Suspender Clip Industrial Garter Belt
Measurements & Sizes
|US Women||5 – 7½||8½ – 10||10½ – 14|
|US Men||3½ – 6||7 – 8½||9 – 12|
|EUR||35 – 38||39 – 42||43-46|
|UK Women||2½ – 5||6 – 7½||8 – 11½|
|UK Men||3 – 5½||6½ – 8||8½ – 12|
|Sizes are approximate. See the Sizing Tips tab on a product's page for detailed fit information about that product.|
Most of the styles we offer are labeled “one size fits most”, as this is often the only option available to us from our suppliers. Please see the Sizing Tips tab on a product's page for detailed fit information about that product.
Each style is listed with the label’s sizing, supplemented by our own experience in testing the socks, if we find that extra information to be useful or different from the label. We encourage you to drop us a line with your measurements if you’re having trouble figuring out what will work best for you. Check out this Sock Journal post for tips on which measurements we need!
Sock sizing is an odd thing, and after all these years, we still don’t have it fully figured out… When a label says “size 9-11”, it doesn’t necessarily mean shoe size. This range is typically intended to fit US women’s shoe sizes 4-11 or something close to that, but we all know that isn’t always true! Then there’s the labeling that covers your height and weight, but everybody’s weight is distributed differently, so this is not much help either. Unfortunately, we have found it very difficult to find socks or stockings that stretch over 23 inches, even when custom made (although many of our Dreamer Socks will now fit beyond that!). Cotton is easiest to stretch and can be further loosened by wetting the fabric and pulling the tops occasionally as they dry.
Kids Sizes: This is a newer area for us, and there is limited information about whom these smaller socks are meant to fit. Feel free to give us your feedback based on personal experience or working knowledge, and we’ll continue to upgrade this growing section!
Smaller Feet: Feet smaller than about a women’s size 7 can find the average sock to be too loose, but they often fit into kids sizes. We’ve had many of our house brand DreaM Stockings made in smaller versions to fit the petite-footed among us. (We also have options for Larger Feet, as well as a category for Tube-Style socks that will fit any size foot!)
Men’s Sizes: A size larger than the standard women’s range, these are usually labeled for men’s shoe size 10-13 and often fit men’s U.S. shoe sizes 8-12 best. (When converting women’s sizes to men’s, just subtract two, e.g. women’s 11 = men’s 9).
Plus Size: This is generally a larger version of the industry standard “one size”. Keep in mind that every person is shaped differently, and that will affect your results with fit more than any weight limit. Our best advice is to try things out, measure your legs, read the sizing tips on the product, and keep your expectations as realistic as possible. We strive to provide accurate sizing information for each and every style listed on our website– just scroll down to the “Sizing Tips” section of any product page to see information from our own in-house tests.
If you need to convert shoe sizes, we have a post in the Sock Journal all about Sock Math! And as always, if you have questions about a specific style, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer based on our own personal experience and the feedback we’ve received from other customers.
There's a new garter belt in town, and it plans on keeping your socks up! A no-nonsense black elastic garter belt with four sturdy suspender clips that will clamp down on the thickest stockings. Made for Sock Dreams in the USA, this is the newest version of our exclusive style!
Heavy woven elastic, reinforced stitching on 1 inch leg strips, non-rust, nickel-plated garter clips and Velcro®closure
Hand wash cold, hang to dry.
It looks like the straps, at their longest setting but unstretched, are about 8 inches long, 9 inches including the clip. We were able to stretch them out to about 14 inches (15 counting clip) but we're not sure if they'd stay stretched that far when you actually have them on. You can always shorten them to about 5.5 inches, including the clip. For more information on garter clips and what socks they work with, see our Sock Journal entry What is a Garter Clip?
The measurements below are for the unstretched waistband, with five inch Velcro closures completely overlapped. Each size can be adjusted by overlapping the Velcro® less, for up to 4 additional inches.
Extra Large: 43 inches waistband, adjustable to 47 inches unstretched. 10 inch long suspender straps. Fit 55 inch waist perfectly!
Large: 37 inches waistband, adjustable to 41 inches unstretched. 10 inch long suspender straps.
Medium:32 inches waistband, adjustable to 36 inches unstretched. 9 inch long suspender straps.
Small: 24 inches waistband, adjustable to 28 inches unstretched. 9 inch long suspender straps.
What size will work best for you depends on where you'd like to wear it. Go for a size larger if you prefer wearing your garter belt lower, on your hips.
There are four clips total, two for the front of your socks and two for the back!