Panties

form of underwear designed to be worn by women and girls
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Panties are a kind of underwear. Women's panties are also called knickers. Other names are underpants ("undies"), briefs and smalls.

Women's' knickers.
Different kinds of panties, with their English name
Model in white panties

There are many different shapes and sizes of panties. A common type are bikini panties, which are usually small like a bikini bottom. Bloomers are panties which are loose-fitting and bigger. Panties with a high waistline are usually thought to be worn by older or more conservative women.

Panties may be made of silk, cotton, satin or man-made fabrics, and decorated with lace. Most full cut panties are made of cotton or other comfortable materials.

NamesEdit

Knickers in British English only refers to female panties; in American usage the term is also used for a type of male trousers more properly called "breeches".