New Cotton Striped Stockings, Oh YEAH!

Storyville portrait, New Orleans, c. 1912. Portrait by E. J. Bellocq.
Who doesn’t love a good striped stocking?
The Georgians, Victorians, and Edwardians sure did! Striped stockings of various colors – some loud, some more demure – have been in fashion for several hundred years now, right up until today. Why are we so draw to wearing striped hosiery?
Stockings, The Met, late 19th century. Cotton. C.I.56.10.5a,b
Stockings, The Met, late 18th c – early 19th c. C.I.44.8.13a,b
Stockings, The Met, 19th century, silk. C.I.54.7.7a,b
We’re thrilled to announce the first addition of striped cotton OTK (over-the-knee) socks into our Accessories shop. These super-stretchy, heavy-ish stockings feature bright colors in ribbed knit.
Stockings, OTK, cotton – green and black rib knit.

Stockings, OTK, cotton, yellow and black rib knit
You can wear these vertical-striped stockings for so many things. They’ll work for late 18th century and late 19th century, particularly the 1890s, when all manner of brightly-colored, wackadoodle legwear was en vogue.
Also wear these stockings for Harry Potter cosplay, Halloween, or just because they’re freakin’ awesome. Check them out:

Click me like one of your French girls, Just kidding – striped stockings aren’t just for Edwardian prostitutes, promise.

Hufflepuff stockings, or bumblebee stockings, or Victorian stockings because they totally wore these crazy things under their prim dresses.
The End. <3


  • MrsC (Maryanne)

    September 9, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    LOVE!! I had to make some for my Mrs Lovett act in pink and black out of lycra, it was weird. But they look really cool!

  • <a href="">Academic Conferences 2017</a>

    September 16, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    I love these funky stockings! All the designs are unique and catchy. I have seen only single color plain stocking before but these stockings are love really!


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