I'm a New York-based writer, editor and multimedia journalist. I write features on women, culture, teens & trends for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, Cosmo, The Daily Beast & others. I'm also a contributing editor for Sheryl Sandberg's women's org, Lean In. Past Lives: Executive Editor of TUMBLR, Senior Editor at NEWSWEEK.
Nylon Stockings During WWII Silk or nylon stockings were in extremely short supply by the summer of 1942, despite the presence of American GI’s In Britain who could sometimes get hold of stockings from the US. Most women had to find ingenious methods of dressing their legs.
These pictures show a woman drawing in the seam-line on “Makeup” stockings with a device made from a screw driver handle, bicycle leg clip, and an eyebrow pencil, 1942. (source: Bettman/Corbis)