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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Jenn on

Kirsten looks cute in the combination. It is something I wear myself and will continue wearing. :)

Christee on

hmmm K I have seen the tube socks on line but what in the world would you wear them with? I think my boyfriend would LOVE them on me since men are visual creatures.

D on

I am male, and I love to see women wearing knee socks…especially with sandals!

Tommy on

I think women wearing cable knit knee socks look sooooooo hot!!! I love seeing women wearing knee socks!! There is nothing hotter looking on a women’s leg’s! I wish more women would wear knee socks!

maylin on

cute..i have a pair and i felt so comfortable wearing them..
my boyfriend likes them too..

kelley on

I think they look great on both girls and even guys. Light colors for guys and dark colors for girls.

kelley on

I think they look great on both girls and even guys. Light colors for guys and dark colors for girls.

Julian on

kim on

what’s the big fuss…….knee socks were a huge fashion garrment in the 50’s 60,s and 70’s worn by girls of all ages…grade school, high school, college and adults….it’s a great look!!

JennyLeah on

Knee socks and thigh-highs (because let’s face it, if knee socks are coming back in, so will thigh-highs) were a fashion icon of the 60’s and early 70’s – the last time they made a reappearance in the fashion scene, I know my mom talked about them being popular while she was my age in 1967ish. And my collection of vintage Archie comics show a lot of knee socks on Betty and Veronica.

So they’re not exactly a fashion of the 80’s, but they did make a comeback in the 80’s. And in the 90’s. And, apparently, they’re making another one.

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