Garter belt embarassment

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Karen1981

Garter belt embarassment

Postby Karen1981 » Wed May 09, 2007 6:55 am

My bf recently got me to start wearing a garter belt both around the house and sometimes to work. Last week I met a friend at the gym and as we were in the dressing room I took off my dress to reveal that I was wearing a nice pink garter belt with matching bra and panties. I live in the states and many women do not wear garters as often as women do in European countries. Needless to say, I had many looks and stares, which made me feel very self conscious. How did your friends react when they first found out you wore garters to work? Also do you have any problems with them accidentally showing? I was used to wearing alot more tighter clothes before I wore garters and I am finding some tighter skirts dresses cannot be worn with them. Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Postby buffyfan » Wed May 09, 2007 12:31 pm

I tried them once and never again. I wore a garter belt under a little (well, 2 little as it turned out) black dress to a fancy party. The dress seemed fine just sitting down at home but the first time i got out of the car it was up all the way over the garters putting them on full show :oops: Even though my bf from that time liked them, now i stick with pantyhose.

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Postby kangaroo2 » Wed May 09, 2007 1:37 pm

Garter belts have their fashion place like all other articles of clothing. With especailly tight clothes, the clips and all tend to show. So if this embarrasses you, then wear with looser clothing. As you know all skirts/dresses ride up and so with garter betls & stockings you have to take into consideration that you generally wear hems longer.
byffyfan points this out. But with pantyhose, once they run, then the whole item must be discarded. If a stocking runs, pull out another. Guys tend to get all hot over this b/c it connotates sex and easier access.
It can be another in our arsenal of WMDs
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Postby BetsiGen » Wed May 09, 2007 5:35 pm

If you're uncomfortable wearing them, you're not going to look sexy. Personally, I don't like them and they wouldn't look good on me just because I don't like them. But if they work for you, great.

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Postby Guestfemale » Wed May 09, 2007 6:12 pm

Karen1981, b.t.w. are you fm Manchester, NH ?

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Postby Sherwoodlondon » Wed May 09, 2007 10:11 pm

There are several versions of the origin of the Order of the Garter. The most picturesque is the following anecdote believed to be of King Edward.

At a Court ball, where a lady, (maybe the Countess of Salisbury), lost one of her garters it is said that when bending down and picking it up - the lady blushing and those present laughing, King Edward tied the garter around his own leg, with the remark:-


"Honi soit qui mal y pense"*.


and "I shall turn it into the most honoured garter ever worn".

Susan1975

Postby Susan1975 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:29 am

I had some of the same issues when I first started wearing garter belts under my regular clothing and yes was somewhat tentative in wearing them in public. I have had my garters show in public on occasion and it can be quite embarassing. Good luck to you in the future.

Jenna3

Postby Jenna3 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:30 pm

Karen,
I certainly understand your feelings since you've only been a short time wearer. I have worn nothing but stockings & garter belts for over five years (I now HATE panyhose). I first started because my lover wanted me to wear them, then I found I felt REALLY SEXY wearing them. Then I realized how pratical they are - not as much up & down, develop a run, throw one away and find one in the lingerie drawer that matches.
Give it a chance and I'll bet they become second nature to you & if someone notices you aren't as likely to be embarassed. And I'll bet if they do notice they are either envious or (if it's a man) think you are really sexy!

Helen40

Postby Helen40 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:44 pm

I wear stockings and garter belt very frequently, so my best friends know about. Nevertheless, two of them did switch to stockings too.
The feeling of sheer nylon is something especial and much more convenient in summer. Legs look sexy as well, so I'll never go back to pantyhose. :D

Of course, a longer skirt is needed for not showing stocking tops occasionally. Tight clothing is not an obstacle at all, if you cut off ribbons covering garter grips. These needless decoration just irritate and tend to strengthen hardly visible bumps under costumes of thinner fabrics. :oops:

Kristen1982

Postby Kristen1982 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:52 am

I started wearing a garter belt right after my sisters wedding when she first introduced me to them. My bf (now my husband) was thrilled but I was still tentative about them. I have had some faux pas like the time we went out to dinner and I had on a white linen dress with no slip and it rained on us while going into the resturant. My dress was wet enough in back to clearly show that I was wearing a garter belt. To make things worse my lingerie was light blue so you could clearly see my matching bra and thong as well as the garter belt. As we were being seated my husband saw one of his coworkers who tried not to look like he was gawking but both he and his wife definitely were looking at the midsection of my dress. I went to the bathroom and dried off with the air dryer and had several looks from women that had come into the bathroom, but this was far better than feeling like everyone was watching me at my table. I may relate my other incidents later, but for now I'll say stay with it. They really make me feel sexy as long as I keep them to myself.

becky1974

Postby becky1974 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:44 pm

I started wearing garter belts in 1999 when my husband (boyfriend at the time) sent me a present one day. We were in a long distance relationship at that point and when I opened the present, I found a black garter belt, bra, thong, black stockings, and a pair of black high heels. I was intrigued, and thanked him for this because no one had ever bought me anything like that, that personal before, so three days later, I surprised him with my present.

The first time was embarrassing because I had never put a garter belt on, but with the time it took, he was happy, so much so that it seemed like a present a week for a while. While it started in the bedroom, he soon talked me into trying to wear them out under dresses and skirts to dinners, or movies. Next he asked me to start wearing them at work. After about 3 months of picking out my undie outfits three times a week, I just got used to grabbing a matching set everyday.

While I used to think they were meant only for the bedroom, I did a complete 360 over just a few months. Stockings are just so much easier, and like a few said, you can always bring an extra stocking in the event you get a run.

Tight dresses, yeah, these are not recommended if you want to be the only one knowing what you have on underneath. Anymore, I just don't care. I go out occasionally for an evening with a tight dress or tight skirt, it really just depends on the material. Jean, Wool and Leather hide it the best, rayon, silk, cotton, these are stay away froms.

I have had my share of embarrassing moments, but you know what, at the end of the day, even after someone might have got a glimpse, I go him to or with my husband.

jenna3

Garter belt embarrasment

Postby jenna3 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:10 pm

Becky1974,

I agree with everything you said and wish to add that I am much cooler under my dresses and skirts with stockings and garters than I was with pantyhose.
Once you start wearing them everyday you realise what you've been missing all along-they are NOT just for the bedroom. After five years I still feel extra feminine and super sexy all day every day.

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Postby Guest » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:05 am

jenna3-

I too want to agree with a statement or at least a word you said, "COOLER". Growing up, I never really was a pantyhose wearer. I never had a job prior to my husband that called for me to be dressed in business attire. Prior to getting married, I graduated college and then had to get "a real job". It was at this time I had to start wearing something with skirts, and it just so happened to be pantyhose.

This went on for a couple of months before my husband bought me the gift that changed everything. Really not only is it cooler "especially in the summer", I just find garter belts more comfortable.

I wondered upon this website by mistake, actually _ shopping, and I figured I would just see what some were saying. While I have never felt trashy, particularly because in all honesty, know one but me and my husband knows what I wear underneath outfits, but as I read, I just wanted to read some different perspectives.

As a woman, I say try to, at least once, I mean if you feel uncomfortable, if you just don't like the way it feels, then take it off and put in deep inside the lingerie drawer, for either a special occasional, or an occasional snicker when you see it months or years later thinking "I can't believe I wore that".

Trust me, I thought the same way most women have felt. I thought of it is only a bedroom item, I pornographic symbol, some only common prostitutes wear, but then after a few months, those worries and thoughts went away as I just felt much more relaxed and comfortable. Besides, have you seen a common prostitute these days? Ragged jeans, sneakers and wife beaters.

It is similar to heels, there is a sophistication about certain lingerie, one that makes a lady feel empowered, and gives them the confidence that they otherwise might not have had. Who cares what men think, it is what the individual wearer thinks. I am not going to throw on a garter belt with a pair of stockings for a Saturday afternoon grocery shopping day, but if I need to stop after work, so be it, like I said in the previous post, who will know? Even if they did, I go home to my husband, so why do I care what others think.

I would never push the issue with any of my friends. Only a few have ever found out, and of them, I have only been questioned twice about my choice of underwear. They have respectfully said "Wow, you wear garters?" or one of my friends has, and I just said "Yes". Why dwell on it? Why justify my choice? Why tell the story to them? If they asked more about it, I would tell them more. I don't feel it has made a difference in the office. These women weren't the type to go tell everyone, nor do I get looked at differently like people know.

My last comment. If you are curious, just try it once, what do you have to lose? Wear a garter belt in the secret of your own home with no one knowing one day. In just a few hours, you will make your determination of comfort. Some people won't like them, but others will. Would I let my daughter, well when she is old enough, it is her decision to make, not mine. It isn't a sexual item contrary to belief. It is a comfortable undergarment, much more comfortable than an underwired bra. :D

becky1974

Postby becky1974 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:06 am

jenna3-

I too want to agree with a statement or at least a word you said, "COOLER". Growing up, I never really was a pantyhose wearer. I never had a job prior to my husband that called for me to be dressed in business attire. Prior to getting married, I graduated college and then had to get "a real job". It was at this time I had to start wearing something with skirts, and it just so happened to be pantyhose.

This went on for a couple of months before my husband bought me the gift that changed everything. Really not only is it cooler "especially in the summer", I just find garter belts more comfortable.

I wondered upon this website by mistake, actually _ shopping, and I figured I would just see what some were saying. While I have never felt trashy, particularly because in all honesty, know one but me and my husband knows what I wear underneath outfits, but as I read, I just wanted to read some different perspectives.

As a woman, I say try to, at least once, I mean if you feel uncomfortable, if you just don't like the way it feels, then take it off and put in deep inside the lingerie drawer, for either a special occasional, or an occasional snicker when you see it months or years later thinking "I can't believe I wore that".

Trust me, I thought the same way most women have felt. I thought of it is only a bedroom item, I pornographic symbol, some only common prostitutes wear, but then after a few months, those worries and thoughts went away as I just felt much more relaxed and comfortable. Besides, have you seen a common prostitute these days? Ragged jeans, sneakers and wife beaters.

It is similar to heels, there is a sophistication about certain lingerie, one that makes a lady feel empowered, and gives them the confidence that they otherwise might not have had. Who cares what men think, it is what the individual wearer thinks. I am not going to throw on a garter belt with a pair of stockings for a Saturday afternoon grocery shopping day, but if I need to stop after work, so be it, like I said in the previous post, who will know? Even if they did, I go home to my husband, so why do I care what others think.

I would never push the issue with any of my friends. Only a few have ever found out, and of them, I have only been questioned twice about my choice of underwear. They have respectfully said "Wow, you wear garters?" or one of my friends has, and I just said "Yes". Why dwell on it? Why justify my choice? Why tell the story to them? If they asked more about it, I would tell them more. I don't feel it has made a difference in the office. These women weren't the type to go tell everyone, nor do I get looked at differently like people know.

My last comment. If you are curious, just try it once, what do you have to lose? Wear a garter belt in the secret of your own home with no one knowing one day. In just a few hours, you will make your determination of comfort. Some people won't like them, but others will. Would I let my daughter, well when she is old enough, it is her decision to make, not mine. It isn't a sexual item contrary to belief. It is a comfortable undergarment, much more comfortable than an underwired bra. :D

Jenna3

Garter belt embarassment

Postby Jenna3 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:20 pm

Becky1974,

I enjoyed reading your post and agree with what you pointed out. Garter belts and stockings are very comfortable, much cooler under your dress or skirt and definitely have an effect on your mindset. I just feel more feminine, not trashy, more sexy wearing them every day-even after all this time.
Like you I don't flaunt what I'm wearing underneath, but I'm certainly not ashamed of it either. Several of my girlfriends have questioned me and I have assured them I would never go back to panyhose and explained why. Most of them assumed this was "bedroom wear" and never considered all the daily benefits-I cetainly don't miss all the extra up & down in the toilet.
For anyone considering making a change, do as Becky suggests and give it a try at home for an entire day. I guarantee once you get past the "naughty girl feelings" you will certainly enjoy all the benefits pointed out in the discussion and have that "I've got a secret smile" on your face.


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