Posts Tagged: stockings

Make It Do – Stocking Shortages in World War II

Wartime B.F. Goodrich ad about the requisition of nylon by the US government, which started in 1942

For American women in World War II, a shortage of stockings was a minor inconvenience, but it did affect daily life. Before the war, no well-dressed woman was seen in public without hose, and silk stockings were a necessary part of every woman’s wardrobe. Nylons Introduced Nylon was invented by DuPont in 1938, and nylon… Read more »