Trimfit Net Stockings Inspired by Twiggy, 1967

Twiggy was the Mod “It Girl” of the mid 1960s, and as such her name and image were in great demand.   She was discovered early in 1966 after having her hair cut short. The hairdresser then had professional photos made of her showing off the new cut which were displayed in his salon.  A newspaper reporter saw the photos and then did a feature about Twiggy.  By November of that year she had her own line of clothes and was working on other products that featured her name and image.

Twiggy came to the US in 1967 where her face ended up on the covers of not only Vogue and Seventeen, but also Newsweek.  The tour generated so much publicity that she was able to sign many endorsement deals for products like Trimfit stockings, false eyelashes and toys like dolls and board games.

This photo of twiggy on the packaging clearly shows how the mid 1960s look was all about the eyes.

I was in the seventh grade in 1967, and I can remember getting a pair of fishnet stockings for Christmas that year.  I also got several pairs of pastel stockings, in pink and blue I think, which were worn under the fishnets.  It was a nice effect, and helped keep the legs warm.

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18 responses to “Trimfit Net Stockings Inspired by Twiggy, 1967

  1. One of the fashions my mom would not allow. . . .

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  2. I still love the look of fishnets, and layering them with tights. But then again, they do call me Mod Betty 🙂

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  3. These tights and your commentary remind me of a television show a few years back, but took place in the 60s, State of Grace. Do you remember it?

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    • No, I’m afraid not. I don’t watch a lot of TV, just Mad Men and a few others

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      • It was on in the early 2000s if I recall. It was similar to the 1980s show The Wonder Years, as it covered the 60s and featured a voice over of the main character as an adult. It was about a little Jewish girl who moves to a new city and the only school she is able to go to is a Catholic one, and she makes friends with a very eccentric girl named Grace. There is an episode where Grace and another girl try to out do one another with mod outfits.

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  4. Wow, those fishnets would cut into your toes after awhile. The Twiggy look was so big, even way up in Northern Michigan. I remember freezing in school in those minidresses!

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  5. Those are wonderful! As a teenager in the ’90s I became enthralled with Twiggy and her look! I would have loved these!

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  6. love the look! i remember the ” tent micro mini’ dress the girls looked very new and they in their own way were innocently sexy-the fish net stockings were not to be confused with Miss Kitty-or- can can French versions! Was it Vidal who cut her hair? – can”t rember…? i do remember the Vogue fashion layouts…lot’s going on during that period…

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  7. I remember my dad mentioning her. I think she may have purchased custom made shoes from Schwartz & Benjamin. I wish I could remember the story. Great post!

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  8. As a 6 year old, and in 1967 actually, I developed an infatuation with Twiggy and had my hair off to look just like her, or so I thought! I remember forever wetting my bangs to keep them out of my eyes though. Other than the makeup she looked almost like a little girl. She must have been all over the place for me to have even known about her at my young age. I still have a soft spot in my heart for Twiggy :o)

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  9. Ingrid

    I loved Twiggy! Thanks for posting this.

    I remember wearing these stockings. You had to keep them up with a garter belt! Thank goodness those days are gone. I agree about layering them with tights for a groovy (and warm) look.

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  10. Well, Twiggy was a big part of my youth. What a strange fashion icon–but fashion is a strange business. I remember fishnets, too, but but not with fondness.

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  11. Listed below the title, “for the “Now” people”, a pop phrase that just about says it all.

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  12. vastlycurious.com

    Oh I’ve missed your blogs!! 🌷🌷🌷

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