Dottie’s Delights Spring/Summer 2014 ‘Richards Collection’
Photography: Kimberly Capriotti
Model: Maddison Quinn
Hair & Make-Up: Jen Bean
Styling: Stephanie Foley
Location: The Richards House Bed & Breakfast, Dubuque Iowa
Please don’t remove the credits.
Okay yes, super awesome collection or what have you, but SERIOUSLY, I HOPE EVERYONE WHO SEES THESE PHOTOS UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS NOT HOW YOU FUCKING WEAR GARTERS.
I wear garters and stockings on the regular, and if you try to wear them like this, you will inevitably have a super dupes awkward time in the ladies’ when you need to pee. Garters are worn under your panties, which yes makes getting dressed in the morning sort of hilariously kinky until you find a pair of Jockeys to put on (and while I am totally appreciative of ladies who can pull off the whole coordinated-garter-undies-and-bra look, my only criteria for undies is that they don’t have holes in them).
The thing that I don’t get is why showing a garter-and-undies set correctly is so fucking difficult for photographers and style magazines and what have you. This picture makes the garters look weird and baggy; showing them with the undies placed properly would give the whole silhouette more definition.
In short: there were multiple ladies doing this shoot and they still fucked it up. I’m almost impressed.
Actually garter belts can be wore either way. Using the facilities isn’t any more awkward if you wear the belt on the outside because you can just pull the belt down to your thighs with your panties. The only time things get a bit weird is if you’re wearing one-piece shapewear with garter tabs. Then you have to undo all the tabs and redo them after. It’s a huge pain in the ass but gets easier with practice.
I think the problem I have with this particular collection is that the fitting on the garter belt is loose and baggy. Is it an issue with the fabric? Improperly fitted? Maybe it was designed for a model with wider hips or more belly. The way it’s gaping makes me think it would be really impractical to wear for anything that’s not sexy-times. Personally I think I’d be fidgety and uncomfortable, but then I prefer belts that double as shapewear so any bagging would drive me batty.
Those stockings are gorgeous though.