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Something Old Yet Completely New

Written By: Heather Crook

We all know times have changed. Something used in the 1960s could be used now for a completely different purpose. In the earlier times, a garter was positioned right below the knee to hold the stocking. It would also be used to secure money or other personal items. Typically, they are very popular when it comes to bridal wear. In this day and age we see them in many different colors, designs, and worn on many different occasions.

Do not always expect white lace and brides. Prom garters have become very popular as well. Being targeted for those of younger ages, they come in fun and flirty designs. Polkadots are very popular; along with the sexy leopard design which never seems to go out of style. During homecoming, a garter can be customized with special school colors and can be worn by the homecoming queen.

Custom-made designs can be made for originality or even have writing on them to remember a special event. A bride can personalize this possession with her and the the groom’s name and the date of their special day to add sentiment. Cute keepsake boxes are even sold along with some for safekeeping.

Garters can turn a simple slip into something more intimate when worn with stockings and clips. The belts can add extra length to your legs. And since they come in an assorted variety, get some to complement your personal sense of style and different themes to accompany your different moods. Dress up as a nurse and add one with a red cross and a little white. If you are in the mood to go over the top, there are garters made with bells.

A garter can add that extra oomph to your look. It can help you reach the look you are going for. Whether sexy, fun, flirty, or classy, finding one to suit your own particular taste can be fun and surprising. You will be surprised when you realize that there is a lot more to something that once was used for a single purpose – to hold a pair of stockings up.