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Stockings Collection

Stockings first started appearing after the invention of the knitting machine in 1589 by Rev William Lee. In the early days they were known as hose and worn mainly by men. As hemlines of women’s dresses rose in the 1920s, women began to wear stockings over their exposed legs. These 1920s stockings were sheer, made first of silk or rayon, followed by nylon after 1940.

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Background imageStockings Collection: Womans hand inside silk stocking

Womans hand inside silk stocking
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1930s: Womans hand inside silk stocking

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman wearing lingerie, sitting on arm of chair, holding up pair of silk stockings

Woman wearing lingerie, sitting on arm of chair, holding up pair of silk stockings
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1930s: Woman wearing lingerie, sitting on arm of chair, holding up pair of silk stockings

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman in stockings sitting on chair, close-up of legs, (B&W), low section

Woman in stockings sitting on chair, close-up of legs, (B&W), low section
photography, black and white, Posing, Low section, Close-up, Black background, Sitting, Glamour, Sensuality, Elegant, Fashion, Old fashioned, Nostalgia, Past, Young Adult, Women, Young Women

Background imageStockings Collection: Hosiery Factory

Hosiery Factory
Female workers at a silk hosiery factory inspecting and mending hosiery, circa 1930. (Photo by Keystone/FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman asking a mans opinion of silk stockings

Woman asking a mans opinion of silk stockings
A bemused-looking middle-aged man being asked his opinion of a pair of silk stockings being held out to him by a young woman

Background imageStockings Collection: Silk Stockings Illustration

Silk Stockings Illustration
Stockings (also known as hose, especially in a historical context) are close-fitting, variously elastic garments covering the leg from the foot up to the knee or possibly part or all of the thigh

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman in derssing gown and silk stockings

Woman in derssing gown and silk stockings
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Woman in derssing gown and silk stockings

Background imageStockings Collection: Fashion Model Sitting on Armchair

Fashion Model Sitting on Armchair
A female fashion model wearing soft silk slit dress closed with a rope belt sitting on an armchair, circa 1950. (Photo by George Marks/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Leg Seams

Leg Seams
1926: A woman having a seam painted onto her leg, to make it appear that she is wearing stockings. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Legs of Woman Standing by Man Lying in a Bathtub

Legs of Woman Standing by Man Lying in a Bathtub

Background imageStockings Collection: Hand-Drawn Stockings

Hand-Drawn Stockings
Four women wearing their own design of stockings, which are actually drawn on their legs with charcoal. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Seamed Stockings

Seamed Stockings
1950: Open-backed shoes showing seamed stockings. (Photo by BIPS/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman with silk stockings fixes garter

Woman with silk stockings fixes garter
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Woman with silk stockings fixes garter

Background imageStockings Collection: Horses Eye View

Horses Eye View
December 1951: A pair of legs in seamed tights, a view of the principal boy as seen by the pantomime horse. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5642 - Brothers Under The Skin - pub

Background imageStockings Collection: Easy Retouch, Black and white, Photography, portrait, posing, looking away, front view

Easy Retouch, Black and white, Photography, portrait, posing, looking away, front view
Woman posing in corset and stockings (B&W), portrait

Background imageStockings Collection: black and white, photography, Rear view, Low section, Standing, Glamour, Sensuality

black and white, photography, Rear view, Low section, Standing, Glamour, Sensuality
Woman in stockings standing indoors, (B&W), low section

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman in evening wear pullin on silk stockings

Woman in evening wear pullin on silk stockings
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Woman in evening wear pullin on silk stockings

Background imageStockings Collection: Fancy Heel

Fancy Heel
15th November 1955: Stiletto heeled shoes with pointed toes.The heels are decorated and the shoes are worn with stockings with seams. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Stocking Show

Stocking Show
circa 1935: Stockings on display in a shop window. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageStockings Collection: Woman looking at hand mirror (B&W)

Woman looking at hand mirror (B&W)

Background imageStockings Collection: Stiletto Model

Stiletto Model
19th December 1953: Dancer and model Jeann Marsh modelling a pair of stiletto heels. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6833 - Hazards Of The Stiletto Heel - pub


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