Date: c. 1920s
Origin: United States
Fabric: Silk ribbon and elastic
Brand: Queen Ann
A pair of garters with a striped silk ribbon outer, stitched to an elastic interior. Ribbonwork flowers embellish the centre.
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