Historically accurate all cotton stockings, or tall socks! Authentic Striped Stockings are 100% cotton, not nylon like costume socks or stockings or nylons or thigh highs. Just a small percentage of elastic is in the top band. Made in the USA from USA grown cotton, will fit pretty much anyone. They are 36-38″ long unstretched, (Rainbow are 34″ long) and come in a multitude of colors.
Remember, they start skinny, but if you have big calves, give them a chance. Take your time, put them on slowly. The cotton weave will redistribute into a shorter, wider sock.