Just as hemlines rise and fall with fashion, so too does the rise of your briefs – and with high waisted denim back in favor, it’s time to discover the charms of a high cut panty to wear underneath.
At its simplest, a high waisted panty is one where the waistline finishes at the belly button. Within that, though, you’ll find everything from practical shaping panties to pin-up styles with serious va va voom.
Shapewear devotees, of course, have long known about the power of high waisted briefs. With control panels to smooth your tummy and a seamless construction for a no-show look under fitted clothing, shaping panties from brands like Maidenform, Rosme and Wolbar can help define your figure to take a little black party dress from “meh” to “wow” in a heartbeat.
More than just a practical solution for making your clothes look good, a high waisted panty makes a pretty option for your everyday lingerie collection too; Vova is just one of the brands at Lavinia Lingerie that offers high waisted styles alongside low rise bikinis to co-ordinate with its feminine bras. These hot pink briefs are a vibrant pick for summer.
But let’s not forget the history of the high waisted panty. High waisted briefs have a vintage appeal that brings to mind the classic pin-ups of the 1940s and 50s – and it’s a look that lives on today in sexy styles by brands including Claudette, Lise Charmel and Oh La La Cheri. In sheer lace or tulle, with vintage style seaming or even detachable suspenders, a high waisted brief might just be the sexiest panty style of all.