Are there any reliable garter belts out there that won’t unclip?

April 3, 2013 under Cervin
Vegas garter belt unclipping problem

Did you know that metal clasps with high quality rubber are best for holding up stockings?

I love garter belts and stockings!  It’s so sexy, but how come I always end up wearing pantyhose instead?

The answer is that I feel that many garter belts are  constantly unclipping.  Last time I wore a garter belt for the whole day, it unclipped 9 times.  Even at some point the welt fell below the hemline as a result and I’ve heard women hissing behind me.

So I turn to the hosiery expert at Gigi’s Intimates (site no longer exists) to find some answers on how to find some sexy and reliable garter belts that won’t let me down.  Can they help?

 

Answer by Gigi’s Intimates: 

I think that garter or suspender belts used to be more of a functional piece of lingerie. So they were simple and plain as were other types of under garments.  As hold ups or thigh highs have become more prevalent, they have become less functional and more of a fashion accessory.  As the fashion trends have changed over the years matching lingerie sets have become popular, so garter belts have started to become more fashionable to become a part of the set.

Most garter belts that you find in department store are made with plastic and cheap rubber, that will just not hold onto the slick nylon and lycra.  What we have found is that metal clasps with high quality rubber hold onto the stockings very well.

Cervin Rivoli Suspender Belt by Gigi's Intimates

There are also several other reason garter, even the metal clasp garter, come unclipped.  Most women can adjust the belts too tight and put to much pressure on the stocking while standing up. When they sit down, there is no give left and they will become unclipped or even worse tear the stocking.  I have also see the fashion top stockings with thick lace are harder to clip and sometime results in “clip failure”.

The trick to having a reliable garter or suspender belt is to get a high quality belt with metal clasps and easily adjustable straps.  The six strap belts work very well and are much more comfortable for every day wear as well.  When you are putting on the clips, make sure that you tighten the adjustable straps after clipping them. Different materials need different adjustments, such as Non-stretch Nylon or Silk used in fully fashioned stockings require a little more tension than the Nylon/Lycra blends that can pull at the suspend belt.

Fantasy Stockings currently carries 2 styles of garter belts from Fiore. Vision and Vesuvio.

 

End of FantasyWetlook.com

March 13, 2013 under News
wetlook picture lauma lingerie

FantasyWetlook.Com used to be a fun blog about wetlook, but shut down due to lack of funding

Dear friends,

Some of you know that I had another blog before – FantasyWetlook.com

It just closed down 1 hour ago.

I am very sad about it, but I felt that it would be best to close it rather than to keep an inactive blog.

Fantasy Wetlook got disqualified from all major advertiser networks (ex. Google Adsense, Chitika, Izea).

Not sure how, since there was no nudity there, but it was interpreted as “not for kids” material, even though some of the articles were so innocent in their nature.

Without funding, it didn’t make sense to continue this blog.  It’s a lot of work to generate content, censor comments, and so on.

My Fantasy Wetlook Youtube and Twitter still exist though.  I am not planning on closing those down.

MORE RECENT UPDATE: My Fantasy Stockings blog, the one you are reading, got kicked out of Google Adsense as well.  Hence, for that reason I am trying to develop an active shop section.  At the moment this is the only source of funding for this blog.  Please pay a visit if you are in the market for some sexy hosiery.

Fantasy Stockings is a registered business name.

Jessica

What’s going on? My pantyhose are fading away!

July 25, 2012 under Weird

Here is the real reason to why I am wearing ‘over the knee’ socks with these pantyhose!

Rubbed off or  Stretched out?

I am really not sure what’s going on, but I am getting some thinning spots on my pantyhose from the friction with the shoe.

These are very cheap pantyhose by Gatta that I got on my trip to Poland.  It is a simple style with a lace control top and reinforced toes, but now I can only wear it out with some kind of socks.

I am surprised to see this kind of behavior because earlier I was satisfied with the quality of higher priced styles from this line.  But it turns out that with lower the quality is also lower.

At least this kind of stuff hasn’t happened to any of my other pantyhose from other lines, including cheaper ones.

 

          

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Cuban chambermaids in hosiery despite the heat – Controversy

March 20, 2012 under Practical

Every time I am in Cuba, I am surprised to see female hotel staff wear hosiery at all times despite the heat with closed toe shoes.  If I’d have that job, I probably wouldn’t be able to take it anymore and would go ahead and jump in the pool.

A model is posing in a maid outfit near the pool. Courtesy of WamInStyle team.

Just recently one of the women I know returned from Cuba and that was the first thing she mentioned to me, knowing about my hosiery obsession.

To my surprise Cuban staff wear hosiery, but not basic plain.  They all seemed to show off with a variety of patterned tights.  Not only that they wear it, they put effort to draw attention.

I also visited Dominican Republic and Mexico, but their staff go with bare legs.  Only Cuba seems to maintain such high dress code standard.

I can’t really say if I like the idea despire my love for hosiery.  To me clothes should not jeopardize one’s health.  At temperatures soaring close to 40 Celsius wearing synthetic fabrics may lead to skin irritation, fungus infection, and to additional female problems.

Once I was walking all stylish in the heat of the Middle East and the next day ended up with an excema-like rash on my skin.  Locals confirmed that this is what happens to them too if they don’t dress smartly in such heat.

Do you think that pantyhose should still be enforced in extreme heat?  I would probably suggest in summer months to wear fine fishnet stockings (no silicon lining) with a garter belt in order to both look stylish and not feel too hot.

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