Question by  AnnArk (141)

When did nylon stockings first come on the scene?


Answer by  t123 (520)

Nylon stockings were first introduced to the public in 1939 at the New York World Fair. It was presented not to scientists but to a woman's club. Researches at Du Point had wanted to create a synthetic alternative to silk and came up with nylon.


Answer by  garethbk (11)

In 1939 DuPont exhibited the first Nylon stockings at the World's Fair in New York. World War II saw the rationing of nylon for the war effort, leading to decreased public consumption that did not pick up again until several years after the war.


Answer by  Dea (73)

Nylon stockings where sold for the first time in May 1940, and in 1942 they started invading Europe, when American soldiers started gifting them to English women.


Answer by  HeidiW (371)

They appeared in 1938. But they were available to the general public only short after the end of the second world war.

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