Stocking FAQs:

Q: Are stockings primarily worn for fashion and aesthetics?

A: Yes, and usually in association with mid-length skirts.

Q: Are stockings still sometimes preferred to pantyhose for a number of reasons?

A: Yes.

Q: Were stockings sheer?

A: Yes, and first made of silk or rayon and after 1940 of nylon.

Q: Are stockings knitted flat?

A: Yes, and the material is then cut and the two sides are then united by a seam up the back.

Q: Were stockings made of woven cloth?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stockings generally fully knitted and a fake or mock seam is added up the back for a particular fashion look?

A: Yes.

Q: Were stockings the most popular style until the 1960s?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stockings commonly made using knitted wool, silk, cotton or nylon?

A: Yes, The introduction of commercial pantyhose in 1959 gave an alternative to stockings, and the use of stockings declined dramatically.

Q: Were stockings cheap?

A: Yes, and durable, and sheer compared to their cotton and silk counterparts.