Seamed Stockings: Neutrals

For an authentic 1940s and 1950s look neutral seams are an essential part of your look. Nude seams were worn during the day in the '40s and '50s, and our sheer 15 denier nylons come in three shades of nude: champagne, nutmeg and coffee, to cover a wide variety of skintones.

Our Glamour Seamed Stockings are generously sized and comfortably fit up to a US dress size 14. Our Curve Seamed Stockings fit up to a 22, so it's time to turn on the glamour!

Seamed Stockings in Neutrals for Period Correct Daywear

When it comes to recreating glamorous looks of the 1940s and 1950s seamed stockings are the must wear accessory and our nylons are worn by the best dressed legs worldwide. Our stockings are sourced by costume departments and can be seen in numerous productions from Agent Peggy Carter to The Peaky Blinders. But why are seams so important? Quite simply up until the 1950s it was impossible to make a pair of stockings without a seam, and it was unthinkable to go out without wearing your nylons, so the seam was not so much a fashion statement as an integral part of the garment.

Catch a glimpse of our Full Contrast Champagne with Black Seamed Stockings in this trailer for 'Allied'.

Our neutral collection includes a range of skintones and well as monochrome black and grey stockings. Neutral skintone stockings were de rigeur for daywear and as our nylons are very sheer at 15 denier we can get away with just three neutrals to cover 95% of skin colours. From light champagne, to nutmeg to the mid brown of our coffee seams (as worn by Oprah Winfrey in The Butler) our collection of natural seamed stockings will have you looking period correct.

'Stockings were actually surprisingly hard to keep in stock, but we ordered seamed stockings from What Katie Did. We’d go to What Katie Did for underwear and a couple other contemporary places that still carry more traditional style bras and undies'.

Lou Eyrich, costume designer for 'Hollywood' (Netflix).

Of course, you can still have fun with neutral colours: we’ve added a range of natural contrast seams that will ensure you stand out from the vintage crowd. Our nude champagne stockings feature a slightly darker latter seam to ensure the seam is visible when worn, or you could go for a coffee brown seam or even black to amp up the drama. The costume department for Agent Peggy Carter decided on contrast Champagne with black seamed stockings as daywear for Peggy to make her appear more fashionable than her peers.

'Her stylish black seamed nylon stockings, for example, were not readily available to the average woman in the marketplace, yet helped establish her fashion-forward look. You’ll see the other female characters in the show donning the traditional nude seamed stockings when they were available'.

Giovanna Ottobre-Melton, costume designer for 'Agent Peggy Carter'.

When the sun goes down it’s time to dial up the glamour with bewitching black. Of course some femme fatales and rule breakers (we’re talking Aunt Polly from Peaky Blinders) would have worn black seamed stockings during the day, but really they would have been reserved for evening wear back in the 1940s or 1950s. You really can’t go wrong with a pair of sheer point heel black seamed nylons teamed with a little black cocktail dress:très chic.

Whichever natural seamed stockings you decide to purchase, you will need a Garter Belt to hold them up as they won’t stay up by themselves. Our Garter Belts are designed with both comfort and glamour in mind and will ensure your stockings stay secure from morning to night.