Since I posted those white stockings last week, I thought I might follow up with an ad showing the colors available in 1958. Stocking makers had experimented with color in the heels, toes and seams of stockings in the early 1950s, but 1958 seems to be the year they tried to sell stockings to match one’s dress or skirt. I’m a bit too young to remember what women were wearing in 1958, but somehow I can’t picture colored legs. But that was the time of the horrible sack dress, so who knows? Anybody?
Helanca was a type of nylon yarn developed by a Swiss company. It was seen mainly in tights, leotards and sweaters.