The bride's garter is cousin to the girdle of Venus.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Imagine Venus's girdle transformed into a "straight front"!
"The Voice of the City" by O. Henry
Chamisso got it near Behring's Straits and thought that it was more nearly allied to "Venus's Girdle," a Coelenterate.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell