National Nylon Stocking Day
Hey CARRA guys and girls, it’s May 15ーNational Nylon Stocking Day! As you can imagine, today is one of our favorite days to celebrate because we get to honor an iconic fashion staple.
Regardless of the trend, nylon stockings are ALWAYS in style. And believe us, nylons have seen A LOT of trends since their debut in 1939 when they cost less than two dollars a pair. Fashionistas around the world were immediately drawn to the new stretchy, durable, washable, and dryable fabric.
However, the hype couldn’t last long. In 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor, nylon stockings disappeared from shelves. According to Smithsonian Magazine, nylon was permitted only in the manufacturing of parachutes, tire cords, ropes, aircraft fuel tanks, shoe laces, mosquito netting and hammocks, aiding in the U.S.’s national defense. Once the war ended in 1945, so many people rushed to the stores to reclaim their hosiery that it was dubbed the “nylon riots”!
Who could imagine that our everyday staple has such a rich history? We love that while we tell our stories through fashion, fashion has stories to tell us. Whether you dress your nylon stockings up, down, with holes, cropped, footless or patterned, today we take a moment to celebrate a national treasure and icon: The Nylon Stocking.
Celebrate our special day with 15% OFF all items using code NYLON15.