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History of Stockings – Delicate Lingerie of All Ages

Thursday, 10 February 2011

history of stockingsA woman can boast with a wide range of garments unlike men. Women wear tights and leggings, high socks and thigh high socks which are trendy today, though stockings is the only garment of women’s wardrobe which still excites men and evokes strong emotions. Many artists, poets and photographers glorified stockings in their works. The art of modern erotic photography provides the special tendency that sings for beautiful wmen’s legs in alluring stockings.

It is known today from historic books that stockings were created by men for themselves and no women’s needs were considered then. The archeologists used to discover lots of pictures of brave warriors wearing stockings in the territory of Ancient Greece and Persia.  The stockings used to be knitted from the wool yarn. The skills of stocking knitting were forgotten in the Medieval Europe and so called leg wear was made from the fine leather or textile until the English priest William Lee invented the first knitting machine in the world in 1589. Then stockings were made from velvet and silk to go out for various functions and the stockings from wool were knitted for every day wear. Ladies from high society were too afraid to try the stockings on to evaluate the comfort and coziness thereof. The first woman who afforded wearing stockings was Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, the marquise de Pompadour, favorite of the French King Louis XV. All the other fashionmongers from the high society followed her and soon all ladies could appraise the advantage of stockings. Later men replaced stockings with long trousers. Women made them the tool of seduction and temptation since the length of skirts went shorter with the time and their shapes were possible to see and enjoy.

In the middle of the XIX century there appeared the tendency to decorate the women’s stockings with the embroidery, laced knitting, beads and pearls. The colors changed and the most fancy color stockings were manufactured from orange to scarlet red. Almost right up to the early XX century stockings were made from cotton and Lisle thread. The stockings from the natural silk were too costly and only wealthy ladies could afford them.

In 1910 the formula of synthetic silk was revealed and silky items were made too fine and tender unlike those from other materials. However, the real storm in the hosiery industry occurred in twenty nine years only when nylon was invented. Stockings from nylon were promoted by ad campaigns in America to state that stockings became more delicate, elastic and finer than the cobweb.

In 1959 the Americans first manufactured stockings from spandex. Spandex aka lycra is the synthetic fiber which allows the skin breathe as compared with the nylon and the spandex stockings were very durable. Later on lycra was revealed to be more rentable and money-saving. In the soonest time lycra was used to manufacture tights not stockings which appeared to be more thrifty. Furthermore, mini skirts were trendy then and stockings with suspenders would look too vulgar to match them.

We suppose that most women consider the stockings as the stylish and sexual accessory for romantic dating and love but not as the basic garment of women’s wear. Chantal Thomas, the fashion designer from France, committed to revive the former fame of stockings when she presented them especially as the sexual lingerie. Her collection of lavish and refined underwear was the real triumph.

Such brands as Agent Provocatuer (Great Briatin), Victoria`s Secret (USA), Wolford (Germany) and Calzedonia (Italy appear to be the leading world acknowledged lingerie manufacturers offering high quality items.

When choosing the lingerie at stores, you’d better pay attention to two absolute signs of good quality. First, the scent matters. The reputed manufacturers treat their products with the special extract with the pleasant expensive odorants. Second, the shape of stockings matters, either. The stockings with the anatomical structure that repeat the leg shape are more preferred.

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