Coveting Sock Garters

My slight obsession with underwear as outerwear is steadily growing. I’ve gone beyond the obvious slips, lace and bralets and I’m in search of subtle ways of introducing this trend into, well pretty much any outfit! Sock garters by SWANclothing seem to be the perfect remedy. I stumbled upon them while browsing on Fashion Toast and I think it’s safe to say I’ve fallen in lust. 

Traditional sock garters or suspenders were originally worn by men to stop their dressing socks from slipping down and bunching. However, the invention elastic allowed for socks which *shock horror* stay up by themselves meant that sock garters became less commonplace. 

SWANclothing sock garters started as a bit of a whim. I believe the original creations were slightly more traditional mid-calf level garters however, the ones I saw on Fashion Toast were thigh level. They look absolutely perfect for both my underwear as outerwear obsession as well as my hosiery addiction. My OTK socks could use some extra detailing to stop them from looking boring, and I have a ton of brightly coloured tights which I’ve gone off but would look amazing if I lopped off the top and had something to hold them up with. They are handmade and I love the metal swan detail, I am so ordering these by the end of this week. I just need to figure out if I want classic black or pale pink….

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. thefatandskinnyonfashion
    May 25, 2010 / 10:04 pm

    Thats a cute idea. Kinda sexy in a coy way too.

  2. Y
    May 25, 2010 / 10:09 pm

    Never even thought twice (in face, perhaps not once) about sock garters! But this is interesting..hmmmoh here's the nasty part of my comment to match your regular trolls: you look like a toilet!!! hahahaha xx

  3. Kb
    May 26, 2010 / 1:46 am

    These are so cool and would look lovely on you!Kb from I Want You To Know

  4. FashionJazz
    May 26, 2010 / 9:26 am

    They are gorgeous! I love them! Have a lovely Wednesday xxx

  5. Juliet
    May 26, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    Those are so beautiful!juliet xxx

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