Stockings - An Essential Wardrobe Accessory!
Nylon fiber was first introduced to the general public in the New York Worlds Fair in 1939. The first thing nylon was used for was nylon stockings in 1940. Women liked the nylon stockings because they were as pretty as the silk stockings they had previously worn and they lasted much longer. The nylon stockings also dried much faster than silk after they were washed.
Nylon stockings were scarce during WWII because all accessible nylon was needed in the war effort. A whole lot of nylon has been used in making parachutes. Production of nylon stockings started up again at the end of WWII.
A new trend in stockings was launched in the 1960s with the introduction of pantyhose. Until the introduction of pantyhose, stockings had to be worn with garter belts or girdles. The stockings were held up with clasps attached to the girdle or garter belt. Today, pantyhose can be found in a large number of styles. These stockings come in sheer, ultra sheer, nude, sandal toe, and reinforced toe. Some pantyhose come with integrated body shaping and control tops to trim and smooth the stomach, back, and buttocks. Women can even purchase an anti-cellulite pantyhose. These stockings promise to reduce cellulite appearance by utilizing micro beads imbedded into the fabric. Results are visible after four weeks. The beads remain effective for five washings. The stockings tone and firm legs for a sleeker look.
Nylon stockings come in a huge array of colours and can also be available as anklets, knee highs and thigh highs. Support hose are even available for those women who want some relief from the pain of vericose veins. These stockings are designed to alleviate pain caused by varicose veins by relieving the strain of the stocking against the leg. No portion of the leg becomes too much or too little pressure.
Many women enjoy hot thigh high stockings. Some stockings require a garter belt to keep in place, but others use a knit in elastic or clasp to help them stay snug against the thigh. Women can opt to wear fishnet thigh high stockings or ones with lace tops, or even ones with back seams running down the back of the leg.
Nylon stockings are an important accessory for every womans wardrobe. Go ahead and try some of the exciting and new styles available today.