I am looking for guest bloggers to write about garters for cross-promotion.
What a pretty accessory, but where did it come from? At least traditionally, garters were meant to be worn in pairs with stockings to prevent them from falling down. But isn’t it kind of bad for circulation?
Inna, the woman who did my “history of hosiery” page, said that first stay up stockings came out around 60’s. Maybe that’s what made the garter obsolete.
There was also something online saying that there used to be tradition of a garter being brought back by the groom to show that he “did it” with the bride. Some weddings still use it. I find it kind of immodest, for sure would not want anything of this sort at my own wedding.
But do you notice that women wear these mostly without any stockings at all now? I’ve been to Can Cun and they had some young bride there walking around in a mini dress, garter, and flip flops. Can’t get funnier than this! It was in the evening, so you can’t blame the heat.
I figured I’ll post this and see if anyone would like to do a guest post on this topic.