Nylon stockings with back seams provide the perfect combination of sexy and classy. At Hosieria, we have a huge selection of high-quality back seamed stockings in multiple bi-color combinations with different types of heels as well as both opaque and transparent options. Plus sizes are also available for certain products. Read more...
Our assortment of back seamed stockings is specially tailored to include retro looks from the 40s and 50s with RHT and fully fashioned nylon stockings with the typical keyhole welt.
RHT stands for reinforced heel and toe, meaning that the heel and toe areas contain a slightly denser weave to improve durability and prevent runs.
Fully-fashioned refers to how these nylon stockings were created by original 1950's machinery. In addition, they aren't made to stretch like modern stockings, but are originally created to fit the wearer's leg without elasticity.
The keyhole welt is also typical for this type of stockings, in that there is a double layer of nylon created with the strength to clip securely on to suspenders. The keyhole section is merely a fashion mark of this area and it not meant to be used to hold up suspenders.
When were seamed stockings invented?
Nylons and stockings originate from hundreds of years ago, but became internationally trendy at the start of the 1900s. From the 1920s-50s, it was looked down upon to leave the house bare legged so stockings were the best option as women were not yet allowed to wear pants. Original seamed stockings were the main trend, with women going so far as to draw on a backseam if their stockings didn't come with it. In the 1930s and 40s, women sought out natural skin tone colors with matching seams, but in the 1950s nude or dark nylons with matching seams became the trend. At this time, stockings only went up to the mid thigh and were all held up by garter belts. Most of the seamed stockings were made with material that didn't stretch. Almost all of the designs came with either a pointed or Cuban heel.