They would not have worn nylons that is what they would have done. My poor mom is off to some sort of pastor function and was lamenting sweating during a church service so......I asked her the awful question "You're not going to wear nylons are you?" and the answer was "Of course! What would the ladies think if I didn't?" Personally I pay zero attention to what people have on their legs especially during the summer. I am SOO glad my generation finds it hip to not wear them. I have this memory of going to the Chapel at Valpo as a young person and nearly fainting because it was incredibly hot and my mom insisted I wear nylons. I grew to dread the kneelers in summer because that is when it would happen. "Karin, why are you tipping over?" "It's the nylons mom." I will not put my daughters through that torture. I don't recall ever looking at another woman and thinking "Is she wearing nylons?" I think I have looked at a person wearing nylons in the summer and thought to myself, "The poor dear was born too early. She is shamed into wearing them." Skirt length is a different issue entirely.
So there! That is my deep thinking of the day.