Collection: Silk French Knickers & Tap Pants

Silk tap pants in multiple different colours with different lace and button details

Custom Colours

Looking for something different? We can custom make many other colours, from classic black silk with black lace, right through to a rainbow of shades! Just contact us to order.


French Knickers FAQ

Silk satin french knickers in black and cream silk with black lace

Are French knickers and tap pants the same thing?

"Tap pants" is often used more in the US, and "French knickers" in the UK. Both mean a beautifully floaty, vintage-inspired cut of brief, usually in a high-waisted shorts style.

What are your French knickers made from?

Ours are always made in silk satin, with a touch of elastane to add modern comfort to the vintage cut. Delicate lace adds a beautiful finishing touch, but we can also make them totally plain if you prefer - just contact us for a custom option.

Do I wear other knickers underneath?

We think they make a perfect knicker just as they are - though they are a looser cut than many modern briefs, they aren't designed to need anything else underneath.

What do I wear them with?

The shape of tap pants and French knickers makes them best suited under looser fitting and flared dresses and skirts. They're ideal under a sundress on a hot summers day for something cooler and breathable, and also make a good option for more coverage if you're wearing a dress and cycling or swing dancing! Aside from wearing out, they also make cute and fancy loungewear at home, paired with a robe or cosy sweater.

Can I get matching bras or lingerie?

Yes definitely! We make matching bras for DD+ sizes, which are all listed on the product page for that pair of knickers, as well as garter belts and sometimes robes. We can also offer custom bralette options for smaller sizes, just contact us to order.

Our beautifully vintage inspired selection of silk satin French knickers (or silk tap pants, for our dear American friends!) is perfect not only for bringing a dash of retro glamour to your lingerie drawer, but also for the wonderfully practical purposes of something breezy to wear in the summer months.

With authentic high waist styling and silk button and loop fastening, we make them from silk satin with a touch of elastane for stretch, for modern day comfort alongside vintage styling.

The soft cream silk of the Eleanor Almond also makes the perfect choice under a wedding dress if you've already got bust support in the gown, with the added bonus of being able to be enjoyed long after the big day. 

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