rolled stockings

rolled stockings

worn by flappers to achieve risque effect (1920s). [Am. Hist.: Griffith, 198]
See: Fads
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We came to Richmond all too soon, and our destination there, was a house by the Green; a staid old house, where hoops and powder and patches, embroidered coats rolled stockings ruffles and swords, had had their court days many a time.
The LBS has also sponsored smaller events (including lectures and screenings) with other noted individuals including biographer Barry Paris, film historian Peter Cowie, and then 99 year old screenwriter Frederica Sagor Maas (who penned the story for the 1927 Louise Brooks' film "Rolled Stockings").
Bobbed hair, rolled stockings, sleeveless scoop necks and dresses with lowered waists or no waistline at all, became the order of the day for the fashionable lady in Christmas 1920.