Garter Belts, Panties, Donning and Doffing
Now that we’ve talked about fully fashioned back seamed stockings in Part 1, it’s time to talk about garters and garter belts. Your authentic stockings should be made from 100% non-stretch nylon which means they have no elasticity. So you’ll also need to wear something to hold them up, otherwise they will slide right down. Garters and garter belts are the solution.
There is what seems like an endless variety of garter belts to choose from, but most are not substantial enough to wear outside the bedroom. The belt should be made from a sturdy material with minimal stretch. And the garter grips should be made from metal—not plastic. A quality belt will have satin ribbons covering the grips to create a smooth surface beneath clothing.
Choose a belt with at least six garters (three on each side) as just four can still give the sensation that your stockings are falling. For an even more secure fit try eight. Vintage inspired belts are the best if for no other reason than they are made to be paired with vintage non-stretch nylons.