She said her husband used to dress up in her clothing (dresses, nylons, and bras) and wear his own makeup.
He missed the bobbypins on the floor, the nylons drying across the shower rack, the toothpaste tubes squeezed from the top.
1938, coined, according to DuPont, from random generic syllable nyl- + -on, common ending in fiber names (cf. rayon), said to be ultimately from cotton. Use (in plural) for "nylon stockings" is from 1940.