Date: c. 1920s
Origin: United States
Fabric: elastic and silk
Brand: Custom made
A pair of garters with a base of patterned elastic with woven in ruffled silk edges, with a focal point of pink silk ribbon rosettes. Sewn by hand.
Garters were commonly worn to keep stockings up just above the knee until the popularisation of suspenders, whether attached to corsets or a belt. Until the invention of elastic, garters were tied onto the body with ribbon. Elastication allowed for a more comfortable and flexible fit.
From the collection of Karolina Laskowska