garter belt with short straps
March 1, 2011 3:41 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a garter belt for a petite lady?

I like wearing a garter belt with plastic clips and stockings (like this lady), but I have a different problem. I'm 5'1" and the straps on the new belt I bought at VS are too long. I don't wear very shorter skirts, but when I sit, I don't want the tops of the stockings to show. Can you recommend a garter belt with shorter straps? Preferably black lace and under $40. Thanks, women of MeFi!
posted by theflash to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Shortening the straps sounds like a very easy alteration; something you could do even with a hotel sewing kit. Is that not an option?
posted by halogen at 4:08 PM on March 1, 2011

You know, I'm a taller lady (5'8) and have this same problem: the belt allows the stocking tops to show when I sit even in knee-length skirts. I've assumed that the problem lies in my stockings being the wrong size for my longer legs, but have always wanted shorter straps on the belts (cheap and expensive) I own.
posted by rhapsodie at 5:32 PM on March 1, 2011

ALEXIS4U will customize garter belt straps.
posted by dtp at 7:16 PM on March 1, 2011

Have you tried a belt with adjustable straps? I don't have any specific recommendations, but here's an example.
posted by cabingirl at 7:43 PM on March 1, 2011

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