Pink Ruffle Elastic Garters With Silk Rosettes

Pink ruffle elastic garters with silk rosettes, c. 1920s, USA Photography by Tigz Rice Studios. From The Underpinnings Museum Collection.

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