Nylon stockings were a hit in 1940’s. All american women wanted to have a pair. But when war began, nylon was difficult to find and it was all used for parachutes and soldier outfits. That’s why women had to be clever and paint their stockings themselves.
PRETTIEST ANKLE IN TOWN.
We already talked about funny beauty contests. They were a thing back then (more than they are now) and they were very specific. In this photo you can see a police officer in 1930, judging women’s ankles. The women are covered by a sheet from the legs up so only their ankles are visible.