Which panty should crossdressers choose?

Dear Readers,

I’m excited to present a new voice on Crossdresser Heaven. Tabitha has kindly shared her insights on a subject near and dear to most of us.

One Crossdressers Perspective on Choosing the Perfect Panty

Whether you are transgender, a crossdresser, or simply have a fetish for wanting/needing to wear woman’s panties, you will want to choose the style that is the most comfortable for you to wear, as well as present you in the most attractive light should you choose to show someone what you are wearing under your outer clothes! Many lingerie experts will tell you that there are five basic panty styles: bikini, hipster, boyshort, modern brief, and high leg (or high cut) brief. Below is a brief (pun intended) description of each style, and my (perhaps) irreverent thoughts.


Bikini style panties are just like the bikini swimwear that you can see at any beach, and on nearly every episode of the old television shows of Baywatch, Hawaii Five-0, etc. Perhaps a mere 1% of all women in the world look really attractive in a bikini panty; and most of those are under the age of 30. For the transgender or crossdresser, unless you have a hormonally enhanced body, it is going to be difficult to attain an attractive look with a bikini panty. Since a bikini panty contains such a small amount of material, your first concern will probably be how to hide or even cover up your male anatomy. Second, if you have even a small amount of tummy fat, your tummy will naturally try to drop over the top of the panty because a bikini panty is meant to be worn low, (similar to low-rise jeans), or below the natural waistline. So, for the 99% of the world’s population, (which definitely includes me), this panty style is probably not for you.


Hipster style panties are similar to bikini panties, but do provide a bit more coverage. Hipsters are also meant to be worn low, but will provide a bit more coverage for your male anatomy. Low rise style seems to be all the rage these days, so this is a good panty choice if you are going to be wearing low-rise outer clothing such as low-rise jeans and shorts. However, those with even a small bit of extra tummy fat will face the same dilemma of a small portion of the tummy wanting to naturally migrate and rest in a place just slightly over the top of the panty. So, for this reason alone, I cannot recommend this style of panty for most of us.


Boyshort panties are aptly named, because they can appear and feel as if you are wearing a pair of shorts, (which means that you probably can’t wear these panties if your outerwear is going to consist of short shorts). Boyshorts offer the greatest coverage for your male anatomy and your legs, and for this reason, are sometimes derisively labeled as ‘granny panties” and/or “vintage panties.” Those who utilize these negative labels often overlook the fact that these panties can be very comfortable as the panty top is meant to sit on the natural waistline. Furthermore, they can contour to a wide variety of body styles providing an overall slimming and smooth look. Finally, if you want to shed the “granny panty” look of a boring white panty, know that today’s lingerie designers offer the boyshort in a number of different patterns and bold, vibrant colors. Boyshorts  are not my favorite style of panty, but I do occasionally wear them when I am not wearing outer short shorts.


A modern panty is basically a good compromise between a boyshort and a high leg/high cut panty. It contains a little bit less material than a boyshort, (but still enough for full and comfortable coverage of the male anatomy), while still offering a sexy display of your panty and legs due to its slightly diminished curving side, high cut fit. A modern panty will not likely be mistaken for a granny panty, even though it too sits at the natural waistline, because of its side cut and fit. Modern panties are my second recommended choice to wear on a daily basis.

High Leg/High Cut

High leg/high cut panties offer the best of all worlds in my humble opinion. They offer more than adequate coverage for the male anatomy, while also offering a sexy and attractive high cut, side leg view, (hence the panty’s name). However, beware that not every store sales associate is familiar with the high leg style, (or else they are aware, but have been told to push some other panty style onto the unsuspecting customers). I have occasionally had sales associates steer me to the bikini and/or boyshort panties when I requested the location of the high leg panties; and one sales associate even told me that what I really meant was that I was searching for a boyshort panty)! I was a bit aggravated at basically being told that I, as the customer, was wrong; but I have since learned that a lot of sales associates working in lingerie stores/lingerie sections in department stores, have less knowledge of lingerie than me. So, I give my highest recommendation of this panty style to all; as I believe that you will feel comfortable wearing it all day under your outer clothes, and that you will be tempted at the end of the workday to rip off your outer clothes to display your sexy panty and legs to all the world!

In conclusion, it is important to remember that the above recommendations reflect my particular preferences and experiences. So, if you want to wear bikini panties, and feel good doing so, then by all means you should wear bikini panties. Also, my recommendations are largely based on every day and the all-day wearing of panties. While I don’t wear bikini panties daily to work, I have certainly been known to don a pair for a night out at the bar, or while being a “naughty” bedroom partner! So, please consider my comments in this article, but find out for yourself what works for you by not being afraid to try wearing a variety of styles until you find what style makes you feel the prettiest and most feminine!

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  1. Samantha Sissoko 4 weeks ago

    Love to be in my panties pink flowery makes me look hot and sexy princess

  2. Katrina Mist 4 months ago

    Hi… is there a size chart that translates my male size to a female size?

  3. Christafaye Turner 5 months ago

    I love the boy shorts panties and the cheeky panties and the cami with the shelf bra in them and padded bra’s and eye liner i might be a so called redneck but down deep im a feminine flamboyant sissy boy that loves to feel girly and wants to experience the gurly side inside me i would love to have a gurly night where the girls dress me up and make me fill like the girl i should have been……

  4. Christafaye Turner 5 months ago

    Me im a crossdressing male i love cheeky panties and boyshort panties and right along with the same color cami im a flamboyant feminine male that is bisexual and when im dressed in the panties and bra and cami’s and i love how i fill thanks

  5. Helen Dale 8 months ago

    What about brazilian briefs? (We call them knickers in the UK). They’re my favourite knickers. Does anyone else wear them?

  6. Lindsey Re 8 months ago

    For me its not panties exactly but a high cut bikini bottom, i like how it feels along with the top

  7. Stephanny 8 months ago

    I had to laugh because in my life I took my hormone treatment for nearly twenty five years and now I can wear thong panties with ease. Just because I have very little to have to hide anymore and I love being able to wear all my daisy duke shorts that drive the boys wild!

  8. Veronica Raines 9 months ago

    Very good information, and well explained.

  9. Sonia Reynolds 1 year ago

    As I mainly, who’m I kidding, Only wear panties to please myself, I have been very happy with a full high waisted style. I do however like the feel and look of the high cut leg.
    I have started to explore the many styles of ladies panties and undergarments in general with s view to making my own. I shall keep all those of you who may be interested in how I get on, with regular updates. Not to mention ask you for your advice from time to time. x

  10. Noah Andrews 2 years ago

    Since I never go out dressed externally, I like to feel my panties on my skin and be aware that I am wearing them under a suit or jeans (not uncomfortable though). Recently, I have really been into cheekinis, especially ruched. The front provides enough coverate and some have wide enough gussets for everyone to feel supported and the back cuts across my cheeks nice and tight so I can feel it when I move and the ruching adds a touch of a wedgie without discomfort. If I wore tight slacks and didn’t have a wallet in the back pocket, I’m sure I would be showing some VPL, but so comfortable and make me feel beautiful all day long as every time I walk I am reminded of wearing them.

  11. Michelle 2 years ago

    I like the full brief style and also high cut. I have some vintage Hanna, Dixie Belle panties which are very comfortable. I have also recently bought some microfibre panties and they are extremely soft but don’t hold my tuck very well.

  12. Bethany Doney 2 years ago

    I love this site so many good comments

  13. Patty Phose 2 years ago

    High Leg/High Cut worn over sheer to waist pantyhose.

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