Girls at certain schools purchase prom garters (similar to those worn by brides at weddings) to wear to prom. When prom begins, the girls will give their garter to their date to wear around their arm, and the guy will frequently keep the garter. At some point after the dance, the girl can sell her garter on eBay.
For those who don't want to spend money on a garter, there are a few options available. Some stores that sell gowns will let you rent one of their girdles for a small fee. These usually come in sizes 6-12 and have elastic around the waist and legs. They are not as attractive as rented tuxes or suits, but they will do in a pinch.
Some prom guests may also have purchased plastic garter straps. These are thin strips of material with plastic hooks on each end. The guest wears them like regular stockings and removes them when she gets into bed at night. In the morning, she throws them away.
Last but not least, some people choose to wear regular underwear under their gown. This is acceptable at most schools - although some dress codes do require you to wear something else under your gown.
The Function of a Prom Garter She can retain it as a memento, present it to her date, or, at certain schools, have a garter dance. When a female does a garter dance, she removes her garter and throws it into a swarm of waiting men. The man who catches the garter wins a dance with the female.
The History of Garters
Garters have been used for many centuries as a form of restraint for women's feet. They were first introduced in Europe during the Renaissance period when women began to wear stocking underneath their dresses. Prior to this time, women simply wore their bare legs out in the community.
Originally, garters were made from ribbon or cord that was tied around the leg, just above the heel. But over time, they became more commonly made from material such as leather or silk. They also may be made from metal if you are wearing stockings with buckled garters. In today's world, plastic is used instead. There are two types of plastic garters: seamless and strap-style.
Why would someone want to wear a garter on their leg? Women have worn them because they provide support and comfort to the foot while walking or standing. Some claim that they feel less self-conscious in clothes that include garters because they give the appearance of being covered up. Others say that it symbolizes that a woman is not alone if she is married.
A prom garter indicates that a young man and lady are together as a pair. The lady hands her date the garter, which he wears on the upper half of his arm for the rest of the evening. In exchange, the young guy lends his necktie to his date, who wears it. This is a traditional gesture at a prom ceremony when two teenagers pledge their love for one another.
The tradition dates back to the early 20th century, when college students would wear their school colors in the form of a tie or button hole. A girl would give her boyfriend a red rose or garter belt (which was once made from real leather) as a gift, in order for him to give her other gifts later on. Today, these items can be replaced with more practical gifts such as t-shirts or key chains. However, a woman will still give her date a flower arrangement as per tradition.
In conclusion, a prom garter is a symbol of commitment between a young man and woman. They gift each other by wearing their school colors on their arms as a sign of friendship and romance. The garter is given away in advance so that the recipient has time to prepare themselves for the occasion.
The Function of a Prom Garter A high school girl attending prom, like a bride on her wedding day, will wear the garter on her right leg, just above the knee. Unlike the wedding tradition, however, the girl is expected to remove the prom garter herself. If she loses it during the night, then she may put it back on in the morning before going to school.
Prom garters are often made of leather or plastic and feature a metal ring at one end for attaching the string. The other end of the string can be tied to the ring or left loose.
Some girls choose to wear their garter as a symbol of love and devotion for their boyfriend/s. This display of affection may include writing his/her name on it with lipstick or jewelry.
Other girls choose not to wear their garter at all. They believe that wearing a garter on one leg is restrictive and uncomfortable.
Still others choose to wear their garter on both legs, representing fidelity to themselves as well as their dates.
For many young women, wearing a garter is an exciting experience that requires careful planning. In addition to choosing a style that fits properly, they should also think about what to write on the garter. Does she want him to see her handwriting? What colors should she use?
The lady hands her date the garter, which he wears on the upper half of his arm for the rest of the evening. In exchange, the young guy lends his necktie to his date, who wears it.
Alternatives Because prom garters have certain negative connotations (e.g., sexual promiscuity), alternatives to prom garters might be considered. Alternatives include exchanging a flower pin and corsage, reserving the first or last slow dance for only the prom date, or exchanging class rings.