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16. Gravy Pantyhose
In the midst of WWII, countries needed all the materials they could get their hands on in order to create supplies for the war effort, and so strict rations were passed into law. Since silk was needed for parachutes and uniforms, women weren't able to buy pantyhose anymore - not that that stopped them. Pantyhose makeup was invented where a woman could lather the liquid on her legs and tint them a hosiery-brown, but there was another option.

To those that didn't want to spend money on the new cosmetic, they just tinted their legs with gravy and drew a line down the back of their leg like a silk stocking seam!

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