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15th Jul '17 10:52:20 AM nombretomado
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For works prior to the 1950s, this was something of an EnforcedTrope, as American and European women simply wore stockings every day as part of their regular underwear.[[note]] In fact, stockings were such an expected part of woman's dress that when they became unavailable due to shortages of silk and nylon during WorldWarII, women simply drew a line up the back of their calves (imitating stocking seams), and occasionally even wore special makeup on their legs, to mimic their appearance.[[/note]] However, due to [[ValuesDissonance the strict moral standards of the day]] (of which UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is exemplar), scenes depicting the full ensemble with garters and all were uncommon in American movies (though more frequent in European films); however, there were exceptions to the rule for [[PlayedForLaughs using the trope for comedic purposes]], and things started loosening up in Hollywood movies during the 1950's. These days, they're considered [[AwesomeButImpractical inconvenient for daily wear]] (much like the corset was decades before), due to factors such as the widespread popularity of short skirts since the 1960's and the introduction of pantyhose during the same decade, but still frequently encountered for {{fanservice}} purposes or as a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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For works prior to the 1950s, this was something of an EnforcedTrope, as American and European women simply wore stockings every day as part of their regular underwear.[[note]] In fact, stockings were such an expected part of woman's dress that when they became unavailable due to shortages of silk and nylon during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, women simply drew a line up the back of their calves (imitating stocking seams), and occasionally even wore special makeup on their legs, to mimic their appearance.[[/note]] However, due to [[ValuesDissonance the strict moral standards of the day]] (of which UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is exemplar), scenes depicting the full ensemble with garters and all were uncommon in American movies (though more frequent in European films); however, there were exceptions to the rule for [[PlayedForLaughs using the trope for comedic purposes]], and things started loosening up in Hollywood movies during the 1950's. These days, they're considered [[AwesomeButImpractical inconvenient for daily wear]] (much like the corset was decades before), due to factors such as the widespread popularity of short skirts since the 1960's and the introduction of pantyhose during the same decade, but still frequently encountered for {{fanservice}} purposes or as a throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
29th Jun '17 12:04:45 AM PaulA
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* Creator/AngelinaJolie in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' hid knives in her garters.

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* Creator/AngelinaJolie in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' hid In ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', Jane Smith hides knives in her garters.
24th Jun '17 1:38:06 PM nombretomado
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* Ace in the DoctorWho adventure 'Curse of Fenric'. When fighting the haemovores on the church roof, her kicking leaves no doubt that she is wearing stockings instead of anachronistic tights [pantyhose]

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* Ace in the DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' adventure 'Curse "Curse of Fenric'.Fenric". When fighting the haemovores on the church roof, her kicking leaves no doubt that she is wearing stockings instead of anachronistic tights [pantyhose]
11th Jun '17 3:04:18 PM nombretomado
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%%* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.

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%%* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.''ComicBook/XXXenophile''.



* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.

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* Orgasm Lass from ''XXXenophile''.''ComicBook/XXXenophile''.
9th Jun '17 8:10:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* JayneMansfield, revealing herself to be wearing black stockings and suspenders attached to her corset when she undresses in her bedroom in an early scene in ''It Happened in Athens''.

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* JayneMansfield, Creator/JayneMansfield, revealing herself to be wearing black stockings and suspenders attached to her corset when she undresses in her bedroom in an early scene in ''It Happened in Athens''.
22nd May '17 12:38:19 AM ClockClockClock
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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons (before the HaysCode interfered). Now a days, Betty officially wears a yellow garter with a red heart design in the middle.

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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop's garter belt that she wears on her left thigh has become part of her signature look and was often used for comedic purposes in her early cartoons (before the HaysCode interfered). Now a days, Betty officially wears a yellow or white garter with a red heart design in the middle.
21st May '17 11:22:22 AM nombretomado
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When you see a StockingFiller scene in a PeriodPiece, check what kind of garter the actress is wearing to see if the costume department has been [[ShownTheirWork doing their research work properly]]. Before the late 19th century, stockings were customarily held up by round garters, ribbons of various materials, or even simply rolled up at or above the knee. Garter straps (also often called suspender straps) were introduced as attachments to corsets during [[VictorianBritain the Victorian Era]], and garter belts in the modern sense came along during TheRoaringTwenties as skirts got shorter and corsets fell out of fashion. Along with pantyhose, stockings with special elastic bands at the thighs were introduced during the 1960's. Also, thigh-length stockings were fairly uncommon before the late 19th century; most stockings were knee-length or extended just a couple of inches above the knee.

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When you see a StockingFiller scene in a PeriodPiece, check what kind of garter the actress is wearing to see if the costume department has been [[ShownTheirWork doing their research work properly]]. Before the late 19th century, stockings were customarily held up by round garters, ribbons of various materials, or even simply rolled up at or above the knee. Garter straps (also often called suspender straps) were introduced as attachments to corsets during [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain the Victorian Era]], and garter belts in the modern sense came along during TheRoaringTwenties as skirts got shorter and corsets fell out of fashion. Along with pantyhose, stockings with special elastic bands at the thighs were introduced during the 1960's. Also, thigh-length stockings were fairly uncommon before the late 19th century; most stockings were knee-length or extended just a couple of inches above the knee.
29th Apr '17 6:39:18 PM nombretomado
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* All of the Mew Mews from ''TokyoMewMew'' (the only exception being Mew Ringo from the games) wear a garter on one of their legs.

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* All of the Mew Mews from ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' (the only exception being Mew Ringo from the games) wear a garter on one of their legs.
18th Mar '17 11:35:42 AM nombretomado
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* Maggie [=DuBois=] (NatalieWood) in ''Film/TheGreatRace'' [[ShowSomeLeg shows her legs in a fancy black, elaborately-patterned silk stocking]] to her editor to get him to allow her to cover the titular race.

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* Maggie [=DuBois=] (NatalieWood) (Creator/NatalieWood) in ''Film/TheGreatRace'' [[ShowSomeLeg shows her legs in a fancy black, elaborately-patterned silk stocking]] to her editor to get him to allow her to cover the titular race.



* Lily (Creator/MilaKunis) in ''Film/BlackSwan'' is shown wearing black garters in her sex scene with Nina (NataliePortman).

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* Lily (Creator/MilaKunis) in ''Film/BlackSwan'' is shown wearing black garters in her sex scene with Nina (NataliePortman).(Creator/NataliePortman).
14th Mar '17 5:49:06 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''MoulinRouge''

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%%* ''MoulinRouge''''Film/MoulinRouge''
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