The True Story of the Debut of Nylon Stockings


The Nylon hosiery sensation of 1940 The story of how Nylon stockings shook the fashion world. Who created Nylons and the seismic impact they had on women. Up to 1940, the most a woman could expect of a three threaded silk stocking was about 150 hours of wear. A glamorous two-thread stocking might, with luck, …

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1940s War fashion – Liquid Stockings

New Leg makeup replaces nylon hosiery – 1940s fashion report for Glamourdaze The Girl in this picture has solved a problem. She has just completed a perfect make-up job on her bare legs. If she watches her step, keeps out of dirt and puddles, takes lukewarm showers ( but no baths ), these “liquid stockings …

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Christmas at Macys in 1948


Life photographer Nina Leen captures post war America at Yuletide – In the last four weeks before Christmas – R.H Macy of New York, the worlds largest store, goes through a ‘retailing blitz’. America’s Christmas shopping season officially starts the day after Thanksgiving, and a staff of 14,000 sets about furiously to work on selling …

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1940’s Wartime Fashion – Paint your own stockings!


1940’s War Fashion – Paint your own stockings! Q: What’s a 1940s wife more afraid of finding on her man than lipstick on his collar? A: Leg paint on his back! [Quote from Oak tree Vintage ] The Great Stocking Shortage. Nylon stockings exploded into the average American woman’s life in 1939, when Dupont began …

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1940’s Fashion – Betty’s Winter Wardrobe Plan 1948

Winter fashion wardrobe in 1948 – Following on from the earlier 1940’s Fashion – A Young Woman’s Wardrobe Plan from 1947. Now see the lavishly illustrated concise history of 1940’s fashion. Is your seasonal 1940s wardrobe just a haphazard collection of outfits thrown together, or a complete and harmonious set of carefully chosen garments that …

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