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Where Should I Measure For My Wedding Garter?

Are you looking for a wedding garter, but are a little unsure if it will fit you properly? Or are you wondering where you should measure to make sure that your bridal garter will fit you just right? You’ve come to the right place! In my wedding garter 101 blog series I go through lots of different questions related to a wedding garter and where to measure on your leg to ensure that your garter fits you perfectly is a great – and common – question for brides.
I generally recommend that brides wear their wedding garter on either leg just above their knee. You don’t want to wear it too high so that the garter rubs on your other leg, but you don’t want to wear it too low that it will fall down. So, I’ve found that just above the knee tends to be that sweet spot for most brides. Once you get your garter, of course, you can move it up or down your leg depending on what feels good.
(And, yes, you read that correctly, you can wear your garter and either leg. It doesn’t matter if the garter is on the left or the right leg. Whatever works for you, is the correct placement!)
So back to measuring for the garter’s proper fit. Take a fabric or plastic tape measure and wrap it around where you think want to wear your garter. Generally, this is just above the knee. If you don’t have a tape measure, use a piece of string and then put the string against a ruler to get the proper length.
Most wedding garters will list a standard size or give an estimated length that it will fit. If your number falls within the recommended size, you should be good to go. If not, look for an adjustable garter or talk to the designer about making you a custom garter size. You can also look for plus or petite garter sizing.
I generally recommend that brides go for a size up for their garter. It is easier to deal with a garter that is a bit loose, instead of a garter that is too tight.
Does that help? Do you know where to measure for your wedding garter now? For more questions related to a wedding garter, be sure to check out all of the posts in my garter 101 blog series.


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