An absorbent article includes a chassis defining front and rear waist
regions, an absorbent panel laid on the inner surface of the chassis and
a decorative element adapted to be seen through the chassis and
interposed between an intermediate zone of the chassis and the absorbent
panel. An optical transmittance exhibited by the intermediate zone of the
chassis in which the decorative element is laid is higher than an optical
transmittance exhibited by opposite lateral zones of the chassis.