The British call them "knickers" and Americans call them panties, but either way, French-cut knickers are quite comfortable. This style of underwear sits high on the waist, just below the belly button, and has high-cut leg openings at the side for a flattering fit. Read on to discover where to buy the best French-cut knickers.
Made of incredibly soft modal material, the Jockey Elance Supersoft French-Cut knickers are a great pair of underwear for everyday comfort. Available in a three-pack at select retailers and on Jockey’s website, these underwear come in several different cute colors and patterns. The binding around the legs and the waistband is designed to lay flat, so it won't dig into your skin. Though they feel incredibly delicate, it's perfectly fine to wash and dry them at normal settings.
Available at Nordstrom, the Natori Sheer Stripe French-Cut knickers are made of cotton, nylon and elastane for a stretchy fit that will custom mold to your body. Though they come in plain white, they're given a bit of personality by a faint stripe pattern that runs along the fabric. The leg openings on these knickers are cut extremely high, so the fit will be very flattering on most body types. The rear provides full coverage, and the soft binding along the waist and legs won't irritate your skin.
For a full-coverage panty that's also seamless, opt for the Olga Without a Stitch Microfiber French-Cut style. Available at Kohl's, these underwear are seam-free for a smooth, fabulous fit that won't show through your clothing. The waist on these is quite high, going all the way to the belly button. However, this allows them to stay in place, unlike other styles of underwear. They're available in cute, funky patterns, including leopard. They're made of microfiber for an incredibly soft feel.
Made of stretch nylon, the Vanity Fair Illumination French-Cut Knickers are a comfortable, flattering pair of underwear. They're available online at Bare Necessities' website, and come in several different colors, including nude, pink, blue and black. Satin trim around the waistband and leg openings give them a little extra style and a more comfortable fit. A cotton panel helps with dryness, and the high-cut waist means they'll stay in place all day long.
The Wacoal Retro Chic French-Cut Knickers are sheer and sexy. Available at Nordstrom, these knickers are available in red and tan. They're made of lace and sheer fabric, and have scalloped details around the waist and leg openings for a feminine touch. Cotton lining makes them practical, and full coverage in the back adds a bit of modesty. They're topped with a bow at the center of the waistband for decoration. A matching bra is available to make these knickers a full lingerie set.
No matter what brand of French-cut knickers you opt for, be sure to wear them at the right times. Because they're cut high, they're not the best style of underwear to wear with low-rise jeans and trousers. However, they're excellent to wear underneath tights and skirts.