Vintage stockings from the 1920s to the 1950s were worn every day by all women. Bare legs were shunned, even during WWII, when a silk stocking shortage required many women to stain their legs and draw on seams with a pencil. Most seamed stockings were fully fashioned — that is they were sewn in the shape of the leg instead of the modern stretch fit.
Vintage seamed stockings were made of minimal-stretch silk, cotton, wool, and nylon. Up until the 1960s, stockings were only thigh high and held up with garters. In the 1930s and 1940s, natural skin tone with matching seams were what women wore while the 1950s saw nude or dark nylons with black seams. Cuban heel designs were popular throughout all the years.
Get the look you need with one of these seamed stockings (you can cheat and wear seamed pantyhose too):
Vintage Seamed Stockings