I went into this review unsure of what to expect. I had heard so many good things about Secrets In Lace garter belts, and I have been looking for a real, quality garter belt. The ones I already have just were not doing the job of standing up to a night out, and I was tired of being disappointed. Still, I have never really been drawn to any six-strap garter belt. Most seem big and utilitarian. When I asked Secrets In Lace for advice, they offered to send their Dominique garter belt for me to try, and I am thrilled to report back that this is one of the best pieces of lingerie I’ve worn in a long time! I feel enlightened in a way that can only be compared to the way I felt the first time I bought a real quality bra in my correct size. I can tell that this is a start of a new lingerie addiction for me, and I’m excited!
As soon as the package arrived at my door, I raced to try on my new garter belt. I looked in the mirror, and was relieved and pleased to find that it didn’t feel big or utilitarian at all! I felt very glamorous and classic (and secretly, I decided that it looks even better on me than it does on the model). I wore it out the very next night with Secrets in Lace’s Signature RHT (reinforced heel and toe) nylon stockings. I was thrilled to find that the both the stockings and garter belt stood up to a full night of walking, sitting, and climbing on a bar’s arcade games (as glamorous as I felt, the kid in me still found it impossible to resist those games!). I was absolutely comfortable all night, and not once did I worry about anything slipping or being out of place. The garter belt has a five secure hook and eye closures, and three columns for adjustment (like your bras). The metal garter grips didn’t move a bit once I secured them, and were a snap to adjust. I loved the little details worked into this supportive garter belt, like the hold-down threads that keep the ribbons in place. Honestly, I cannot think of one thing I disliked about my Dominique garter belt! In fact, as soon as I’m done writing this article I’m going to order the Intrigue, which is made from the same pattern. I can’t have only one of these in my wardrobe!
I fell just as hard for the stockings I wore with the belt. The vintage-style 100% nylon stockings are silky smooth, sheer, and made my legs look amazing! The ones I wore were the Secrets In Lace Signature RHT stockings, which are produced on a circular loom (so there is no backseam). If you want even more retro glamour, you can try their fully fashioned stockings, which I discussed in a previous article. One consideration when wearing nylon stockings is to realize that there is no lycra or spandex. Nailing down your fit may be a bit trickier because of this, and sometimes a long night may cause the stockings to fit differently around the knees and ankles over the hours. But really, experimentation is half the fun and you gain so much from nylon’s sheerness. I kept stealing glances in mirrors all night and smoothing my skirt more than I had to, just so I could touch my stockings again!
There are coordinated bullet bras, slips, camisoles, silk thongs, tap pants, and wraps in the Dominique Collection. You can find these, as well as many other beautiful garter belts and stockings at SecretsInLace.com. If you have any questions that I didn’t answer, just ask me in the forums!