Silk Ribbonwork & Lace Garters By Simone

Silk Ribbonwork Garters By Simone, c. 1926, USA. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 1926

Origin: United States

Fabric: Silk ribbon, leavers lace

Brand: Simone


These lavish garters incorporate a base of silk ribbon encased elastic with a delicate leavers lace trim, with delicate silk ribbonwork rosettes as a focal point. Curiously, the patent printed on the original packaging of these garters refers to the packaging itself rather than the garments; the special cut of the cardboard backing was a patented method of packaging garters.


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

Museum number: KL-2017-114


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