Boy shorts, also known as boy short panties, boys' cut, booty shorts, shorties or boyleg briefs are a sort of lingerie that goes all the way down the hips. They are a relatively new, but increasingly popular style of lingerie among women and are named for their similarity in looks to men's shorts. Boy shorts often cover most of the buttocks area, but this is not always the case with thong-back lingerie also widely available. Boy shorts are a popular choice since most of them may avoid displaying a prominent visible panty line provided they don’t ride up, and yet are a modest and comfortable alternative to thongs and conventional panties. They are also popularly teamed-up with a camisole and worn as loungewear. Cotton-spandex blends and lace are the most popular materials for boyshorts.
The term boyshorts can also refer to bathing suit bottoms in the same style.