Dorothy Lime Garter
Spice & Entice!
Now you can really get things cookin’ in the kitchen! Adorably feminine and sexy, this leg garter fits a variety of sizes and features a satin bow. Coordinates beautifully with our glamour girl retro aprons, dish gloves, and pot holders for a complete vintage chic style.
♥ One Size Fits Most!
♥ 100% Cotton with a Satin Bow
♥ Measures 3” High
History and Traditions:
Garters are still often worn for fashion. There is a Western wedding tradition for a bride to wear a garter to her wedding, to be removed towards the end of the reception by the groom. This garter is not normally used to support stockings. This practice is often interpreted as symbolic of deflowering, though some sources attribute its origin to a superstition that taking an article of the bride’s clothing will bring good luck. In the Middle Ages, the groom’s men would rush at the new bride to take her garters as a prize.
Today, the practice of removing the bride’s garter is traditionally reserved to the groom, who will then toss the garter to the unmarried male guests. This is performed after the tossing of the bouquet, in which the bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulder to be caught by the unwed female guests. According to superstition, the lady who catches the bouquet and the man who catches the garter will be the next man and woman among those in attendance to be married (though perhaps not to each other). The ceremony often continues with the man who catches the garter obliged to place it on the leg of the lady who caught the bouquet. Traditionally, the pair are obliged to share the next dance.