A couple of weeks ago, I received a free Girly Go Garter (it was an audience giveaway at a talk show I was attending the taping of). The website describes the product as a “sexy, hands-free, pocketed garter that adheres to the upper thigh with silicone treads,” and boasts that it can “carry up to three pounds, even dancing.” It was created for girls on the go to use in lieu of a big purse, and is built to wear under a dress or skirt. I took my Girly Go Garter out for a spin yesterday while shopping – read on to see how it held up!
Putting It On
The Girly Go Garter is pretty self-explanatory – in contrast to other garters (which you would simply slip over the foot and up the leg), it attaches with velcro, and then stays put with silicone treads on the inside that prevent slippage back down the thigh. I found it to be really comfortable to put on, and it remained comfortable throughout the time I wore it (about 4 hours). I wanted to utilize all 4 pockets, so I put my cell phone, my debit card and ID, my key fob to my car, and some chapstick separately into the Girly Go Garter’s compartments. Everything fit inside perfectly (even my cell phone, which is an iPhone with a case); the material is soft and strong, and my stuff stayed put. Bonus: I felt a bit like a sexy spy with all that equipment strapped to my thigh. Rawr.
Bashful Girls Beware: Using the Girly Go Garter In Public
I’m guessing if you’re purchasing one of these, this won’t be a problem for you, but just in case: putting anything into or retrieving anything out of the Girly Go Garter in public may elicit some stares. You have to hike up your dress or skirt all the way to the top of the garter in order to gain access to anything in there (see picture of my leg above), and if people see you doing it, eyes will widen, as I learned the hard way. I was shopping at Goodwill for a dress to wear as a zombie for a film shoot I had coming up (that story for another day), and I realized once I had the dress in hand that I would have to get my debit card out somehow…oops! If you don’t relish the idea of exposing that much leg in public, though, a quick trip to the bathroom would solve this problem.
I’m really happy with this product. It’s probably not something I would have gone in search of, but now that I’ve used it, I know I’ll use it again. It stayed put and comfortable while I got in and out of my car and for a few hours of walking around, shopping, and trying on lots of clothes, all of this while the Girly Go Garter was chock full of stuff. I didn’t feel like my phone and other items were weighing it down at all. The only uncomfortable part of the whole ordeal was feeling naked without a purse! Only one word of warning – if you’re wearing a dress or skirt with thin or clingy material, anything lumpy you put in the garter is going to show through – if you’re worried about that, you can just put your cell phone/other bulky items toward your inner thigh to minimize visibility.
To see more pictures/order your Girly Go Garter (they have lots of fun colors!), go to www.girlygo garter.com (p.s. I was not asked to review this product; I’m doing it of my own volition. Girly Go Garter creator/fashion guru Andy Paige gave them out for free with a smile!)