Having the right cut of underwear is important in accentuating your best assets and feeling comfortable. Tanga and cheeky underwear are both cuts of underwear different from the standard bikini, but they vary in amount of coverage in the front and back. Knowing the difference will help you decide which cut is best for your body.

Tanga Underwear

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Tanga briefs are a type of thong underwear that cover both your front and back with triangular pieces of material. They provide moderate to minimal rear coverage between a bikini cut and a thong and also have wider sides. They can be a good way to transition from a traditional bikini panty to a thong. "Girlishh" says, "If you want to hide a little bit of your skin to be more modest than wearing a G-string, yet you want to look sexy in your honeymoon or in beach, then you should definitely try a Tanga."

Cheeky Underwear

Cheeky underwear are true to their name and enhance your derriere by exposing the better part of it. They have less coverage than bikinis but more than thongs or G-strings. The front and waist portion are mostly covered. According to "Girlishh," "If you don’t want to make a bold statement and want to stay a little more modest, then a Cheeky panty is best for you."

The Difference

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The main difference between Tanga and Cheeky underwear is the amount of coverage you get. Tangas tend to be more revealing at the back while Cheeky cuts are more covered up. The cut you buy will be based on how much of your rear you want to show (or hide).

Try Before You Buy

Many brands use terms like "Tanga" and "Cheeky" differently, so try on underwear before you buy. You may love a Tanga in one brand but not so much in another brand. Also, some brands even combine the terms into one "Cheeky Tanga" to represent a hybrid cut.