What Do You Think of Knee Socks?

10/24/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

For many of us, knee-socks are something we wore with school uniforms as children or now refer to as “trouser socks” that stay hidden under pants. But along with all things 80’s — t-shirts, haircuts, booties— they are making a resurgence as legwear meant to be seen on adults. To counteract any unflattering effects of visually blocking off your calves, be ready to flash some thigh to balance them out. Try them paired with a mini-dress, like Lindsay Lohan (left) or Molly Sims (right), or with shorts, like Kirsten Dunst (middle). Just don’t pair them with a pleated skirt unless you are going as Mary Catherine Gallagher for Halloween. Tell us: Will you try this trend? Are you going to rock knee-socks?

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Sarah on

My boyfriends thinks knee socks are the hottest thing a woman can put on… it doesnt matter what they go with! I on the other side, beg to differ and he will NEVER see me in a pair. What is the point? To look fashionable or to keep 1/8th of your leg warm?

Norah on

Knee sock are just a no, looks like something a child would wear. Surprisingly though, Molly Sims made it look cute. Lindsay looks like an idiot.

zee on

i think this is atrocious and grown women should draw the line between being trend ho’s and looking good…it is beyond me why anyone past the age of 6 would wear these, esp out in public ! *shudders*

Brenda on

I thought all three celebrities looked darling. For once, this is a really cute look—unless you have flabby thighs and then, forget it!

Rebecca on

Ick- knee socks are definitely not a trend I’d wear. I have nothing against them, other than the fact that they’re just not a flattering style. On most people, they just look silly!

Leilani on

HATE IT. i’m usually all for taking risks and changing styles but knee socks are not pleasing to my eye AT ALL. haha, i keep relooking at the pics above to see if i can become more open minded to this style…but NO. bad bad look. no one is able to make this acceptable with any outfit.

Ivana on


Jennifer on

This is a “no” unless you are a child.

micheleeee. on

Oh my Gosh.

Girls in Hollywood will wear ANYTHING to start a trend

Knee-high socks are ugly, gosh!

Why cant they see that!?

Jane on

Yuck!! Unless your playing soccer or rugby, the only people who should be wearing knee socks are Catholic school girls!!

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