- a pair of straps or bands passed over the shoulders to hold up trousers or a skirt
- Brit. garters for holding up stockings
- (US) A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off. (UK) Braces.
- (UK) Small straps, attached to a suspender belt, that hold up a woman's stockings. (US) Garters.