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

Adverts

Adverts keep The Underpinnings Museum running! Please consider visiting our sponsors if you enjoy this website.

Ad
Ad
Ad