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These charts help confuse you.   They especially need to be studied.
Your weight is important because you might mistakenly have a very tight
stocking that could rip or run as you put them on.   Vintage stockings
of the 1940's and 50's were made for a smaller woman and slimmer then now.
The top chart below is a vintage nylon size chart from 'Royal Purple' brand.

Stocking
size

Shoe size (UK)

Shoe size (Europe)

Height

Inside leg
(Inseam)

3 - 4

36 - 37

4' 11" - 5' 2"
1,50m - 1,57m

27"/ 69cm

9

4 - 5

37 - 38

5' 2" - 5' 5"
1,57m - 1,65m

28"/ 71cm

5 - 6

38 - 39

5' 5" - 5' 7"
1,65m - 1,70m

29"/ 74cm

10

6 - 7

39 - 40

5' 7" - 5' 9"
1,70m - 1,75m

30"/ 76cm

10½

7 - 8

40 - 41

5' 9"- 5' 11"
1,75m - 1,80m

31"/ 79cm

11

8 - 9

  41 - 42

5' 11" - 6' 2"
1,80m - 1,88m

32"/ 82cm

 

Stocking Size Height Shoe US Shoe UK Shoe Euro
8 1/2 

4' 8"   ~   4' 11

5 ~ 6 3 ~ 4 35-36
9        4' 11'   ~   5' 2" 6 ~ 7 4 ~ 5 36 -37
9 1/2 5' 2"   ~   5' 5" 7 ~ 8 5 ~ 6 37 - 38
10 5' 5"   ~   5' 8" 9 ~ 10 6 ~ 7 39 - 40
10 1/2 5' 8"  ~  5' 11"'  10 ~ 11 7 ~ 8 40-41
11 5' 11" ~  6' 2" 11 ~ 12 9 ~ 10 42-45

Stocking Size

Height

Shoe US

Shoe UK Shoe Euro
8   (XS) 4' 8"  ~  4' 11 5 ~ 6 3 ~ 4 35 -3 6
   (S) 4' 11  ~   5' 2" 6 ~ 7 4 ~ 5 36 - 37
10 (M) 5' 2"   ~   5' 6" 7 ~ 8 5 ~ 7 37 - 39
11  (L) 5'6"   ~   5' 10 9 ~ 10 7 ~ 8 39 - 41
12  (XL) 5' 10  ~   6' 2" 10 ~ 12 8 ~ 10 42 - 45

Stocking Size Length Shoe Size
8 1/2 L 31" 5 ~ 6
8 1/2 XL 32" 5 ~ 6
9 L 32" 6 ~ 7
9 XL 33" 6 ~ 7
9 1/2 L 33" 7 ~ 8
9 1/2 XL 34" 7 ~ 8
10 L 34" 8 ~ 9
10 XL 35" 8 ~ 9
10 1/2 M 33" 9 ~ 10
10 1/2 L 35" 9 ~ 10
10 1/2 XL 36" 9 ~ 10
11 L 36" 10 ~ 11
11  XL 37" 10 ~ 11
11 1/2 L 36" 11 ~ 12
11 1/2 Opera 38" 11 ~ 12

Stockings Showcase Sizing Information

What You Need To Know About Vintage Full Fashioned Stockings
Because vintage Full Fashioned stockings are 100% nylon and do not contain Lycra or stretch spandex,
they will generally wrinkle (and even sag a bit at the knees) after a few hours of wear, requiring some
adjustment in the ladies’ room.   Once the stockings stretch, they’re stretched — until you wash them. Washing them frequently not only
helps them regain their original shaping, but prevents damages.   Even the smallest grains of sweat & dirt can
do a great deal of damage to such fine nylon yarn.

 

How To Determine Vintage Stocking Size
STOCKING  LENGTH  CHART
Stocking SizeSHORTMEDIUMLONGXLOPERA
28½293133.
92930½3233.
29½31333537
103032343638
10½3132½34½36½39
11.33353739
11½.33½35½37½40
12..363840
13....40
RN # the RN is simply another way to identify a company on labels,
instead of using the full company name.
However, there are several benefits to using an RN:
•it lets buyers easily identify and find you by using an RN
directory or the RN look-up service on the Internet;
•it usually takes up less space on the label than the company name; and
•it facilitates record-keeping and helps you keep track of
who’s who in the textile trade.

STOCKING  LENGTH  CHART
Shoe SizeStocking SizeSHORTMEDIUMLONGXLOPERA
5 - 6½28½293133.
5½-6½92930½3233.
6½-7½29½31333537
7½-8103032343638
8-8½10½3132½34½36½39
8½-9113233353739
9-9½11½3233½35½37½40
9½-10123234363840
10½-1113....40
Table is a rough guide.   Wider foot and larger proportioned leg may require the next larger size.

Size Charts ebay.co.uk

STOCKING  LENGTH  CHART
Shoe SizeStocking SizeSHORTMEDIUMLONGXLOPERA
4 - 5½827½28303132
5 - 6½28½29313334
5½-6½92930½323435
6½-7½29½31333537
7½-8103032343638
8-8½10½3132½34½36½39
8½-9113233353739
9-9½11½3233½35½37½40
9½-10123234363840
Table is a rough guide.   Wider foot and larger proportioned leg may require the next larger size.

 
Women's shoes sizes used for stockings around the world
From eBay shoe sizes http://pages.ebay.com/sell/sizechart.html
US 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5
EU 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5
IT 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5
US 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15+
EU 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46+
UK 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13+
IT 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45+
Shoe widths
4A 3A 2A B C E 2E 3E 4E
AAAA AAA AA D WW EE EEE EEEE
SS S N M W XW 2XW
Super Slim Slim Narrow Medium Wide X-Wide XX-Wide