Garters and Garter Belts: Everything You Need to Know

September 29, 2022

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Garters and garter belts are extremely fun lingerie accessories, so it's no wonder you'll find them all over LingerieDiva.com.

You can buy them either as part of your lingerie or as part of your Halloween costume!

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But do you know when people started wearing garters and garter belts? (And why?)

You might be familiar with garters from the garter toss tradition at weddings, but if your knowledge on the garment doesn't extend much further than that, settle in for your cheat sheet on garters and garter belts.

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A Short History of Garters & Garter Belts

Garter History

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In the most basic terms, a garter is defined to be a narrow piece of fabric worn around the leg to keep stockings up on your legs.

As you might imagine, back in the 18th and 19th centuries, elastic was not yet invented, the garters of the old days are not quite the same as our sexy little accessories.

In these times, both men and women tied garters just below their knees, at the lower leg's thinnest part, to keep their stockings from falling down. Of course, elastic has since been invented, and that's where you see our fashionable garters coming into play.

 

Garter Belt History

Garters and Garter Belts: Everything You Need to Know

Garter belts, otherwise known as suspenders or suspender belts outside of the States, were traditionally used a way to hold up your pantyhose or tights.

Garter belts consist of two stretchy strips of fabric about two to three inches long that clip to a piece of material wrapped around your waist.

In the 20th and 21st century, the hosiery of choice turned to pantyhose and tights, introducing the garter belt trend so that these belts could accommodate the hosiery.

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Shop Sexy Garter Belt Styles

Garters and garter belts aregorgeous lingerie accessories that can come in a variety of styles, making it easy to find a design that suits your personality.

No matter if you're into high-waisted looks or prefer a peekaboo style, you're bound to get googly-eyed over a style or two.

1. Floral Passion Bra, Thong & Garter Belt Set

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How do you rock high-waisted lingerie that will excite your man just as much as you? Sexy mesh is the answer to feeling confident in your lingerie while not feeling totally covered-up. Plus, with garter belts, it's all about the details.

The gorgeous floral embroidery and delicate edges are two perfect details that make this three-piece set an extra-pretty pick.

Including a matching bra, thong and garter belt, this set was designed in-house, so you won't find it anywhere else!

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2. Wishful Thinking Fishnet Bra, Panty & Garter Set

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We're obsessing over the fishnet, straps, and bondage vibes from this sexy garter belt set.

Another exclusive design, this set includes the neck choker alond with the detachable garter belt, thong, and underwire bra. The gold ring details are a classy touch!

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3. Love & Lycra Garter Skirt

Garters and Garter Belts: Everything You Need to Know

Have you been a bad girl lately? Enter into your playful punishment with this kink-approved leather-and-lace garter skirt.

Another Velvet Kitten original design, this set includes both the garter skirt and a matching G-string.

This edgy garter skirt features shiny hook-and-eye closures at the back, adding even more fun to the bedroom.

If you've been thinking about doing some role play, this is a hot way to initiate it. Just saying.

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4. Fancy Floral Garter Bodystocking

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Prefer an all-in-one solution? Bodystockings are available in a variety of styles—you can even get a built-in garter belt!

We love how flexible these pieces are. They are a modern way to try garter belts and show off your stylish taste, too!

With the stockings attached, technically this is a faux garter belt, but it gives you a taste all the same!

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5. Men's White Lace G-String Garter Short

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Another exclusive to Lingerie Diva, these lace Garter Shorts pack a big punch.

Men can get the garter belt look with this sexy g-string made to impress.

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Related: All Questions Answered About Men's Lingerie →

 

Still haven't found the perfect garter belt for your lingerie collection?

Not to worry! Like we said, there are plenty of garter belt styles to choose from...

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