Flash those nylons!

We went to watch some friends perform their swing dancing routine recently, and as weird as this may sound, I was really disappointed to not see flashes of stockings tops while the women were being twirled around. I don’t dance so I don’t know if it’s comfortable to dance in a suspender belt and stockings, but I wish I had seen some good old fashioned hosiery peeking out from the flying skirts. I have to say though, I wish I could dance like that!

I love these three photos of this couple dancing, they look like they are having so much fun! I’m not exactly sure how she kept her stockings up with all that dancing and no suspender belt though!

These look like they are from around WW2, what do you think?

These photos make me so happy for several reasons, for starters though, her stockings look GORGEOUS. I really like how high up they come. Secondly, she looks like she’s really going for it and having loads of fun, I mean look at that skirt! And lastly, I’m imagining that the crowds found her flashing somewhat scandalous as I’m guessing these photos were taken in the late 50s/early 60s and that would not have been very ‘proper’ behaviour.

I just LOVE this photo, her face, her outfit, the perfect stockings… everything about this photo is perfect.

I have no idea when this photo was taken but quite frankly I don’t care. It’s amazing, what a perfect shot!

Do you dance? Would it be uncomfortable or impractical  to wear stockings?


5 thoughts on “Flash those nylons!

  1. Cheers Elinor – such adorable photos. They all look like they’re having genuine fun and reveling in the moment with true abandon. I’ve never danced in nylons and suspenders but I imagine it feels great against the legs! The women pictured in the first couple look like they’ve figured out a neat pre-silicone band hold-up solution by rolling down the welt just enough that the stocking-top forms a lip that keeps the nylons in place – crafty and daring!

  2. Lovely pictures somehow pantyhose just don’t have the same same feeling or feeling as stockings and garters, it’s a shame stores don’t stock them anymore

  3. My wife and I often go to Rock and Roll nights here in the UK. Sadly few of the ladies wear stockings these days but there are usually one or two who have dressed for the occasion and show their stocking tops and suspenders when they twirl.

    My wife is a regular stockings wearer and always wears those wonderful Gio seamed stockings when we go out so the fellas get a good look when she dances and I’m happy to show her off as I love that she has the confidence to wear them.

    As far as I know she doesn’t have any problem dancing in suspenders, but then she wears “proper” suspender belts from StockingsHQ which apparently hold them up securely.

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