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Nylon stockings, a revolution in lingerie

Nylon stockings, a revolution in lingerie
Nylon stockings, a revolution in lingerie

Nylon was invented in 1935 by Wallace Carothers, an American chemist working for DuPont de Nemours. This light, flexible and extremely durable fibre would go on to revolutionize the world of lingerie.
The first sale of nylon stockings took place on 24 October 1939 in Wilmington (USA) and was met with phenomenal success that far exceeded all its manufacturers' expectations: 4,000 pairs were sold in just three hours!

64 million pairs would be sold in the United States in the course of that first year! Despite production coming to a halt during World War II due to shortages of materials - the material was used to make parachutes -, demand picked up again in 1945, when the rest of the world discovered the new material, and would only slow down in the mid-1960s with the arrival of tights, miniskirts and trousers.
However, nylon stockings are never far from the spotlight and they are a permanent fixture of lingerie outfits. These timeless garments have retained their full potential for seduction and shall forever be synonymous with glamour.

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