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9 November 2010

Stockings :: fashion heels

Our collection of vintage Sears catalogues provide a fascinating glimpse into everyday Americana of the 1950s. This scan from the 1955 midwinter edition shows everyday nylons for sale at everyday prices. The sheer variety in vision heel design is a little surprising and very seriously glamorous from today's perspective!

fully-fashioned stockings
Three different types of "Fashion Heels" from 1955 - and look at the prices!
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  1. I remember when this vintage-retro style was making a comeback in the 1980s. Say what you want, but both women and men dressed nice in the BIG EIGHTIES.

  2. Totally agree about that. In London, in the City at least, stockings and nice suits were worn in profusion.