My Favorite Garter Belt
They say you never get over your first love and, in my case, when it comes to garter belts, that has been absolutely true. My all-time favorite piece of lingerie is still my Retro Lingerie vintage reproduction black satin/white lace six garter belt from Babygirl Boutique.
It’s a really well-made belt and every part is incredibly soft to the touch, including the lace panel and the straps. The garters are very sturdy and the metal clasps stay closed all day long. Before I bought this, I had the misperception that garter belts and stockings would be uncomfortable, but the reality was that a softly-constructed properly-fitting belt, with the appropriate number of straps and metal clasps was exactly what I needed to happily make the transition from pantyhose to stockings without blinking. So, I love this garter belt, because it’s comfortable, pretty and it makes me feel like a glamorous pin-up girl, but I love it most of all because it was the tornado that blew my house into Oz and changed my outlook on getting dressed forever.
This is also truly a garter belt for everyone. It comes in seven sizes from Small (for a 24″-26″ waist) to 4X (for a 40″-42″ waist). Many plus-sized women feel that stockings are “not for me,” and with pretty belts like this on the market and lots of beautiful plus-sized stockings, there’s no reason for any woman not to join in the stocking party. From personal experience, I can say that I think this belt also runs a tad big and the material has a bunch of stretch, so if one needed to push the boundaries of the fit a little, I suspect one could get away with that.
Babygirl Boutique has recently put this belt on sale from $48 to $39.95 and it comes in white satin/white lace, red satin/black lace, pink satin/black lace, black satin/black lace and the aforementioned black and white. I think it may actually be time for me to pick up another one. My shopping suggestion is that if you are on the fence about two sizes, go for the smaller of the two, because the cut is true-to-generous.