1940’s Fashion – How to wear Fully Fashioned Stockings

   The instructions for putting on Fully Fashioned Stockings !! That expensive kind which come apart after one night out. Vintage fully Fashioned Stockings [ with seams ] should be rolled right down to the toe before putting on. They should be rolled on gently and eased over the heel. They should then be rolled slowly up the leg and…

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1940’s Fashion – Womens Dress Style after the War

Women’s Dress Codes up to Christian Dior’s New Look – Follow up to Women’s Dress Code of the 1940’s – the War Years.  Now read the full Concise Illustrated History of 1940’s Women’s Fashion – 1940 to 1949. Click on the image below. If you are looking to quickly and easily recreate the 1940’s look for a party or some function,…

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1930’s Fashion – The invention of Nylon Stockings !

The invention of Nylon Stockings ! The story of nylon, and subsequently – nylon stockings began with a gentleman called Wallace Carothers, whose team at DuPonts chemical company, after ten years of research in the field of Polymers, produced a fiber that was to replace silk in many clothing garments.After his lab came up with dozens of polymide contenders, Carothers…

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1940’s fashion – Womens Dress Code in the War Years

1940s Clothing – Women’s Dress and Style– Now see the lavishly illustrated concise history of 1940s women fashion !! Also you can read a free e-publication World War Two Fashion – by Tia Craig . Just click on image below to download direct to your smartphone,tablet or desktop. Welcome to the main hub to several entertaining posts on 1940s fashion for women: –…

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Vintage Stockings – an image and film history

1920’s hosiery ad – illustrated by Coles Phillips. Vintage Stockings History and Archive films The story of how hosiery developed into such a uniquely feminine piece of apparel is largely to do with the developments in fiber. During the late 1800’s, the fibers used in hosiery changed over from woolen to cotton. By the early 1920’s, women’s stockings were almost…

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Vintage Fashion Stockings Film

The Invention of Nylon Stockings When Nylon arrived on the scene in the late 1930’s, it triggered what can only be described as a form of mass hysteria amongst women in the USA. During the Second World War – nylon was strictly rationed. Women even handed them in at war depots so that they could be used in – believe…

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