Vintage Picturesque Jewel Seam Stockings

About five years ago I started collecting vintage stockings, but not just any vintage stockings. My preference was for the more unique and rare styles that were made back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. I like to call these “novelty” stockings as I’m guessing such styles were saved for special occasions and not worn for every day wear.

The packaging for vintage stockings was another thing that made them special. They usually came packaged in a box with an eye catching font or graphic on the front of the box. The side of the box would give the stocking style name, color and size.

Vintage-Jewel-Seam-stockingsI always find it amusing all the fanciful names thought up for different stocking colors. ‘Caress’ is so much more enticing than ‘nude’, or is it?  😉

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Vintage stockings also, usually, have a imprint on the stocking top with such information as the stocking brand, size, gauge and denier.

Pristine vintage stockings in box

And I just love opening a box of vintage nylons and seeing a pair of pristine, unworn stockings folded up and wrapped in tissue. I always feel like it’s holding a piece of history in my hands!

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And here are the dazzling stockings being worn! They are truly something special!

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