Add the finishing touch to your 18th-century costume with these Adult Clocked Natural Silk Stockings! These thigh-high silk stockings are made to fit most adults and are delicate yet durable. A woven "clocked" heel adds authenticity and style. Made from 70% silk and 30% nylon. Imported.
How to Wear
Early stockings did not have elastic and were worn with garters to support them. A ribbon tied above the knee over the stocking will do the trick if you do not have garters.
Turn stockings inside out. Hand wash or machine wash cold on a delicate cycle. Do not bleach. Line-dry to protect the texture.
"Lace clocks" resulted from various attempts by hosiers in the 1760s to create an openwork fabric, which led to lace clocks, then to machine-made lace. Lace had for centuries been made only by hand. A form of lace was produced on a stocking frame around 1769. Clocked stockings we fashionable into the 1920s when they still appeared in ladies' fashion plates.
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They are well made and very soft. The added man made fibers help to keep their shape. I wore them yesterday as a liaison to the local DAR meeting wearing my colonial militia outfit. Very nice stitching.