Black ruffled garter belt - garterbelt by Coquette - review by sktb0007

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Pretty... Except the Tail

The Holiday Ruffled Garter Belt by Coquette is really nice! The mesh ruffles are soft so the belt is not heavy or bulky. It is well made and looks fabulous. The only issue that I had with the belt is the closure at the centre back. If you need the belt to be the tightest possible fit, the strap dangles because it is not detachable. I really like the belt so I'm going to just end up cutting it off.
Published:
Pros:
Gorgeous, soft, comfortable, stretchy, adjustable width, quality, well made.
Cons:
Adjustable strap closure is not detachable and dangles like a tail at the centre back.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
The Holiday Ruffled Garter Belt by Coquette is available in size XL and one-size-fits-most. I had purchased the XL. The XL is actually the OS/XL, but I’ll get into the differences between the two later in my review.

The garter belt arrived in a plastic bag. There were no images on the bag and the only text was on a small barcode sticker. The sticker states the product name, size, and colour. There is a cardboard tag attached to the belt that has a few images of a model wearing the belt and states the colour, size, product name, company name, and website. The packaging is not ideal for storing the belt. I just keep mine with my stockings in a drawer.

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The belt is 80% nylon and 20% spandex. The waistband, as well as the material of the belt, is stretchy. The ruffles are made of a soft mesh material. The material of the belt is not sheer and does not become sheer the more it is stretched. The entire belt is black in colour. The only non-black coloured part of the belt is the silver coloured clasps at the end of each garter strap. The length of the belt, from the top of the waistband to the top of the garter strap is approximately 5 ¾ inches. The belt, down the centre front, measures approximately 3 ½ inches in length.

There are 4 garter straps in total: 2 in the front and 2 in the back. They are not detachable. The straps are made of elastic so they are super stretchy. They are also adjustable in length with a little tab, similar to how you’d adjust a bra strap. The straps can be adjusted from 5 ¾ to 9 ¾ inches in length and that is not including the stretch they have. Each strap is approximately 3/8 of an inch wide. The bottom of each strap has a plastic clasp that hooks onto the rubber backing. There is a black ribbon sitting over the clasp as decoration.

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The belt has 4 layers of mesh ruffle that go all the way around the belt. The first layer sits just beneath the waistband, which is 5/8 of an inch in length. Each ruffle is just less than 1 inch in length. There are an additional two rows of ruffles above each garter strap. This is the area where the belt dips downwards into a “V” shape. These ruffles are the same length as the others. With the ruffles being a soft mesh material, the belt is not heavy and it isn’t bulky. You could wear the garter belt beneath clothing if you wanted to. I personally wouldn’t because I have other garter belts for that purpose. I purchased this to wear in the bedroom for my partner.

The thing that I found odd about the belt was the closure. There is a bra-like strap that sits horizontally at the centre back of the belt. You can tighten or loosen the belt by adjusting the little tab on the strap. If you’ve tightened the strap as much as it can be tightened, the waistband width measures 17 ¾ inches, not stretched. When the strap is loosened as much as it can be the width measures 19 ½ inches, not stretched. When I stretched the waistband as much as I could (when the strap was loosest), the width measured approximately 36 inches.

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What really threw me about this closure is that there is a little hole to put the end of the strap through, which makes it the tightest fit possible, but then you’re left with a dangling strap at the centre back. The strap is not detachable and there is no pocket or anything to keep the strap from dangling. So basically you’re left with a dangling tail. I’ve added photos below so you can better understand what I’m talking about. I suppose you could cut the strap off if you need it to be the tightest fit possible, but it’s odd that you’d have to. When the closure is done up like this, the width measures 16 ¼ inches not stretched and 28 inches stretched as much as I could.

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Experience
...continued

As I had mentioned in the beginning of the review, this garter belt is not an XL. The tag states that it is OS/XL. If you take a look at Coquette’s size chart, you’ll see that there are a few differences between the two. The OS/XL gives a suggested weight bracket of 170-200lbs and a suggested hip measurement of 42-50 inches. The suggested hip measurement for the XL is only 42-46 inches. So with the OS/XL, you’ve got a bit more wiggle-room. I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the suggested weight bracket since it really depends on where you hold the weight.

I weighed in the high 160’s last time I checked and my hip measurement is 41 ½ inches. I found the belt to fit me best when I had the dangling tail (the strap). I didn’t experience any muffin top because the waistband is really stretchy. The belt stayed up on my hips when I had the strap connected but it would slide down a bit when I walked about because the stockings pulled on the garter straps (which pulled the belt). If I lost just a little bit of weight, I’d have to get the OSFM. The reason why I typically get the XL rather than the OSFM is because the OSFM is usually too tight and uncomfortable on me. If you’re in between sizes, I suggest going with the smaller of the two.

The material is really soft and comfortable. I didn’t experience any issues with skin irritation while wearing the belt. The quality of the belt is excellent and well made. The care tag states that the belt should be hand washed only and hung to dry. I’ve given the belt a 4 out of 5 because I think it’s gorgeous, comfortable, and well made. I had deducted one star because of the odd closure. I really don’t like the bra-strap style closure and the fact that it is not detachable, leaving you with a tail. I’m going to just cut the strap off.
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    • Anyone
    • Can be worn during intercourse
    • Can be worn under clothing
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    • Anywhere
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    • Travel friendly
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    • Bottom half of body
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  • sktb0007
    sktb0007  
    Thanks everyone for reading! ImaGodiva, they actually have a few pairs of ruffle panties here at EF that have the same mesh ruffle! Maybe you own the same ones? They are here: [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sexy-lingerie/sexy-panties/blue-and-white-ruffle-panty]
  • kanida
    kanida  
    Great review and thanks for the pictures!
  • lzee
    lzee  
    Thank you
  • apple4me
    apple4me  
    Thank you for this!The pictures are great!
  • Tbanda
    Tbanda  
    Thank you
  • sktb0007
    sktb0007  
    You're all very welcome!
  • ShinySuicide
    ShinySuicide  
    Great review and pics!
  • Mitzuki
    Mitzuki  
    Thanks for the review!!
  • sktb0007
    sktb0007  
    Thanks for reading!
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    SecretKinksters  
    Great review!
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    darkkitty  
    Excellent review!
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    Extremely useful review, thanks! I love all the detail & pix!
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    cowboywill87  
    Nice job!
  • leilani
    leilani  
    perfect as always
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    tami  
    thanks for the review
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