Click on to read about my continuing endeavors into learning how to dress like a lady.
Yeah lady, you be so ladylike! Man, I was stoked to see you getting the open-work ones, because they layer so good.
What garter belt (if any) do you use? …
I just got my first garter belt last month, actually! The brand name isn’t attached to it, so I have no idea who made it, sorry :-/ But I loooooooooooove it. Even though it’s being worn for functional reasons (keepin’ mah tights up), I can’t help but feel like a secret sex vixen with them on. So, y’know, double bonus.
Normally, I used to only buy straight up tights-tights (as in, ‘one piece of fabric, leggings attached to panties’), not Over The Knee tights (is there a shorter word for that? Aside from OTK, I mean), but oh my goodness it turns out my vag cannot handle the lack of air circulation that comes from wearing tights over underwear and 2011 was kind of a Yeast Infection-apalooza because of my insistence on having pretty colored legs.
To circumvent this dilemma, I cut out the crotch of all my tights that have that special little insert sewn in and all future tights acquisitions are now just OTKs, held up with my pretty black lacy garter belt.
Eh, it’s different when it’s art? But then I shoot product pictures of a lot of lady parts, so I am getting desensitised and my personal context is different.
Garterbelts are the BEST. I have one of these lacy things for girl drag and one of these for normal times. Though I use these double grip clips paired with boy shorts a lot because it’s just less gear.
"Tights", on this side of the pond, mean the things that go from toe to waist. What you’re digging currently are "stockings" which just means "thin thigh highs and over the knees (OTKs)". For thicker, socky stuff, "over the knee/OTK socks" or "thigh high socks" tend to be the terms. I made a diagram for work that’s on our sizing FAQ page.
For folks who work in the industry, it can get confusing when somebody is talking about “tights” but they aren’t talking about something with a crotch. Which, come to think of it, is what defines tights. Unless they’re crotchless tights. Which. I guess is like the “toeless toe socks" we sell.