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Where to Buy the Best Garter Belts

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Today's Ask the Addict question comes from a Tumblr follower, who asks:

Where can I buy a good garter belt?

That's a great question, especially since garter belts are not only back in fashion but surprisingly hard to find in the average lingerie boutique or department store. If you're brand new to the world of garter belts, you may also want to take look at this article - How to Buy a Garter Belt.

Essentially, a good garter belt has at least six garter straps, uses both metal adjusters and metal garter clips, and has several rows of hook-and-eye closures at the back (the same clasps that are on a traditional bra) - though some styles are pull-on without closures or fasteners.

A good quality quarter belt is also fairly wide (at least the width of your hand at its widest point, if not more). For everyday or long-term wear, materials like satin and powermesh tend to be most comfortable.

The vast majority of garter belts I own and wear come from two brands in particular: What Katie Did and Kiss Me Deadly. Two specific styles I recommend are the What Katie Did's Maitresse Garter Belt and the Kiss Me Deadly Van Doren Suspender Belt. Both of these styles are also available in peach and white, respectively.

Dita Von Teese Lingerie

If those styles aren't quite to your liking, try Dita Von Teese Lingerie for a slightly more contemporary take on the traditional six-strap garter belt. If you're sized out of those brands, take a look at Rago Shapewear for plus size, six-strap garter belts up to a 42" waist.

Ready to buy stockings? You can't go wrong with StockingsHQ. They have one of the best selections online (including plus and tall sizes), as well as excellent customer service.

Happy shopping!

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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.