I believe she’s wearing stockings because she’s wearing shoes… But what do you think? Do you need seams, welts, or garter belts to be a believer?
Reading With Understanding; Or, A Leg-ible Article, by Bevan Petman:
A reproduction in colour photograuvre from the picture by Bevan Petman. The illustration shows a lady reading The Sketch whilst dangling her legs over the side of an armchair. Hal Bevan Petman produced a number of lively illustrations of flapper girls for The Sketch, known as the “Petman girls”.