We’re back to lingerie trends this week with another great What to Wear feature on garter belts. Traditionally, garter belts were used for holding up women’s stockings. While today they continue to fulfill that function, they also have become another fun and sexy piece to add to your lingerie wardrobe. If you’re prepping for a boudoir shoot, a special night, or just want to try out a new style, garter belts are a great way to add another element to a lingerie set.
This black lace piece is from Myla and combines a nude mesh base with the lace overlay for serious sex appeal. Since this version has a wider belt, it doubles as a flattering way to contour and shape your tummy. At £60 (approximately $90), it might fall a little higher on your price range, but the detail and fine craftsmanship of this type of garment is well worth the investment.
But, if you’re just looking for a fun piece to play around with, or are buying it for the first time, cheaper options like this embroidered version from Victoria’s Secret will work just as well. At $32, you can still have the great sex appeal of a garter belt without that scary feeling of not knowing if a larger investment will be worth it for you. And hey, with the extra money you can get the matching bra too!
Feeling wild? Why not throw some animal print in the mix! This mixture of leopard and mesh from Dirty Pretty Things is the perfect combination of feminine with pale pink accents, and a hint of playful sexiness with the animal print. Also priced higher at $85, this brand has received lots of press in magazines and fashion media so you know it’s well trusted.
Pops of color are another great way to mix up the usual black or white lace found in lingerie. This bright orange and pink color combo not only get me excited for warmer spring weather, but at $39, Gossard is budget friendly as well!
No matter what your budget or style, there is a garter belt out there just waiting for you to try it on!