These sock garters by Etsy artisan 'TheSockGirl' remind me of thigh corsets. They feature the same lace-up back that a corset does, and they have the potential to be significantly more restrictive than plain old sock garters.
These garters--let's face it, they're thigh corsets--reflect a growing interest in old-school men's sock garters for women. Check out some garter-loving features from Trend Hunter's archives below.
Implications - With gender distinctions regarding style becoming more and more blurred, fashion is fusing traditionally separate styles between the sexes. With this in mind, companies should consider how conventionally masculine or feminine products can be fused to incorporate gender patterns from each. By doing so, consumers are more likely to recognize a distinction of modernity within the commodity.