These are Milky White plastic panties, a semi translucent white plastic baby panty. This plastic is a strong 4 gauge and smooth with no texture. This plastic is soft and supple; very comfortable to wear. They are very reminiscent of the Gerber baby pants of the 50's. The side seams are heat welded so there can be no leaks. These comfortable baby pants are worn over cloth diapers and are just as effective as the ones that little babies wear. The legs are forward facing providing plenty of room in the bottom area for doubled night diapers. These plastic pants are quite silent when worn and are very supple. The elastic is 3/4" but doubled around the edges of the plastic preventing the irritating pricks of the plastic so common in less expensive plastic pants. They have a wide crotch to accomodate the bulk of cloth diapers. They are cut generously so they can even cover your doubled night diapers. If you find it difficult to cover your diapers you probably need a size larger rather than "extended" backs. After all wearing diapers and plastic pants isn't a style show, they are to keep your pants and bed dry.