Printed Silk Ribbon Garters By Queen Ann

Queen Ann silk ribbon garters c. 1920s, USA, The Underpinnings Museum, Tigz Rice

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