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Lingerie Addict Video: How to Buy a Garter Belt

Kiss Me Deadly "Candy Box" Garter Belt (as seen in the video)

There's a new video up on The Lingerie Addict YouTube Channel, and it's all about garter belts (or suspender belts for my UK readers). With Mad Men, Dita von Teese, and, of course, the ongoing popularity of Bettie Page, there's more interest in garter belts now than ever before.

But not all garter belts are created equal so how can you know the difference between a good one and a not-so-good one? Just use the four tips from our latest video as your guide:

No time to watch the video? Here are the key takeaways for what to look for:

  1. A wide front panel
  2. Metal garter grips and adjusters
  3. Six garter straps
  4. Hook and eye closure in the back with at least three hooks and eyes

I hope you enjoy the video and that, if you're new to garter belts, it helps you shop for one. Ready to buy a garter belt right now? My recommended vendors are Kiss Me Deadly, What Katie Did, and Secrets in Lace (especially the Rago line). And if you have any garter belt advice of your own to share, I'd love to read it in the comments.


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.