How to Buy a Garter Belt

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I live in Canada and have been surfing the net trying to find a functional garter belt. It looks the the UK is the best source for online garter shopping. I’m wondering if you can give me an idea of the cost of duty and taxes to purchase a Maitresse narrow suspender belt from WKD.
The wide garter belt gives the garter straps something firm to hang on to and provides countertension against gravity. Adjustability is important because garter belts which are too large or too small do a poorer job of supporting the garter straps which anchor the hose.
I live in Canada and have been surfing the net trying to find a functional garter belt. It looks the the UK is the best source for online garter shopping. I’m wondering if you can give me an idea of the cost of duty and taxes to purchase a Maitresse narrow suspender belt from WKD.
I live in Canada and have been surfing the net trying to find a functional garter belt. It looks the the UK is the best source for online garter shopping. I’m wondering if you can give me an idea of the cost of duty and taxes to purchase a Maitresse narrow suspender belt from WKD.
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The wide garter belt gives the garter straps something firm to hang on to and provides countertension against gravity. Adjustability is important because garter belts which are too large or too small do a poorer job of supporting the garter straps which anchor the hose.

Plastic ones look pretty and are just fine for sexytimes, but they won't hold up under regular wear. Garter belt models in the U. They look nice that way. My European friends who regularly wear garter belts will fasten the straps so that they are underneath the panty, so that you can easily use the restroom, etc. If you are going to be wearing these all the time, that's something to consider.

Of course, you can always just go without any panties at all, and solve the problem that way, too. I'm not plus sized, but I am a leggy, tall girl 5'9". I almost always order pantyhose a size up to get them to work with my height. Not good for a shorter skirt. Surprisingly, Victoria's Secret's store brands used to be the best bet for me for longer length stockings. If you look around you can still find Scantihose, not the new kind by Charnos, but the originals from the 80s.

These had hooks instead of nibs, and the top of each stocking had a corresponding eye for each hook. Only one garter on each side. I meant to say, if you look around on eBay. They're no longer manufactured in their original form. They just had a huge sale; I'm guessing that's why they've run out of some things. I asked a related question a while back. I have had great results with the Vermont Country Store garter belt since. While we're at it, LG is also great for all the freaky foundation garments you thought went our in the 60s but, lo and behold, are still in production panty girdles, anyone?

I am a plus sized dame and have had good luck getting thigh high stockings from Sock Dreams and from Torrid. I just can't imagine a scenario where the alligator clips wouldn't wreck your stockings. Mouse—Take a look at the "boutiques" page. In a tighter fitting skirt or dress, how do you keep panty lines from showing? Depending on your knickers, you may or may not get panty lines, but the tighter the garment, the more likely something is going to show.

In your post regarding stockings, I'd like to request a discussion about the placement of the panties. I'm wondering about your take on the over or under the straps issue. This is possibly a topic for a single post.

Thank you so much for this article! I have often wanted to wear them on a daily basis, especially in the warmer months for comfort , but have always had problems with fit and the stockings staying up properly during extended wear. Fit has always been a problem and now I know what to look for. The biggest problem I've had was that the stocking would roll down on the sides and twist, and eventually the whole flimsy belt would start trying to slide down to follow them.

Now I know that it is NOT my fault or that my body is just 'not right' for these lovely things. Now all I need is to find some of the good ones! I have never seen any like the ones you describe for sale in retail stores. Treacle — have you ever seen a garter belt that has alligator style clips, rather than the typical hook and bump type mechanism? I've seen a few like this and I imagine they'd stay put very well, but I'm also worried they'd tear up the tops of my stockings, and I wondered if you had any experience.

I've worn stay-ups with a garter belt for appearances' sake in the bedroom but for actual long-term wear they bunch and wriggle and pinch.

I wear mine with fishnet hose, more for the aesthetic than practicality. But then, I also wear underpants on the outside of stockings for coverage. I realize this question is coming along time after the post but I have a question. If you wanted to wear a four strap garter belt outside of the bedroom would it be possible to wear it with thigh-high pantyhose instead of stockings? So that way they would fall down, just a thought.

You're so correct about the importance of fit. I only miss a comments about metal versus plastic clasps or clips, whatever they are called in proper English. I learned that metal clasps are better because the plastic ones tend to break more easily after a few washes, when the husband is a bit clumsy or too enthousiastic, etc. Me too, when I first started buying garter belts. Then I realized that cheap is as cheap does and if I wanted my stockings to stop drooping around my ankles by the end of the night, I needed to get a nice garter belt.

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These garter belts or suspender belts as these chaps call them are exquisitely crafted, very nicely finished and incredibly comfy so as to be worn in a daily, all-day-long basis. Currently, I own six pieces of thie beautiful type and, surely, I consider them a real treasure in my lingerie collection.

I agree that a good garter belt has at least six garter straps, metal adjusters and metal garter clips. The 4 strap belts are non functional and purely for looks. Can you tell me if there is any big difference between the two? When you get into 8 or 10! I own both narrow and deep WKD suspender belts, and I find they both work very well.

I have yet to try a KMD garter belt, or anything for that matter, but very much look forward to. Thank goodness WKD ships here, and fast too! Totally second all those recommendations. StockingsHQ is also my go to for stockings. The Candy in particular catches my eye though there are at least 3 others that I want http: Do you know of any functional belts that are lower?

The reason garter belts sit at your waist and not your hips is because then your hips can provide a natural stopping point if the belt starts to slip during the day. It is pretty wide and also meant to be a waist cincher, which works for me as it stays where it supposed to without creeping down like other garter belts.

Also, the stockings the model is wearing are holdups…which is just a no-no for garters the thick silicone warps the clasps. I agree that six straps are certainly preferable. I have used the seen above piece few times already, with ordinary holdups-free stockings, and had no problems.

Thanks so much for the review. The Kiss Me Deadly one is great. A good garter belt needs to be wide so it can sit at your waist and not budge and also so that it can accommodate a series of hook-and-eye closures for adjusting. In terms of personal preference, I prefer narrower suspender belts over deeper ones when I want tummy coverage, I usually just wear a girdle but there a tons of people for whom the inverse preference is true.

My lovely boyfriend washed my garter and its ruined the elastic hold bits that hold the stockings up. Could I get replacements from somewhere or would it just be better to replace the entire garter belt altogether?? Alexis4U sells replacement garter grips and straps. Your email address will not be published. Site layout and design by Jason Moore. Enter your email address for a sample chapter of my new book, In Intimate Detail: We use this field to detect spam bots.

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Maybe actual garter belts are more dated than I thought, and maybe the people that do wear them are strictly going for function. Then I found Secrets in Lace. The have all sorts of belts, many of them very pretty, and all of them totally functional. The Shape Salon shows functional and pretty garter belts, girdles, panty girdles and waist cinchers. The Salons at Secrets In Lace have Faux Vintage Lingerie that will help you Keep the Romance Alive! I live in Canada and have been surfing the net trying to find a functional garter belt. It looks the the UK is the best source for online garter shopping. I’m wondering if you can give me an idea of the cost of duty and taxes to purchase a Maitresse narrow suspender belt from WKD.