The illusion stocking (for thinner ankles). From Glamour Daze. c. 1920’s
A beautician and Max Factor agent paints a seam on a woman’s bare leg. The aim was to produce a tromp l’oeuil effect, giving the impression that the woman was wearing the sheerest of stockings, 1940.
Women advertising stockings - 1926
Harold Lloyd assists schoolgirls in purchasing corsets - Here Come The Girls (1918)
Ginger Rogers in Professional Sweetheart (1933)
Illustration by Merlin Enabnit c. 1944
Painter of women’s legs by Nina Leen (c. 1940’s)