Your legs are lovelier in nylons.
Just not those nylons! Whoever thought that white stockings were attractive either flunked the eye exam or failed the aesthetics test. Or maybe their mother was a nurse, and they associated all that was good with bright, white legs.
White stockings were not new in 1958. They were commonly worn with the pretty white dresses of the Edwardians and into the 1920s. But when sheer, more natural stockings of silk and rayon became available, the old fashioned white (and black) cotton stockings were headed toward the old clothes trunk in the attic.
In the late 1950s the nylon companies did a short stint of experimenting with color in stockings. I’ve seen numerous features in the magazines of the time, but I don’t think they caught on. At least they disappeared from view in magazines until the Mod 1960s.
Fashion loves you (and so does he!) in today’s beautiful nylons. They’re so flattering. So feminine. So come-hither. And this spring, the mere touch of a tone makes all the difference.
But SO wrong.