Garter Guide for Men!

We get lots of inquiries from men about purchasing their bride to be a garter as a special wedding gift. It's a lovely present but can be a daunting task choosing something that you know they will love! Hopefully this guide will demystify some of the garter terms and make the process a bit easier for you.

Sizing

Hopefully you will know your future spouses dress size but as our garters come in a range from XS to XL you will need to work out which one correlates.

XS - This size would fit anyone size 8 and under, however for someone with incredibly slender legs let us know and we can take a few cms off

S - This is our most popular size and would fit most people from a 10 to a 14

M - Would fit someone between a 14 and 18

L - Size 18 and up

XL - We find that a L fits most of our plus sized girls but this is an option 

As our garters stretch its always best to go for the smaller size if you're not sure! We also have a no quibble returns policy and provide an exchange form so if it is wrong we can always change it.

Style

This is probably the hardest part as as tradition states - you're not allowed to see the dress before the big day! However you may have been given hints as to if your fiancee is going to be wearing a big full skirt or a more slinky number, if it is the latter you will need to choose something more sleek in which case our Ferne and Elme garters would be perfect. Another option would be to go for something monogrammed, our Iris garter comes with two beautiful initials hand embroidered in blue thread, this is such a thoughtful and personal gift that will surely be treasured.elmeiris garter

If you think she might be wearing a more full skirt where the garter wont show underneath then the world really is your oyster!

If she's a lover of all things vintage a classic lace garter would be a great choice, my personal favourite is the Sara, it's super soft and feminine and feels lovely to wear.sara garter

If she's a more is more girl then a decadent silk garter is probably her thing, the Iva garter comes in both gold and silver beading and the beautiful beaded chain makes it really luxurious.iva garter

If she's a no fuss lady but still wants something pretty then our tulle garters would be perfect. The Bluebell is a gorgeous choice, the blue flowers are great for getting in that little bit of 'something blue' tradition.

Bespoke

If you can't find anything here that you love but you have an idea of what she might want we can work with you to come up with a bespoke design and honestly we can't think of a more romantic wedding gift! We can do something simple such as change the colour of ribbon or beading or we can make you something completely unique. 

So what are you waiting for men? Your beautiful bride-to-be deserves a stunning garter, so start browsing here. We're always happy to answer any questions you have by phone or email so do get in touch!


Luna Samuels
Luna Samuels

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I currently live in the beautiful city of Bath with my lovely boyfriend and even more lovely cat, Mr Cheeks. I’m part of the making team here at Britten and when I’m not making beautiful things at work I’m probably making beautiful things at home or on the hunt for the best fish and chips in the land!