The British versions have six to eight straps (or belts), while the American versions have four straps. The Brits call theirs "suspenders," we Americans call them garters. I call them HOTT! Designed to hold up nylons or stockings, they help the female legs look more sensuous and erotic, they accentuate the hips, waist and ass; in short, any woman looks FYNE as hell in them. Whether legal age (young girl), MILF or older, probably the second most desired accessory that men want to see women wear after the corset is the garter. Ladies, show us brothers how sexy you are in YOUR garters. Panties are optional, of course!