Difference between thongs, retro thongs, g-strings and boyshorts


Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong

Wave goodbye to VPL (visible panty line) and say hello to perfect comfort between the cheeks - our Signature Lace thongs in particular have been likened to feeling “like butter” by Women’s Style Journal and are where our trademark “World’s Most Comfortable Thong®” came from. 

Both our Original Rise and Low Rise styles feature our revolutionary flattering V-front, V-back waistband, with the original sitting above the hip bones for added comfort and confidence, and low for that barely-there feeling. They’re both super flattering and our array of styles lets you match your colour to your mood, whatever it may be.

Retro Thong

Hanky Panky Retro Thong
Our High Waisted Thongs feature an extra-wide band of lace that hugs your midsection, so you can feel super secure whilst getting a fabulously flattering fit for any occasion!


Hanky Panky Boyshort
Not just for tomboys! This
mid-rise style boyshorts is designed to mimic the appearance of shorts, so fits lower on the leg and gives full back coverage so your booty can feel supported – they can help prevent chafing too, bottoms up! They’re our favourites for wearing as pyjamas around the house, but also great under skirts, dresses and trousers when you want to cover up!


Hanky Panky G-String
Originally worn by dancers in the early 1900s, the
G-String was the precursor to the thong. Distinguished by its back which is a straight length of lace and sits between the cheeks. These are perfect for when you’re feeling sexy, and can be worn with the straps pulled high out of your trousers for that “oh so trendy whale-tail” moment everyone’s after right now.