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Suspenders, which are also known as garter belts or suspender belts, are sexy pieces of lingerie designed to hold up your stockings. They’re the perfect way to finish a lingerie set, guaranteed to add some spice to your collection. Our selection of suspenders includes the best from our most popular brands, including Fantasie, Freya and PrimaDonna.


What Are Female Suspenders?

Female suspenders or garter belts are designed to be worn on the waist or hips (different styles will vary in their rise). They’re essentially an elasticated belt with straps on each side, built with fastenings on each end to attach them to stockings. 

What are Suspenders Used For?

Women’s suspenders are therefore used to hold up stockings and keep them in place. Similarly to men’s suspenders (which go over the body and hold up trousers), the purpose of them is to keep stockings held up and secure. Basically, if you see the word ‘suspender’, assume that it’s going to have something to do with holding something up.

The added extra to women’s suspenders and garter belts is that they’re also used to create sexy lingerie sets. Whilst suspenders and stockings were around for much more practical reasons in previous years, the main purpose of them now is to add to a full set of lingerie. This means that they’re available in a gorgeous range of designs, styles and fabrics, so there’s something out there for everyone.

How to Wear Suspenders

Nowadays, pretty much all suspenders are designed to match other pieces of lingerie. They’re the perfect way to spice up a bra and knickers set, making the ultimate sexy lingerie pieces. They can be worn as part of your lingerie set (which doesn’t need anything else), or underneath skirts and dresses, allowing you to choose how much of the lingerie you reveal through the length of your clothing.

How to Put On Suspenders

Whilst suspenders might look complicated, they’re actually really easy to put on. Different styles of garter belts will vary in the amount of straps they have (most commonly four or six), but this doesn’t change how to put them on. 

First things first, put on your bra and knickers (presumably the ones that match your suspenders). Then, place the belt around your waist (or wherever it’s designed to go), and fasten it together on the hook that feels most comfortable.

Once you’ve got this on, you can either place the straps underneath your knickers or leave them running over the top. If you’re looking for a smoother look, your best bet is to tuck the straps underneath the knickers. If the suspenders you’ve opted for have a lot of detailing or material, leave them over the knickers to show everything off.

Then, it’s time to get the stockings or hold-ups on. Gently pull them over your legs (this is often easier when sitting down). Emphasis on the gentle part - beware of laddering!

Once you’ve got them on, open the clips on the straps of the suspenders, pulling the stockings over the rubber part of the clip, letting the metal and rubber part sit on top. When the stocking is in between these two parts, push the rubber circle through, grasping the stocking and securing it down. Then, push the rubber circle down toward the narrow part of the clip.  

Finally, simply repeat the process for each strap until you’ve got fully secured stockings. Voila!

How Do Suspenders Work?

Suspender belts are designed with straps on either side, all having rubber clasps on the ends to clip to the stockings, holding them in place and keeping them secure.

Where Can I Buy a Suspender Belt?

Right here! Despite our name, we’re not just all about the bras. We have everything lingerie-related, including suspenders and garter belts! This means that you can find your dream lingerie set and finish it off with a matching suspender belt or any other kind of sexy underwear. Shopping from the comfort of your own home with free UK shipping and a 30-day return policy? Everything you could possibly need. 

Suspender Belt Recommendations

At BraForMe, we’ve got a fantastic range of suspenders, but we know that sometimes shopping can be overwhelming and stressful. To help guide you through the world of suspenders, we’ve put together some of our favourites and why.

- Freya’s Temptress Suspender. Designed with all-over stretch lace, a lighter look and a foldover elastic waistband, this suspender belt is comfortable, flexible and super lightweight. With adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye fastening, it’s a staple suspender. 

- Anything Aubade. Aubade is the number one brand for luxury French lingerie, and all of their suspenders are ridiculously sexy. You can guarantee that an Aubade suspender belt is going to be designed to the highest standard, and will absolutely blow you away with its sexy style.

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That's everything you need to know about suspenders, garter belts, suspender belts, whatever you want to call them, but if there's anything you're unsure of, you can contact us. Our team is always on hand to help, and we're always more than happy to give you some lingerie recommendations!

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