Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Trending ~ Suspender Garter Leggings.

Something I have been seeing a lot of and really liking recently are suspender or garter or cut out leggings (depending on who you ask). I always loved suspender tights when they came out (who doesn't have a pair of those amazing Henry Holland ones?), so I suppose suspender leggings was always going to be a natural progression. I've been searching for a decent but affordable pair, since some of the ones I have found (mainly Black Milk) are way out of my price range. I thought I would share with you the options I have found.

suspender garter chap leggings tights graphic print black milk
Black Milk ~ £63.67
They have a crazy selection, starting with classic black in matte or wet look to loads of gorgeous and weird prints including lots of different, but equally gorgeous galaxy ones. They are the most expensive of the lot, but I always hear really good things about the quality of Black Milk Leggings and their prints are generally amazing. Even their plain metallic look like liquid silver and gold.

suspender garter chap leggings tights stripped tie dye velvet mesh nasty gal
Nasty Girl ~ £31.48 to £40.67
They also offer matte, wet look and mesh in black as well as a few other black and white options and these awesome velvet tie dye ones! I also found some with ties instead of clasps, which is pretty cute for a more laid back boho look. I thought the buttons instead of clasps was interesting, although I don't know if I would wear them, they make me think of old style pyjamas...or maybe that's just me.

suspender garter chap leggings tights affordable wet look missguided cheap black milk dupe
Missguided ~ £19.99
I bought the leggings on the right (£14.99) and unfortunately they are a bit disappointing. There was only metal grips at the front - the backs were just plain, the material was very thin and the actual leg of the legging is very short. Sad times since these are so affordable. However, recently this new pair on the left has been added and they are much better, with grips on both sides and thicker looking material, much more like Black Milk (which they are clearly trying to dupe) - I'm tempted to buy a pair, since they are just so much cheaper!

suspender garter chap leggings tights velvet stripped widow goth
Widow ~ £44.89
As well as offering plain black and stripped, Widow also offer a crushed velvet option in both black and burgundy, and as we all know I am very partial to a bit of velvet. The question is, which colour? Or I should I just go beetlejuice?

suspender garter chap leggings tights lace turquoise teal purple lipgloss and black etsy
Lipgloss and Black ~ £39.52 just for shorts
Ooohh, so many things I want! I love the unique and interesting variation on a theme with their side suspenders. Lipgloss and Black also sell the classic design in a few different colours, although be warned that some of the listings are just for the suspender shorts, and you have to buy the leggings separately, this means that actually if you want to get a matching set it turns out pretty expensive.

suspender garter chap leggings tights affordable cheap black milk dupe
Fabulous Dresses ~ £24.35 - £54.12
These guys make the plain black as well as a few other fun prints, including the USA flag. I'm oddly drawn to the dollar print and obviously the lovely planet print. Some of the cheaper pairs are really good considering Black Milk does a metallic version and they are much more expensive. 

suspender garter chap leggings tights graphic print poprageous black milk dupe
Poprageous ~ £62.46
These guys also sell a crazy range of patterns, comparable to Black Milk. They also have galaxy prints as well as a gas mask damask (yes, you did read that right, and it is as awesome as it sounds), camo and some others. I think my favourite is a draw between the octopus print and the floating fedora hat print. I suppose because the prints are so amazing looking the price is only marginally less than Black Milk.
They're also currently offering $10 (£6.63) off their leggings with the code: POPRAGE4EVA!

suspender garter chap leggings tights metallic pink hot lip service
Lip Service ~ £42.29
From what I can find Lip Service offers only this amazing pair of metallic hot pink garter leggings, but they are pretty damn awesome. There's something about hot pink at the moment that is really appealing, and metallic is definitely in at the moment. If you're a bit cyber goth inclined then these are the pair for you!

Just Plain Black
Here's just a selection of a few more places where you can find just plain black suspender leggings, some of which have a slight variation:
Dark Moon Boutique ~ £37.18 (the grips are heart shaped! Such a cute little twist!)
Kalypso Blue ~ £25.71 (just basic, wet look suspender leggings black)
Lazy Oaf ~ £45 (with little mickey mouse hands instead of grips - you've probably seen them before)
Oasap ~ £29.44 (they also do a burgundy velvet like the Widow leggings)

Alternatively, if you want an even cheaper option, you can always try making your own, using some leggings, grips (cheap off ebay) and this really neat DIY how-to video from Youtube, I'm pretty tempted to make some myself.
Let me know which was your favourite take on the suspender legging; do you like the classic black or maybe the graphic prints? And also link any other brands that I have missed out. Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Oh I really like the red velvet ones, it's a shame they're so expensive!


    1. Ack, I know. Although the OASAP ones are a bit cheaper for the same style.

  2. I love the look of these but don't know whether I'd be brave enough to wear them out. I really should just bite the bullet and try something new though :)
    Just found your blog through Fashion Rocks My Socks, I'm a new follower! x


    1. You should go for it! At least try some and take them back if you feel they're not your thing?
      :) thanks for the follow!

  3. Realy love those! I hadn't seen them beofre!!! <3
    Rhiannon sent me, followed :)

  4. I haven't seen them before, it is so cool.


  5. I'm in love with the top middle ones!!!!

    Mind checking out my blog?


  6. Those leggingsare a little more extreme than the ones I bought from hue.com


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