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 mesh tan underwear R119, Superbalist.com
Jojo all over mesh high waist, 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
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.
Thong, R150, Woolworths
Floral thong, R50, Mr Price
Women's t-string , R149, Zando
Women’s Secret, R199, Zando
This article was originally published on Women's Health.