Post # 1
Slowly but surely the clock is ticking down and i am starting to think about the small details. I was wondering if any plus sized bees used a standard size garter for their leg? I have fairly large thighs and i am thinking that they might not fit/cut off circulation to my leg. The problem is that i have never seen them in a store where they were available to try on and obviously anything purchased online can’t be tried on before hand. I also have noticed that online retailers dont mention what the maximum circumference is for their garters, so it is making figuring out if it is going to fit very difficult.
Did you lovely full figured ladies have to go the custom route or turn it into a DIY project? Anyone have any pics of theirs on?
Post # 3
I looked on etsy because I saw some pretty romantic simple ones on pinterest that I wanted!
I measured my thigh and realized that the typical one is def not going to fit me! I’m a 14/16 size and the store size is a tight fit. I won’t wear it if it hurts or cuts off my circulation! I want it to fit and not be snug.. On etsy, you can tell them what size you need it to be. I didn’t think the price was too bag. Here is what I want…
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I know that a regular one wouldn’t fit me – I have thick legs, boots NEVER fit my calves, and my thighs are bigger than my calves by a lot… so I know it wouldn’t fit.
Make your own! I saw a great tutorial posted by Mrs. Honey.
Heres the tutorial! 🙂
Post # 5
I bought mine off of etsy and gave them a custom measurement for my thigh.
Post # 6
I bought mine on etsy and requested plus sizing… the throw away garter was “regular” size… it fit on my leg above the knee but not as high up as the plus sized one.
Post # 7
i was definitely worried about this too. i ordered mine from this site: http://mygarter.com/. the site looks pretty cheesey, but it was cheap and totally customizable! i picked my colors and my measurements and loved the finished product.
Post # 8
Ha im glad you posted this, I was just looking on Etsy wondering if I should ask for a bigger size. Which now I am because I know the standard wont fit.
Post # 9
I bought mine off of a seller on Ebay who makes them and it was to big! She makes regular size and plus size and wow the plus size was huge. I was able to wear it but it sagged a little and when used the rest room I tended to tug it up.
Post # 10
I don’t know how a standard garter fits. I had mine custom made by Tara at PlumPosh on Etsy and it turned out fantastic. I just sent her thigh measurement and told her what I wanted. It’s 3 inch wide dark grey lace with a purple flower. I thought that the wider lace would keep it from cutting into my skin or rolling down. It fit perfect when I got it! If you do that, you don’t have to worry about whether it’s a standard size or not. 🙂 BTW, she is VERY resonable with her prices and makes other cute things too. Tell her Caly sent ya!
This is my exact garter http://www.etsy.com/listing/97249666/magenta-or-violet-and-purple-silk-flower
Post # 11
Regular sized definately don’t fit my fat thighs. I am wearing mine just below my knee. & then the throw garter will be just below the keepsake one.
Post # 12
@Calybug: Wow i looked at all of hers, they are gorgeous! I’m deff getting mine from her. thanks for sharing.
Post # 13
Nope. I didn’t even think of that until the day of my wedding. It fit, barely, but looked completely stretched out and kinda hurt!!
Post # 14
I’m a plus size as well, hopefully I’ll be able to find someone to customize my garter! :0
Post # 15
I was able to get a plus sized one at the Party Store. It worked well for me. 🙂
Post # 16
I am a size 12/14 and I was right at the cut off between regular and plus sized. For comfort I opted for the plus size and I was glad I did because I hardly felt it on my leg all night. I have had others tell me their’s was tight and cut into their leg.
I highly recommend Etsy, that is where I got mine. I got to customize what I wanted and got a toss garter thrown in for free all for less than what most garters cost in stores.