Lines On Legs

During WWII, wearing real stockings were too much trouble: too expensive, too rare as most of the silk was used in the production of parachutes. However, as girls still needed a way to be « girls », they looked to alternatives…

Girls drawing lines on legs

Girls drawing lines on legs

My grandmother and her friends used to draw lines down the backs of their legs with an eyebrow pencil or something similar to give the appearance of stockings.

Cosmetic Stockings

Cosmetic Stockings

Drawing a straight line of even thickness down the back of the leg was the most difficult part. It would have required a good deal of skill and practice to get a steady hand.

Applying Stockings

Applying Stockings

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