Post # 1
Ok….so I have the thighs of a linebacker….I was a softball catcher for 13 years, i was a power lifter for a few years….my thighs are bigger….and i am worried about a garter fitting me….and staying in spot….
so I was wondering where did you get your garters from….did you have problems having them stay up? Cutting into your leg?
Post # 2
Soonerbee07: They are very easy to make yourself if you have even basic sewing skills.
Tutorial by Mrs Honey
Makin’ My Thigh Pretty
There are custom makers on Etsy. Do a search for plus size garters here on WeddingBee. You will see lots of recommendations.
A local seamstress can do this easily. Are you having any alterations done to your dress? Ask your seamstress.
Post # 3
Soonerbee07: I am a plus size woman and I bought a standard garter and it did not fit. I found mygarter.com and they allow custom sizes. I didn’t have to go that route as I fit into their 28″-31″ category. I ordered mine and the throw away garter. The prices are good and it fits perfectly!
Post # 4
julies1949: I will check out that tutorial….i love any excuse to break out my sewing machine!
Brokensound21: Hmm i will do some checking the standard ones look so tiny….idk if theyd fit my thigh….while my thighs arent the biggest i do have to round up a pant size or 2 depending on the style of the jeans to accomodate….
Post # 5
I didn’t have any issues with a standard one fitting, but I didn’t want to bother with it all day. I just put it on after dinner (a bit before the removal). So if it isn’t comfty, I’d just do that.
Post # 6
I bought mine online and there were many sizes to choose from because it was a lace one. I didn’t leave it on all day though because I didn’t feel like dealing with it. I put it on as my wedding party did my bustle before the reception, so it was only on for an hour tops.
Post # 7
I ordered mine from Garters by Kristi on Etsy – you measure your thigh & she makes it to the size you would need without a big upcharge. I LOVE my garter, it’s beautiful & I know it will fit!
Post # 8
I also bought my garter from etsy, custom sized for me!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club
I hated the feeling of them on my leg at all, so I put them further down, on my calf instead of thigh and it was much more comfortable! I got both of mine from Amazon.
Oh, and I have huge hips, my DH loves them calls them “Life giving hips!” It cracks me up!
Post # 10
Soonerbee07: I got my garter from Etsy. The shop I ordered from is no on vacation, but I looked at quite a few and they al had a drop down for sizes. Not just S, M, L. XL but in inches. Have a looksee!
Post # 11
Soonerbee07: check out http://www.juliettewear.Com she is making mine. She makes different styles. Call her.
Post # 12
I ordered one to keep and one to toss from Etsy— two different vendors. They custom-sized them for me. I put mine a little further up because we had a Mass and I was terrified that it would slide down with all the standing and kneeling. A little magic fabric tape did the trick 🙂
Post # 13
thanks for the suggestions everyone! I am still in the great garter hunt….i just worry about a.) the fit…and b.) since my thighs are so big will any lacy material make my thigh raw from rubbing??
Post # 14
Soonerbee07: I made my own and I love them! Sorry for the crappy pics 🙂