Why the heck should you (I’m assuming that if you’re reading this article you’re a lady) wear a garter belt outside of the bedroom? There’s a multitude of reasons, but for me it simply started with my weight and body type preventing me from wearing most tights comfortably.
Do you all know about support (aka compression) stockings? What’s the link between this and cosplay you might wonder?
Support stockings are specialized hosiery that apply graduated pressure to your legs and feet and help your body pump the blood back towards the heart. They come in different levels of compression, but unless you have medical problems you only need to use light to moderate compression (15-20 mm-Hg). This level of compression helps relieve pain and swelling in the feet which happen when you stand for long periods of time.
(YES, I AM POSTING ABOUT UNDERWEAR! HAHA!)
I’m a little bit obsessed with shapewear and have tried a few over the years. I’ve mostly stuck with corsets and Rago’s waist cinchers because they have worked well for my body type and the shape I want from shapewear.