Nylon Stockings Day - May 15
Mon, May 15, 2023

Nylon Stockings Day

Nylon Stockings Day is an American holiday created in honor of nylon stockings. It is a glamorous piece of women’s clothing, which allows you to reflect all the beauty of slender legs. It is celebrated on May 15 every year. This is a great occasion to complement your spring look with beautiful nylon stockings, and to remember where their history began.


The history of nylon begins in the 1930s, when it was invented by W. H. Karosers for the chemical company DuPont. It was a real breakthrough: nylon was very thin, but at the same time elastic and strong. The first stockings were produced. Using hot water to process the product allowed nylon to retain its appearance, and the finished product could not be ironed, because the appearance of wrinkles was excluded!

During the WWII, in addition to stockings, nylon was used: in the creation of parachutes, towing ropes, mosquito nets, laces for soldiers’ shoes, etc.

Today, this closet item continues to be in high demand among women, which is further emphasized by Nylon Stockings Day!

Interesting facts

  • New York’s Macy’s in 1940 was the first place to buy nylon stockings.
  • More than 70,000 pairs of stockings were sold on the first day of sales.
  • Because of material shortages, in WWII the cost of a pair of stockings could be as much as $20!

How to celebrate

Buy one or more pairs of new nylon stockings. Complete your look today with this item of clothing. Learn more interesting information about nylon and nylon products.

Spread the word about the holiday on social networks. Ask female users, do they often wear nylon stockings?

When is Nylon Stockings Day celebrated in 2023?

Nylon Stockings Day is observed on May 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday May 15 2023
Wednesday May 15 2024
Thursday May 15 2025