Happy Thursday Swimwear and Lingerie Fans.

Pardon me if my writing is all crooked and jiggly, I’m busy doing my “…it’s almost the weekend dance, it’s almost the weekend dance…”

I’m so ridiculously excited to do NOTHING!!! Well, not nothing… but sew up some new knickers I’ve been designing and just dying to get to. Funny how the weekends always get full of things to do and commitments that never leave time for our hobbies and fun things. Well, I decided that this weekend was going to be about doing some of the things I want to do, so I deliberately said “No” to everything.

Politely of course…

Okay, enough about my plans… today is, after all, Fitting Tip Thursday, and today I am answering the almighty question of…

What is the difference between a 4 and a 6 suspender garter belt?

Let’s just get some illustrative pictures so we know what we’re talking about okay? These are 4 strap garters, they have a strap on the front of each leg and another strap on the back.

Okee? Got the visual? Great, this one is here a 6 strap garter. One strap on the front of each leg, one on the outside of each leg and finally one strap on the back of each leg.

Did you catch the difference there? Got a good feel for the two types? Let’s continue then shall we?

…and the answer is….

A 4 suspender garter belt has 4 points of contact with your stockings and a 6 suspender garter belt has 6 points of contact. Therefore the chief difference is greater control.

Phew, feel better now that you know the answer?

Nah, I’m just kidding, there are more differences. Four belt garters have plenty of control, so don’t go thinking they’re the loosey, goosey cousin. They do a fine job and they are sometimes more appropriate because there is less to show through light or flimsy material.

The 6 strap garter belts always look a little more dominatrix-ish and control-ish to me. I love the powerful feeling that they give too!

Basically, it all comes down to choice. Do you want to feel all girly and delicate or do you want to feel like a super her? Frankly, I think there is a time and a place for both, so I would recommend having a few of each. After all, a girl loves to have choices.