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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?
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.
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.
Master has been into stockings lately. dievca has been working them with a garter belt, no garter belt (stay-ups), chemise, slip, soft corset. etc. Is your Sir or Madame into a certain presenation mode? XO
Feeling the presentation
and a Smile.
An Excellent Presentation Outfit
for your Sir or Madame.
upon Master’s return.
Master loves garter belts and stockings. dievca has avoided wearing panties in that role because the few times she did, she put the panties under the garter belt for looks and then everything has to come off for access. Seeing the photo above….she’s been doing it wrong!
Here’s what the internet said:
Panties on top if you’re wearing them for functional reasons (to suspend your stockings). Panties beneath if you are wearing them just to look sexy. If you want to actually HAVE sex in the garter belt and stockings, panties on top. I’ve always worn my garter belts over my panties because it looks better.
I believe in the garter belt and stockings. I read some statistics, and it’s the most requested lingerie article that prostitutes hear.
Another tip I always say when wearing garter belts, you wear your underwear over your garter belt for easy access. I believe in wearing lingerie because we love it, I don’t believe in putting it on for a man. I believe that we wear it for us, and if someone is lucky enough to be in our presence and experience that, so be it. But the ultimate seductress is one who realizes in everyday practice the cultivation of your sensuality, and how it radiates to other people. That’s what makes others want to be around you.
~ Dita von Teese
Aha! An old dog has just learned a new trick. How about you? XO
“Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
With a bit of peek-a-boo.
A look dievca will be emulating for Master.
dievca doesn’t see those heels making it through the 73rd edition of the Spanish Grand Tour.
But those stockings? They will stop traffic.
Something to consider when choosing your lingerie.
dievca met up with Master and at his request had stockings on.
she chose to wear her Wolford black stay-ups.
Bad choice for the activities…
As vigorous action occurred while standing up and facing the Cityscape – dievca had a 1920’s rolled stocking moment. Master didn’t want her to take the stockings off, so it got worse and worse.
If the moment had been planned for…ok. dievca would have set a flapper’s theme and maybe used the rolled stocking elastics to help. You can buy them on etsy.
No such luck, the stockings rolled and sagged to her ankles.
dievca should have used a Garter Belt.
Garter/Garter belt/Suspender belt (British),
a belt with attached garters or fasteners,
worn as an undergarment to hold up stockings.
Next time, dievca will plan better and use a Garter Belt if the activities are going to be standing up and more vigorous.
Plus, with her corset, she would have looked like this (below) -Ciao Bella~
Retro 1950’s Cuban Heel Stockings
“Got your 6”
Seamed stockings are completely intriguing.
Add a stitched Cuban Heel and we are off to the races.
You can wear them in nude as a subtle hint of sexiness or wear them in black to make a statement.
Wear them any way you want, but wear them.
Bringing Sexy Back
Your Master will be appreciative.
dievca knows. “Wink wink nudge nudge. Say no more, say no more.”
From Oct. 8th, 2013
In modern usage, ‘stocking’ specifically refers to the form of women’s hosiery configured as two pieces, one for each leg (except for American and Australian English, where the term can also be a synonym for pantyhose). The term hold-ups and thigh-highs refers to stockings that stay up by the use of built-in elastic, while the word stockings is the general term or refers to the kind of stockings that need a suspender belt (garter belt, in American English), and are quite distinct from tights or pantyhose (American English).
Other terms used with stockings include:
Types of Legwear:
- Hold-ups (British English) or Stay-ups: Stockings that are held up by sewn-in elasticized bands (quite often a wide lace top band). In the US they are called thigh-highs.
- Thigh-Highs: Stockings that end somewhere in the mid-thigh.
- Suspender belt (British English) or Garter belt (American English): a belt with straps to keep stockings (not hold-ups) on place: usually they have 4 straps, but may have also 6 or 8.
- Garters: Are the least common means of support. A garter is slipped over the top of the stocking to hold the stocking by essentially clamping it to the leg.
- Pantyhose: (called Tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries) are sheer, close-fitting legwear covering the wearer’s body from the waist to the feet. In the United States – thicker pantyhose are called “tights”.
Type of Knit:
- Denier: The lower the denier number the more sheer the garment. Stockings knitted with a higher denier tend to be less sheer but more durable.
- Opaque: Stockings made of yarn which give them a heavier appearance. Usually 40 denier or greater.
- Sheers: Stockings generally of a 15 to 20 denier.
- Ultra sheer: A fine denier fiber which gives the greatest in sheerness. Usually 10 denier.
- Matte: Stockings which have a dull or non-lustre finish.
- Fishnet: Knitted stockings with a very wide open knit resembling fish scales, graphic and flattering.
- Fencenet: Similar to fishnets, but with a much wider pattern. These are sometimes worn over another pair of stockings or pantyhose, such as matte or opaque, with a contrasting colour. Sometimes referred to as whalenets.
Type of Fashioning:
- Full Fashioned: Fully fashioned stockings are knitted flat, the material is then cut and the two sides are then united by a seam up the back. Fully fashioned stockings were the most popular style until the 1960s.
- Seamed: Stockings manufactured in the old Full-Fashioned way with a seam running up the back of the leg. In the past they were manufactured by cutting the fabric and then sewing it together. Today stockings are generally fully knitted and a fake or mock seam is added up the back for a particular fashion look. Some brands also produce seamed hold-ups.
- Seamless: Stockings knit in one operation on circular machines (one continuous operation) so that no seaming is required up the back
- Mock seam: A false seam sewn into the back of a seamless stocking.
- Welt: A fabric knitted separately and machine-sewn to the top of a stocking. Knit in a heavier denier yarn and folded double to give strength for supporter fastening.
Type of Foot/Heel Fashioning:
- Demi-toe: Stockings which have a reinforced toe with half the coverage on top as on the bottom. This results in a reinforcement that covers only the tip of the toes as opposed to the whole toe. These can be with or without a reinforced heel..
- Open-toed: Stockings that stop at the base of the toe with a piece that goes between the first and second toes to hold them down. They can be worn with some open-toed shoes, especially to show off pedicured toes.
- Sandalfoot: Stockings with a nude toe, meaning no heavier yarn in the toe than is in the leg. They are conceived to be worn with sandal or open-toe shoes.
- Nude Heel: Stockings without reinforcement in the heel area.
- Point heel: in a Fully Fashioned stocking it is a heel in which the reinforced part ends in a triangle shape.
- Cuban heel: A stocking with a heel made with folded over and sewn reinforcement.
- RHT: Abbreviation of reinforced heel and toe.
Styling of Pantyhose (Tights):
- Control-top: pantyhose intended to boost a slimmer figure, has a reinforced panty. There may be visible panty lines when wearing high-cut skirts or shorts.
- Sheer-to-waist: Pantyhose that is sheer throughout, with the panty part being the same thickness and color as the leg part, and are designed for use with high-slit gowns, miniskirts, hot pants, or lingerie. Often sheer-to-waist pantyhose will be reinforced along and on either side of the seam in the middle of the panty.
- Open-crotch: sometimes known as crotchless pantyhose, do not have a gusset. Instead, there is an opening is in place for hygienic reasons or sexual-fetishism activities.
Stockings and Pantyhose in ALL forms are sexy — yes, even the control top (uhh, something like Bridget Jones Diary panties?). Whether you are wearing the Hold-ups, Crotchless or Seemed stockings— the hose will finish your look and make for an interesting opening process for your Sir or Madam.
BTW — all the different options allow dievca to offer more diversity for Master.
In the words of Martha Stewart: ‘It’s a good thing’. XO