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Dates
May 15th
Hashtag
#NylonStockingsDay

Learn about Nylon Stockings Day

When people think of stockings, people think of the allure and desire that it brings to those wearing them and those around them. Nylon Stockings, before the invention of pantyhose, were the accessory that completed an outfit.

As the use of nylon increased it came out of this as one of the best materials to use for clothing. As a functional and classy way to show off your legs, Nylon Stockings Day aims to celebrate the history behind these sheer hosiery. It also hopes to encourage people to wear them more in everyday life.

History of Nylon Stockings Day

Stockings have been around since the late 1800s and were originally made of cotton, linen, wool, or silk. These kinds of stockings were usually worn for warmth instead of fashion. As the hemlines of dresses change, so did the material of stockings. In the 1920s, women wore stockings made of silk or rayon and the stockings were considered to be very sheer.

The point of these stockings was made to expose their legs rather than be covered for warmth.  DuPont, a chemical company, introduced nylon in the late 1930s. Since then it became a highly used material for stockings. Inexpensive, durable, and sheer, they were highly popularized for their ease in production and fashionable style.

During the 1940s and 50s, stockings were sewn into briefs of actresses and dancers, forming the pantyhose, which has since exceeded the sale over stockings ever since. Nevertheless,

the stocking has come to represent a large number of different concepts, from femininity to sexuality. We should not be too surprised to find that there are people willing to celebrate it.

Nylon Stockings Day celebrates the allure that it gives people, giving them confidence in their bodies and reminding them that they are beautiful in every way.

How to Celebrate Nylon Stockings Day

Celebrate Nylon Stockings Day by purchasing your very own pair of stockings! Nylon stockings are classy and sleek. Whatever you wear them with, know that your legs will look fabulous in them anywhere you go! Buy a few pairs of stockings on this day and give them out to your friends.

Go have a fun night out and show off those sexy legs of yours! Share this holiday with your friends and family and let them know that this day is a time to strut your stuff and buy a pair of nylon stockings!