Garter belts for every occasion
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Is there a way to wear stockings in everyday life without feeling uncomfortable? This is a question a receive quite often from my lovely readers. The answer: Yes! Wearing comfort depends mostly on the perfect garter belt, since there is barely anything that’s more awkward than slipping nylons. To prevent you from this experience, I show you the best garter belts for any occasion.
What to keep in Mind when searching for Garter Belts
A well-fitting, comfortable, and high-quality garter belt is a must for every stocking-wearer. Because as we all know, there is nothing worse than slippery stockings. You don’t even need a lot of garters. Invest in one or two that really fit, that’s enough. Here are some things you should keep in mind when searching for one:
- I personally prefer garter belts with at least three garters on each side. This gives me more security, makes sure my nylon stockings stay in place, which is especially helpful if you wear seamed ones. But of course two garters on each side can work as well. In this case, it makes sense to experiment a bit to find out what make you feel good.
- Your garter belt should be comfortable, but tight enough to not slip down. So make sure you can move and everything stays in place. Very thin and small garter belts, by the way, are usually not very reliable and more a decorative garment for the bedroom. 😉
- If you want to wear stockings underneath tight dresses or skirts, make sure your garter belt is made of a thin fabric and quite discreet.
1. The discreet Lolita Garter Belt by Secrets in Lace
Especially on long and busy days, I prefer garter belts which are reliable but still very comfy to wear. A wonderful example is “Lolita” by Secrets in Lace. Three straps on every side make sure that everything stays in place. Moreover, they are quite invisible even under pencil skirts. Only underneath very thin fabrics they might be showing.
This garter belt also looks super lovely and seductive: nylon net and soft satin really is a beautiful combination. This model is available at the Secrets in Lace Europe online shop in different colours and up to size 3X.
2. The Sophisticated Garter Belt by Secrets in Lace
Under fitted pencil dress or skirts I like to wear garter belt which help me to achieve an hourglass silhouette. The “Sophisticated Garter Belt” by Secrets in Lace is perfect for a polished silhouette but still comfy. The light boning in combination with sheer fabric looks lovely and helps to keep everything in shape.
For an even better shape effect I recommend the matching “Sophisticated Longline Bra“, which I already showed you here. Due to the six straps the garter belt is reliable as well. Definitely a very glamorous way to wear shape-wear.
3. Romantic Garter Belts for special Occasions
I normally buy the matching garter belt to every lingerie set. This is why I also own a lot of cheerful models. However, I normally don’t wear them in everyday life. Some of them are simply not reliable, others are showing in combinatin with my beloved fitted garments. Though, they are perfect for some variety. A wonderful example is the authentic retro “Ruffle Trim Garter Belt” by Secrets in Lace. I also own some modern designs by Agent Provocateur and Maison Close, but they aren’t my favourites for day-to-day life.
Another brand I can recommend is von Follies by Dita von Teese. If someone knows how to make beautiful and reliable garters, then it’s Dita. You will find her matching signature stockings here, by the way.
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In this blog post, I show you a lot of beautiful matching stockings.
PS: Gorgeous underwear is always a wonderful gift idea. Did you know that Secrets in Lace also offers pretty gift boxes?
*The Lolita and Sophisticated garter belts were gifted to me from Secrets in Lace Europe.