June 2, 2011
How to Wear a Garter Under a Sheath Dress
There are all different types of wedding dresses silliouettes – short, long, ballroom, empire, a-line. The list is endless. Some dresses are better than others to wear a wedding garter. If you are wearing a typical wedding dress with a big skirt, then your garter will easily be hidden under all the tulle and fabric. But, if you are opting for a sheath type of dress, then hiding your wedding garter is tricky.
Sheath dresses are form fitting, they don’t have a waist and often are made of a single piece of fabric. There is little room for error under a sheath dress and because there isn’t a full skirt on a sheath dress, then there is a chance that your garter will show. Choosing the right garter under a sheath dress is important.
If you want to wear a wedding garter, but are also wearing a sheath-type dress, opt for a simple wedding garter that doesn’t have a lot of that decoration that sticks out, like feathers or big bows. If your dress is short, you might need to pull your garter up a bit higher, so it is important that your garter fits well and is comfortable in the spot you want to wear it. Be sure to try the dress and the garter on together before your wedding day.
If you have your heart set on a garter, but it is visible under your dress, consider wearing your garter below your knee if your dress is long enough. It isn’t ideal or the typical garter placement, but no one will know! And, most importantly, no one will be able to see your garter under your dress.
More garter questions? Check out my garter 101 blog series!
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