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January 5, 2019

Fishnet Stockings: The Favorite Fashion Style of the 1950s and 1960s Classic Beauties

Many say the fishnets began in the early 1900s with the showgirls of the famous Moulin Rouge but most images of women from the time highlighted adorned black stockings, not fishnets.

Fishnets became popular with flappers and showgirls in the 1920s as hemlines rose (to just barely below the knee). They were popular due to the fact that from a distance, fishnetted legs may look as though they're adorned in black tights, but under the bright lights of a dance stage, dots of flesh would show through.

1950s and 1960s classic beauties in their fishet stockings

Fishnets continued to be associated with a 'loose' type of woman especially as they gained popularity in pin-up girls of the 1950s.

In the 60s with the rise of the miniskirt, some women took to playing with the amount of leg they showed by wearing a tight weave fishnet in various colors.

A photo set of glamorous photos that shows classic beauties wearing these fishnet stockings in the 1950s and 1960s.

Abbe Lane

April Kent

Audrey Hepburn

Ava Gardner

Barbara Eden

Barbara Nichols

Bettie Page

Betty Brosmer

Brigitte Bardot

Chelo Alonso

Debbie Reynolds

Doris Day

Elaine Stewart

Elizabeth Taylor

Evelyn West

France Anglade

France Nuyen

Gloria DeHaven

Glynis Johns

Ingrid Pitt

Jane Fonda

Janet Leigh

Jayne Mansfield

Jill Haworth

Jill St. John

Joan Collins

Joy Harmon

Julie Newmar

Kathryn Grant

Kim Novak

Lana Turner

Lee Remick

Leslie Caron

Lisa Gaye

Lori Nelson

Mara Corday

Marie Devereux

Marlo Thomas

Martha Hyer

Mary Murphy

Mitzi Gaynor

Mona Freeman

Monica Vitti

Neile Adams

Stella Stevens

Susan Oliver

Suzan Farmer

Tina Louise

Vera Day

Virginia Mayo




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