1940 The first nylon stockings

The first example of nylon (nylon 66) was produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont’s research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station. After 5 years on May 15, 1940 in the United States went on sale the first nylon stockings. Let’s recall the history of the rulers of female clothes and men’s sex fantasies. The invention of nylon by DuPont in the mid-1930s, and the first commercial sale of nylon stockings in May 1940 became one of the major turning points in the world of fashion. Since then, nylon tights and stockings are an integral part of women’s wardrobe, regardless of age. They have undergone all stages – from the status of simple necessity to the subject of elegance and sophistication. Here are some photographs on this piquant detail of women’s wardrobe.

1940 the first nylon stockingsA woman considering nylon stockings. 1942. (Thomas D. McAvoy-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-02Model in stockings, silk girdle with a wool lining and bra. 1942. (Gjon Mili-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-03Stockings. 1943. (Walter Sanders-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-04Patterned tights. 1943. (Walter Sanders-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-05Nylon stockings. 1945.

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-06Model in black stockings, coats, fur hat and fur collar corrects the garter. 1946. (Gjon Mili-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-07Model in stockings. 1948. (Peter Stackpole-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-08Lace stockings with inserts to mid-calf and ankle slimming. 1948. (Nina Leen-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-09Hit the New Year sales in 1948. (Nina Leen-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-10Chorine Linda Lombard gives the legs a rest after a heavy night on the stage. 1949. (George Silk-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-11Model in black pantyhose attached to the shoes without heels high heels by Herbert Levine. 1950. (Gjon Mili-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-12Dancer Mary Ellen Terry talking on the phone, with his legs in pantyhose on the phone booth. 1952.(Gordon Parks-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-13Cancan dancers lift their legs high stockings while performing in Paris. 1952. (Nat Farbman-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-14The model in the new Waist with elastic stockings spiral rope around the hips. 1954. (Gjon Mili-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-15Teenage girls have a rest during the ball. 1954. (Cornell Capa-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940-The-first-nylon-stockings-16Stockings and suspenders. 1954. (Gordon Parks-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

1940 The first nylon stockingsScene of nightclub beatniks. 1960. (AY-The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

 Source — Bigpicture

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