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Historically, garter belts provided a function -- to keep your stockings from falling down. (Remember, these were the days before elastic.) Even men wore garters around their calves to keep their socks up! These days, the sexy garter belt is just about the only one we think of when we hear the phrase. These come in several alluring fabrics and colors, and are usually used to seduction, not function!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|