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Check out these new leg suspenders from Stockingirl. According to the website, they work a lot like old fashioned sock garters.


I can see how these might be more convenient than a garter belt or girdle, especially during the summer months, but I’m really wondering how comfortable they are and how well they stay up.

Unfortunately, I’m not quite interested enough to conduct an experiment of my own.

5 Comments

  1. invie
    31/12/08 at 13:14

    They dont look very useful. The bands are so thin that they probably stretch quite easily. There are items like this that are made with wide lace like a normal hold up and multiple suspenders.

    The website says that they work much like old fashioned sock garters. This is true in that old fashioned sock garters were loops of elastic that hook into your socks. However the elastic was at least an inch wide and the garter went just below the knee above the calf which helps keep the garter up as your calves are thicker than just below your knee. In this case, nothing is goign to hold up that strap. To be fair it does look lovely and would probably be nice to wear at home.

  2. Treacle
    31/12/08 at 13:17

    Wow. Thanks for this comment! :-)

  3. T-Rex
    01/01/09 at 10:40

    It looks like there’s only one garter clip on each leg. Makes me skeptical.

    Did you see that Sock Dreams has longer old fashioned sock garters that fit the thighs? As well as the below the knee version that Invie mentioned. I have both if you want to check them out. I wore the below the knee version with a short skirt, but didn’t manage to rock the look like the model in the SD thumbnail. I’ll find that image for you so you can see how cute it looked.

  4. T-Rex
    01/01/09 at 10:48

    Check out the third photo, of the girl with the vertical striped socks and the high heeled oxfords. Very cute!

    http://www.sockdreams.com/weblog/2008/04/30/dreaming-of-mens-sock-garters/

  5. Treacle
    02/01/09 at 0:39

    I didn’t know Sock Dreams sold old-fashioned sock garters. I think your link was truncated though, so I’ll go look them up. I can’t wait to try those double-ended garter clips I got from them.

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