'Stockings, you'll agree, are the principle problem raised by rationing.'
Or so said British Vogue, in August 1941. 'How then to cope?' asked the magazine, urging its readers to give up stockings 'at home and in the country (substituting a plausible cream make-up)', or else invest in sturdy stockings ('wash and darn your precious rayon tenderly'). The 'consciously dramatic ... ripe burgundy' stockings photographed here by Lee Miller are recommended for country wear, as 'they stand up to attacks of burrs and brambles'.