What Is a Garter Used For?

Answer The garter dates back to as early as King Arthur and is a piece of elastic that is generally a few inches thick. To make it more decorative, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a ribbon or ... Read More »

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What leg does the bridal garter go on?

The bridal garter can go on either leg. If one leg has a marking or tattoo that makes you feel uncomfortable and don't want seen in pictures, it is probably best to wear the garter on the other leg... Read More »

What leg does the wedding garter go on?

It is a wedding tradition for the bride to wear a keepsake garter and a throwaway garter on her right thigh, just above the knee. During the wedding reception, the groom removes the throwaway garte... Read More »

What does the wedding garter symbolize?

In the United States, a traditional bride wears two garters. The top garter should be blue to represent purity and faithfulness. The second garter is white or ivory, which represents virginity.Sour... Read More »

How are garter belts worn?

In the days before pantyhose, women kept their stockings from sliding down by wearing a garter belt. Some women still prefer the look and feel of a garter belt over pantyhose.Girdle vs. GarterThe g... Read More »