If you have a daring soul, there is no better swimsuit for you than thong bikinis. Although thongs have a long history starting hundreds of years ago, the modern thong has only been a popular article of clothing for women in the United States since the 1990s. Some people mistakenly think the terms g-string and thong are interchangeable but a g-string is actually a style of thong with a specific configuration. So how do you know which thong is which?
Almost all thongs have a similar front side that is low-rise but covers the pubic area. However, the sides and back can vary slightly by design. A g-string generally has thin string sides and a thin backside that is joined by a small piece of fabric at the top. This fabric usually does not offer a lot of coverage, but is there more for adding detail to the minimal backside. A t-back thong has a similar configuration, although sometimes the strings or straps themselves are slightly thicker. The backside of a t-back has the same cut but will be missing the small piece of fabric at the top. Both designs offer the same minimal coverage that thong lovers want, but with a slightly different twist.
Other styles of thong bikinis are emerging with each swimsuit season. Scrunch thongs offer a nice alternative with a bit more fabric in the back. The backside is v-shaped with a center puckered or scrunched stitch that allows the fabric to follow the contour of your cheeks. This design gives the feeling of a bit more coverage at the top of the backside while maintaining that classic thong look at the bottom. There are other designs that have even more coverage with a strip of fabric all the way across the top of the butt and a narrow thong bottom.
With so many choices out there these days, shopping for thong bikinis can be even more fun. Don’t assume you know which designs are out there. Each season, something new comes on the scene. Be the first to hit the beach in the latest thong fashion to be the first to establish a trend in your area.