History of Stockings
What makes a woman’s legs sexier to look at is when it’s covered by a stocking. History of stockings tells us that it may also be synonymous to pantyhose, hold ups or thigh highs. But just the same, stocking refers to hosiery worn by women. It is the general term for a stocking that is used with the aid of a suspender belt. A suspender belt is meant to hold the stockings in place. Thus, it creates a sexier look when worn by women.
A pair of stockings may look just like a pair of socks, only that it’s smoother in texture and finer to the touch. Both may also have a function of keeping the body warm when it’s cold. However, a stocking functions more than that. In fact, when it was first discovered before the 1590’s, a stocking was made of woven cloth. When knitting machines were invented, they were meant for making stockings. Stockings then were made of materials like cotton, silk, linen, or wool.
Stockings have gone a long way in providing warmth for the body. As it evolved through the centuries, stockings still keep the body warm - not only of the women wearing them, but also for the men who heat up when they see sexy women wearing the hosiery. With the changing fashion of the times, the stockings came in tune with every style and fashion that evolved through the years. In the 1920’s, miniskirts became popular. Hemlines of women’s dresses rose above the knees, and the legs were exposed. To leave something to the imagination, the exposed legs were covered with stockings. They were made of sheer and were made of rayon or silk. This became a fashion which made women look sexier.
Pantyhose made its first appearance in the 1940’s when it was worn in film and theater shows. In the 1950’s, continued wear of pantyhose contributed to the decline in the wearing of stockings.