12 Perfect Pairs Of Underwear For Your Exact Body Shape

Plus: How certain styles can affect your vagina.


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A startling percentage of women don’t wear the right underwear for their body shape – or they pull a Britney. Liezel Morkel, owner of Lady Chatterley’s Chamber Lingerie Boutique, has some useful tips to ensure you always make the right choices.

Classic And High-Cut Briefs

Pro: Full coverage and moderate support for sagging tums and bums. Cons: Can’t be worn under low-rise pants. Gynaecologist Dr Salema Nosarka warns against control panels. Tight undies can lead to indigestion and bloating.
Cotton Brief part of pack, R140, Woolworths
 
Lace & Mesh High Waist Brazillians, R150, Woolworths
Cotton On high-waist brief, R119, Superbalist.com
Jojo Allover lace high-waisted brief, R119, Cotton On.

Boyshorts And Hipsters

Pros: Prevent visible panty lines (VPLs), and smooth out lumps and bumps on your hips and upper thighs. Con: If you have a bit of a belly, wearing boy shorts or hipsters will result in a muffin top.
Boylegs part of pack, R70, Mr Price  
Dorina Hipster, R129, Superbalist.com
JT One Boylegs, R120, Woolworths
Dorina Hipster, R179, Superbalist.com

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Thongs And G-Strings

Pros: Make you feel sexy and eliminate VPLs. Great for women with small bums. Con: These may look sexy, but the health effects aren’t. Women prone to vaginal infections or chronic cystitis should avoid them, says Nosarka.
G-string, R150, Woolworths 
Floral thong, R50, Mr Price
Women’s Secret G-string, R149, Zando
Women’s Secret, R199, Zando

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