The woman's boxer brief is larger and roomier than the boyshort. They have 2 functional snap buttons which allow them to open a little as well as 2 functional side pockets. The Foxers Boxer Brief is available with lace leg trim or as a boyleg for that tomboy style. Customers commonly tell us they use these as lounge shorts, sleep shorts, and underwear. Try them under a skirt or costume that has no pockets and you'll thank us.