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.

 

what not to wear – pantyhose and uggs or rubber boots

November 11, 2011 under Style

Michelle Trachtenberg in pantyhose and uggs

Here is an example of a horrible combination of pantyhose and rubber boots.  Oh, is she planning to clean the barn and look sexy for the cows while doing it?  I only wear rubber boots if I am going to the forest or to the stables.

hunter rubber boots

To my surprise I took this photo at a fashion show, not at the cowshed. Pantyhose and rubber boots combo.

I love pantyhose, but I believe that it should be worn in harmony with other garments.  Therefore, in some cases it’s better not to wear it rather than to look stupid.

Another one of my most disliked combinations is pantyhose and ugg boots.  One of the local bloggers in Vancouver even created an article about how much she dislikes the ugg fashion.  She has quite a number of people that agree!

I remembered another horror combination, but I couldn’t take a picture because I was actually at work at the time.  There was a woman wearing 40 den pantyhose  and men’s flat sports sandals.

summer fashion faux pas

Vanessa Hudgens is wearing Uggs even in the summer, without hosiery or socks.

But let’s also not forget that in July sometimes there are women going around in Uggs or winter boots with bare legs.  Let’s say, like on the photo here Vanessa Hughes, actress and singer, comes off her tour bus in Uggs and a summer outfit.

Isn’t it time for some common sense?  Here is another example of bright pink pantyhose and uggs spotted in Vancouver by a local blogger, Side Walk Runway.

It is not unusual that Vancouver got ranked as one of world’s top worst dressed cities because of its love for yoga pants.

But I’d personally add more items to that list that make Vancouver locals so sloppy when it comes to keeping up their look.

granada by Fiore pantyhose 2 with wellington rubber boots granada by Fiore pantyhose 3 with wellington rubber boots granada by Fiore pantyhose 4 with wellington rubber hunter boots granada by Fiore pantyhose

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