For anyone who works with lingerie, one question crops up daily, mainly from women who are fairly new to wearing stockings and suspender belts. Being honest, it is a perfectly understandable question.
The question: 'Do I wear my pants under my suspender belt, or over it?
Why do we get asked? The answer to this lies with the lingerie designers. When designing a lingerie outfit, it is standard practice to photograph the pants underneath the belt, meaning the suspender belt can be seen in all its glory. So, anyone buying a suspender belt sees the image of a model with 'briefs under belt'. However, once worn this way, ladies soon find that it can be quite tricky to visit the ladies room! Hence the question.
Real life, however, has almost all women wearing their pants and briefs above their suspender belt, making visits to the ladies a simple affair.
As with everything in life, there are exceptions to this rule...and that exception is the girdle.
A girdle will often be longer than a suspender belt, so your pants, or briefs, won't be able to go on top in this instance (they can pull the girdle and create bulges). Simply put, wearing a girdle often involves some unclipping of belt clasps when visiting the ladies room. So why wear a girdle? There are various reasons really, you may be after a traditional vintage look, or would like the benefits a girdle can bring to your figure, holding you in at all the right places.
There is also the situation where you could wear your briefs on top of the suspender belt, but the belt is just so pretty that it would be a shame to have it covered up by your briefs. In that instance, it is anyones call as to the best policy!
As with anything in life, you should do what makes you feel the most confident.
P.S. One solution to this problem is to wear openable knickers. In fact, we decided we would design and make our own, and you can now get the Mayfair Savannah Open Knickerson the store. These let you wear your knickers either on top of, or underneath, your suspender belt - and still be able to go to the loo, or look good in the boudoir!