Great 20s and 30s Stockings in Catalogs- or debunking some common stocking myths

>The Vintage Baroness has been posting some really wonderful stocking inspiration lately, as well as addressing the common questions about whether or not they wore fishnets or seamless stockings.  I promised to do a stocking post last week, so I’m a bit tardy, but here it is!  I’ve got a big gap in my 20s catalogs, but here’s some inspiration from 1923 to 1933 for stockings.  At the bottom are my three favorite that I found- wild sports stocking, mesh (probably what we would call fishnet) stockings- I got a chance to see some real ones this weekend at the Queen Mary from Nicole at Flapper Flock on Etsy, and the last are seamless stockings- which I’ve seen in ads and catalogs in the late 20s and 30s.

Undated, but most likely 1933
Undated, but most likely 1933
Plaid Sports Stockings, 1933- Mesh Stockings, undated but probably 1933, Seamless Stockings, 1930.
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6 Comments on Great 20s and 30s Stockings in Catalogs- or debunking some common stocking myths

  1. BaronessVonVintage
    September 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm (14 years ago)

    >eureka! Brilliant research!! So glad to know. As probably expected, I ADORE the fancy plaid sportswear ones!!

  2. Erin
    September 8, 2010 at 12:43 am (14 years ago)

    >I like how the first couple tuck little drawing of people all over the place. Busy!

  3. Wearing History
    September 8, 2010 at 2:55 am (14 years ago)

    >Glad you girls like them!Baroness, I agree… I think plaid stockings are seriously needed this fall. I might have to make a trip to Anthro :)Erin, so funny, I didn't even notice them, but now that you mention it… hehe! It looks like fairy tale people come free with stocking purchase!

  4. Miss Rayne
    September 8, 2010 at 9:52 am (14 years ago)

    >Conclusice evidence I'd say! but 'Onion skin'? is that the colour or what they feel like?

  5. casey
    September 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm (14 years ago)

    >I'm totally in love with the plaid stockings! Gotta hunt a couple down for myself. ;) Thanks for sharing these, Lauren!♥ Caseyblog |

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