Garters are one of those items of clothing that started as necessities and became a fashionable and sexy accessory. In the 18th century, women wore garters to keep their stockings up. Until the 20th century, they were tied just below the knee. Even men used garters to hold their socks up, something you'd be hard put to find nowadays. They started as a simple narrow piece of fabric, purely functional and of simple design. They kept up your hosiery and were a convenient place to tuck a small valuable. Those who could not afford classic corsetry used a plain ribbon or string. In the early days of the automobile, garters and stockings have been known to be used for emergency repairs. Imagine doing that nowadays! During the Prohibition, garters sometimes would hold a small flask since no lawman would dare search a lady undergarments. When elastic was invented, their use dwindled, since hose could be woven with stretchy threads and therefore hold up on their own. But garters and their cousin the suspenders were not to be defeated. Fashion and a desire to look hot for the special man in your life kept the garters in demand. Emerging in the 1960's, magazines catering to men started to show photos of women in sensual attire, often featuring garters. They are now considered very sexy, along with corsets and suspenders. They are often lacy, ruffled, and adorned with ribbons, and are especially used by brides. Undiewarehouse has a darling bridal garter with a pretty coloured ribbon and a cute rosette http://www.undiewarehouse.com.au/bassoni-lace-bridal-garter.html . If you're not getting married, or you want another design, don't worry, we have you covered with a gorgeous lace garter available in black, white, or red http://www.undiewarehouse.com.au/bassoni-lace-garter.html . It looks fabulous with our lace boy shorts. For the more daring, we also have a scrumptious little g-string. .
What about up top, you ask? Naturally, we're offering some amazing corsets to complete your hot ensemble. Check out the beautiful selection we have hand-picked for you here. . With those, you can mix and match, go for the sweet angelic look in our white brocade corset or drive him wild with our selection of cherry reds, shiny and sparkling blacks. Garters, corsets, “almost there” chemises are all making a comeback. Don't be left out, it is going to be a sexy year! Stay tuned for more on corsets in our next post.