For some, finding the perfect fitting knicker can be just as important as the perfect fitting bra.

The fact that there are so many different shapes and styles of knickers can be very overwhelming. Do I want a full brief or a short? And what on earth is a Brazilian? Although confusing, all of the different styles of briefs are necessary as they all suit different body shapes and fit in different ways.

To help you decide the best styles, here is our Knicker Style Guide.

High Waisted Brief

Also referred to as a maxi brief or full brief, this full bottom style provides the most coverage, with a high rise waist and a low cut on the legs.

Designed to: Minimise the tummy and looks great on those who are apple shaped.

High Waist, Full Coverage Lingerie Brief Knickers

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Shorts give a fuller bottom coverage with a low straight cut on the legs. These are one of our most popular styles as they are so comfortable!

Designed to: Give a smooth silhouette, provide comfort and flatters all shapes.

Short Brief Knickers

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Brazilian Brief

The Brazilian brief is a more recent style that has hit the market. It sits low on the hips with a cheeky cut away back. I would describe it as in between a thong and a short.

Designed to: Flatter curves and help to hide VPLs (Visible Panty Lines). Suits all shapes, but looks particularly great on those who are pear shaped.

Brazilian Brief Knickers

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High Leg Brief

High leg briefs are designed to sit just underneath the waist and feature a high cut on the legs, they also tend to provide good rear coverage.

Designed for: Elongating legs and creating curves. Looks most flattering on those who are petite or more athletically shaped.

High Leg Brief Knickers

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A thong gives the least bottom coverage, as the back is very exposed. They can be found in both high and low rise.

Designed for: Showing no VPL at all, so perfect for more fitted clothes. Also suits all shapes.

Thong Knicker Briefs

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Midi Brief

Halfway between a short and a full brief. Midis sit on the hips and offer a full bottom coverage.

Designed for: Those who like a full coverage brief without the height of a full brief. Suit all shapes, especially pear shapes.

Mid Rise Midi Brief Knicker

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There's so many different shapewear options available now, from high power to just gentle support, helping to create a flawless foundation for the body.

Designed for: Either the tummy, bottom or thighs, or you can get one that does all 3!

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