Post # 1
My grandma gave me her garter tonight (VERY cool) and it will be my something old and something blue. One problem – she was teeny tiny and I am plus size. Wedding is in 3 days!!
It will fit up to right under my knee. Don’t love that. We aren’t tossing it and she wants it back, so no altering it. Can’t incorporate it in the bouquet (already done, wrong colors, have a different locket in it).
I thought about pinning it inside my crinoline or dress. Any other cool ideas?
Post # 3
Put it around a ring pillow?
Post # 4
@MissFemmeFatale: That’s a good idea. We aren’t using a ring pillow, but I appreciate the idea.
Post # 5
@NAvery: I say leave it under your knee – I can’t imagine it would be comfortable anywhere higher! I’m squirming just thinking about the chaffing, lol. Other than that.. um.. groom’s pocket square?
Post # 6
I like wearing it on your leg.
Post # 7
The purpose of garters are to hold up your stockings. Since legs tend to start wide at the hip and get narrower toward the ankle, garters have a tendency to slip down, doing a terrible job of holding up stockings. You have to find somewhere to wear them that the leg gets wider below the garter, so that it will stay up. The top of the calf just below the knee is actually where functional garters used to be worn.
Skirts were of course much longer then — although you could get away with tying your garter just above the knee if you tied it tight enough (it’s uncomfortable, though.) Once skirts got shorter than ankle/mid-calf length fashion resorted to garter-belts and thigh-length stockings. And then the sixties ushered in the mini-skirt and we all had to resort to pantyhose. But the fact remains that if you do wear an old-fashioned garter, just below the knee is actually where it belongs.