How to get a perfect fit for your wedding garter
I’m sure you’ve seen those wedding garters in the stores – the ‘one size fits all’ variety. They’ve always confused me. And of course, they’re always tiny. We don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to a lot of things, but especially so when we’re talking about bridal garters.
Your perfect fit garter shouldn’t hurt, itch or leave marks on your skin. Wearing a garter that is too small can be likened to that fun feeling you get when you wear shoes that are too tight. You will definitely notice it, and it is likely to get worse as the day goes on.
It’s why we’re so passionate about handmade wedding accessories. All our products are made to order so your wedding garter will be your perfect size. We work with 100% silk fabrics, elastic bases and delicate laces so comfort comes first.
Where is a garter worn?
Wedding garters are generally worn roughly 3-6” above the knee to around mid-thigh. It’s a personal choice where you choose to wear it – experiment until you find a spot that feels most comfortable.
A little tip – if you’re not sure, think about how high you want to raise your dress for your wedding photographer and potentially wedding guests (if you choose to do the traditional garter toss).
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How do you measure?
Find a measuring tape and measure the full circumference (full circle) around your leg. If you don’t have a measuring tape, simply use a string or cord. Cut (or hold) the place where the ends of your measuring cord meet and then hold against a ruler to see the length in centimetres or inches.
It’s important that you don’t add or remove any centimetres or inches to the measurement because you want a snug but not tight or loose fitting. As they say, “measure twice, cut once”. It’s always good to double-check your measurement.
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And one last tip…
We always recommend against garters that tie with a ribbon or feature a metal twisted wire. In order to prevent them from slipping down your leg, they need to be pretty tight which can be discomfort. If it’s too tight, it’ll restrict the blood flow down your leg. And that’s not good.
We are all unique and we come in different shapes and sizes. You shouldn’t have to settle for a poorly fitted garter because that’s what was available in the stores. Every single garter in our wedding garter collection can be made in petite to plus sizes and there is no additional charge for a custom size.