1968: Sears was selling both textured stockings and textured pantyhose. And suggesting the layered look.
Catniphill commented on a previous post: “I could sew, so I made all my own outfits for school. I was in Jr High from 1966 to 1968 and wore a garter belt with opaque hose covered with fishnet hose in a contrasting color. I certainly flashed a lot of elastic during those days and always crossed my legs and sat crosswise on the school attached chairs. Suddenly pantyhose was available and dubiously I tried wearing something that looked like it would fit a doll–but it stretched amazingly. So I switched to opaque tights with fishnet pantyhose for some outfits and regular pantyhose for others. One of my favorite outfits was a fine-wale yellow corduroy babydoll worn with brown tights with yellow fishnets. I had matching daisy jewelry for this outfit. I still have all my patterns.”
[Ah, yes: Daisy pins and other big, painted floral pins! I used to find lots of them in thrift stores — but when I wanted one for a play set in 1967, I couldn’t find one.]
As skirt lengths rose to several inches above the top of the knee, stockings became more varied, and more attention-getting. Instead of “flesh” or “suntan” hosiery, brilliant colors and textures from lace to “chickenwire” appeared on women’s legs.
The textures here are “Fishnet,  ” “Chicken-wire ,” and “Diamond ” pattern.
Even conservative “Jackie” style suits like this one …
… could be worn with textured hose:
Textured or patterned stockings had also been popular for casual wear in the 1920s, another “leg-conscious” era:
So were wild colors:
The dropped waists of the 1920s (and very long Twenties’ style necklaces) also reappeared in the Sixties.
So it’s not surprising that colorful, attention-getting stockings reappeared, too.
In theory, men didn’t like the trapeze style because it concealed a woman’s shape. However, it was a great time for “leg” men. Click here for a photo of Sixties’ supermodel Twiggy in a shape concealing, thigh revealing dress. (Very modest, from the hem up….)