I don't need them but several years ago there was a designer line of matching Beatles ties and suspenders. I bought one pair of suspenders that happened to be on sale when I was in the store. So now I have one "Back In The U.S.S.R." tie/suspenders set. it's kinda cool but I think I only wore them once for a performance in a college class.
I'm sorry, I was away for a while and didn't give it a second thought. They're the things that hold a lady's stockings up. I actually wanted to say that I do like to wear them sometimes, but then saw that a different type were meant.
That's what I thought they were here also. They are little bands that hold up the ladies stocking. It would look funny if there were suspenders hooked to the stockings. Imagine Larry Kings suspenders hooked to your stockings.
Britain & America, two nations divided by a common language!
In the UK suspenders are used to hold up stockings, in the US they are called garter belts.
In the UK, a garter is, indeed, an elasticated band that goes around individual legs and is used to hold up stockings. Men also used to wear garters until recent times; knee garters were worn just below the knee by men under their suits to hold up their socks - they were a regular feature in bedroom farces and would be seen when the leading man (invariably) lost his trousers.
In the US suspenders are used by men to hold up trousers, in the UK they are called braces.
In the UK all hosiery whereby the stockings are attached to a panty are called tights. In the US, the sheer version are called pantyhose, whereas only the heavier denier opaque ones are called tights.
Americans do a lot of things differently to the rest of the world and get confused when confronted with terms other than those to which they are accustomed and all I can say to that is........KNICKERS! (lol)
I have always thought in the US the garters were the single elastic band around the top of the hose while a garter belt went around the waist. In the UK are suspenders the entire piece or just the part hanging down that attaches to the hose?
I bought my girl some garters at Woolworth five and ten She gave them to her mother that's the last I'll see of them
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