Though this photo is about the shoes, (let us not forget to show our reverence to the pretty vintage shoes here) I really want to talk about what’s adorning these legs. Flashy hosiery is timeless. Any of these could be worn today and spectators would believe that they’re brand new, though they are all probably being held up by garters, and the fabric lacked as much stretch as todays tights. It wasn’t until the 40’s/50’s that women in dance and theater began sewing their stockings to their briefs that the idea for pantyhose was born, and it took till the 60’s for them to become near as easy to wear as they are today. Despite all the heavy machinery necessary to hold these babies up, I would proudly sport any of them! Oh how I love leg adornment!