Garter, Garter Belt, Garter Skirt

Initionally, Garters were use to hold up hose or socks.  The advent of elastic dimished the usage of Garters in real life, but you still see limited usage at Weddings. Why?

gartertoss

Traditionally, the witnesses would accompany a newly wed couple to the bridal chambers to ensure consummation. The wedding garter being retrieved from the bride served as proof to other guests that the deed was done, and the garter was then tossed into the sea of people.

Symbolically, the garter was thought to influence fertility. It also symbolized marriage consummation and future children for the couple. Because of this, the garter was fiercely sought after at weddings. It was an honor to detach the garter from the bride and was believed that the luck of the wedding couple would pass on to the guest who obtained the garter.

Garter Belts (or Suspender Belts): a belt with attached garters or fasteners, worn as an undergarment to hold up stockings.

Lovesick Garterbelt

Which brings us to the newer term-

Garter Skirt: (a dievca and Master favorite) A wider garter belt acting as a short skirt or mini skrt which can attach stockings.  Allows for bottom coverage with easy access – a flattering, sassy way to Present.

Lace skirt with garters attached



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