The front panel is plain and shiny, finished with a small matching bow in the centre. The hips have pretty, stretchy, lacy panels. The rear is completely smooth and plain in the same fabric as the front. The waist and leg openings are elasticated giving a nice snug fit. The gusset is cotton and is well over 2 1/2 inches wide making these very comfortable for both men and women. This is a very smooth, shiny item of clothing made by "Supafits", which feels great against the skin and is very comfortable to wear.