on the mood, outfit, and day, the pair chosen can have a true effect on the nature of the final look, the feel of the women, and of course the confidence exuded as well.