For those who have been reluctant to try them, thongs will surprise with their remarkable comfort. Characterized by a v-shaped back that tapers to a narrow strip at the crotch, thongs present no rear panty lines, even under clingy clothing. To accommodate today's low-rise fashions, try a low-rise thong. The lower waistband is essential for the cut of today's jeans and skirts.
The rise is the measurement from the waistband to the first seam where the crotch of the panty starts. Briefs have an average rise of 6"". Low rise thongs and panties will have a rise of less than 5"". With no panty lines and waistbands that sit comfortably on the hips, women are finding that low-rise thongs are perfect wardrobe essentials.