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1940s Stockings, Nylons, Knee Highs, Tights, Pantyhose

1940s Stockings

1940s stockings

1940s stockings later called nylons were nude colored with a matching nude seam up the back. The nude was a shade darker than natural skins tone or for a sunkissed look.  1940s stockings were held up with garters and made of silk (very expensive), rayon (affordable) or cotton (affordable but not pretty.) They lacked stretch making requiring them to be sewn into the shape of the leg, called Fully fashioned. The black or nude stocking with back seam emerged briefly in the early 40s and again in the very late 1940s along with a few nude stocking with colored seams such as blue or red. Nurses and other white uniformed positions wore thick white stockings as did young girls. Most teens and women during the war wore white or colored socks and only wore stockings on special occasions.

Learn the history of 1940s stockings here and shop below for 1940s style seamed stockings, nylons, knee highs, pantyhose, and socks. Pantyhose and tights came about in the 1960s but you can still wear them under your 1940s dress or skirt (no one will know!)

1940s Seamed Stockings

 

Shop 1940s backseam stockings, nylons, tights, and pantyhose at VintageDancer.com

Shop 1940s backseam stockings, nylons, tights, and pantyhose

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  1. Excellent source for our local museum and its authenticity helps facts and signage to give our public correct information

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