How to attach garter straps to your corset

Corsets are by definition adaptable and accommodating. You can reduce them to the size you want while you're waist training. If you gain weight, merely slacken the laces to account for the extra voluptuousness. In some cases, you can even wear them upside down if you have a larger underbust and slimmer hips. Now if the people in our lives were so accommodating!

You've possibly also started to notice that some corsets include garter straps (also known as suspenders) that hook to your thigh-high stockings and keep them upright. Garter straps are an excellent addition to your standard corset if you don't want your lovely stockings pooling around your knees.

What about plus size corsets that don't have garters straps? You can purchase them separately, but how do you attach them? The good news is that even corsets that don't come with garter straps are frequently designed to accommodate them later on. Because the loops aren't meant to irritate, you might not notice them until you start looking for them. How should these garter straps be attached to your favorite corsets to keep your stockings in place? So don't worry, we've got you covered.

Find the Garter Loops

First, you must understand where your garters go. You'd be correct if you guessed they attach to the bottom edge of your corset because they're meant to hold up your stockings.

Look inside your corset for loops sewn into the lining along the bottom edge. They are typically oriented upward in order to lie flat during wear. This is due to two factors. To begin with, it keeps the loops from peeking out of the bottom edge of your corset when you aren't wearing garters. Second, it is for comfort while wearing.

About Face

Now that you've found your garter loops, you'll need to know how to properly orient your garter straps. Garters are equivalent to the removable straps found on strapless bras. They have a similar hook at one end and an adjustment slide in the middle. The slide on a bra strap, on the other hand, is usually shaped like a squared figure eight, whereas the slide on garters may include a metal lock.

This lock is flat when flipped down. If you don't want to be poked while wearing your corset, make sure this is facing outward and away from your leg. Lay your open corset face down, pull down the garter loops, and slip down in the hook so that the locking side of the slide is also facing down, away from you.

Correctly Adjusted

After you've attached your garters, you can cinch your corset and pull on your stockings (or vice versa). Then, sew garters to your stockings. After this, you may discover that some garters are too tight or too loose. You can easily adjust them by flipping the flat lock open and then pulling up to tighten or down to loosen the straps to your desired position. Close the lock and you're ready to go.

How to Put on a Corset with a Smaller Garter

What will you do if you are in a hurry and discover that you only have four garters while your corset has six garter loops? Here are some ideas to get you started.

•  Attach one garter to the front and the other to the back. Keep the side loop. This is effective, and you can move around without difficulty.

•  However, because you have a larger bum, you may notice your stockings sagging. In this case, you can wear a garter at the front and another at the side, skipping the back loop. Obviously, if you have a larger bum, you will gravitate toward longer skirts. So, if the stockings sag slightly in the back, it won't be noticeable.

Things to Keep in mind

Though there are methods to modify the stockings to your corset with fewer garters in an emergency, having a few extra garters is always preferable.

Remember that when you want to attach your garter straps to the corset, you slide the "hook" side (which looks similar to the hooks that come with interchangeable bra straps) through the garter loops. Make certain that your garter strap is not attached inside out! There are two sides to everything. The metal slider on the outside allows you to adjust the length of the strap.

The "button" part of the garter clip also faces outwards for ease of use and to keep your skin from coming into contact with the metal wire loop. You can also change the length of the garter strap. If this is your first time attaching your stockings and you're not sure how taut you need the straps to be. In that case, it may be easier to lengthen the garter straps as far as they will go when attached to your stockings, and then tighten them to your preferred amount once everything is attached.