Keep Your Stockings Securely in Place With One Of Our 6 Strap Garter Belts
New to wearing stockings? Take it from us, it's all about the Garter Belt. A great fitting Garter Belt makes all the difference when it comes to wearing stockings: you'll hardly know you're wearing them! Our three top tips are: 1 - Wear your Garter Belt on your waist, not your hips. 2 - Make sure your Garter Belt has metal clips. 3 - 6 Garter Straps are better than 4 when it comes to wearing Fully Fashioned (or Seamed) Stockings.
How To Wear Your Garter Belt
Garter Belts are now often seen as boudoir wear - something that isn't going to be worn for very long! Often you'll see Garter Belts worn at hip level which means that they slide down over time. Our Garter Belts have been designed with both comfort and style in mind. Just like their vintage counterparts, our Garter Belts are designed to be worn on the waist; the narrowest point of the body; with your hips and bottom helping prevent slippage. In addition our Garter Belts are quite wide, just like they wear in the 1950s, this again helps keep the belt in place and also ensures you have a smooth line under clothing. Make sure your Garter Belt fits firmly: you don't want it sliding down.
The Importance of Having Metal Clips on Your Garter Belt
All of our Garter Belts feature metal suspender clips. What's more, these clips are slightly larger than those you'll find on high street brands which make them easier to attach to your stockings as well as ensuring they're attached firmly. Many high street Garter Belts use sliding adjusters which often slip during wear whereas our Garter Belts feature strong adjusters which click into place meaning once in position, your stockings stay in position.
Why Do I Need A 6 Strap Garter Belt?
In the 1950s most Garter Belts only had 4 straps and women coped perfectly well, however, there's always room for a little improvement! Most of our Garter Belts feature 6 straps. The additional 2 straps help keep seamed stockings in place and are particularly useful when wearing 100% non stretch nylon Fully Fashioned Stockings. While it is possible to find Garter Belts with 6, 8, 10 or even 12 straps, the extra straps are purely for aesthetic and don't really keep your stockings any straighter than a 6 strap belt.
Our Best Selling 6 Strap Garter Belt
Our Maitresse 6 Strap Garter Belt was the first Garter Belt we designed way back in 2004, and it remains our best selling belt today. It features the 6 garter straps we're so fond of, and is made of a classic mix of satin and stretchy powermesh. The powermesh stretches with your body ensuring a perfect, and comfortable fit all day. If you're purchasing your first Garter Belt it's the belt we recommend, but don't just take our word for it - check out our customer reviews (we swear we haven't bribed them!)