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“Hello! I am trying to find panties for my girlfriend, but I don’t have the vocabulary, so I figured I’d ask an expert. Is there a term for panties which have a shape cut out from the back, or fancy ties of bows and straps in the back (also framing shapes)?
She loves stuff like the blue-green Toad Lillie [Editor's Note, October 2014: this shop has closed] panties you’ve posted. Do you have any similar suggestions? Thanks for any pointers you can give!”
Great question! Panties with open backs are called ouvert knickers (“ouvert” is French for open), and they’re really popular right now. Below are a few more knickers in that style; click the image to be taken directly to the shop.