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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Zoe on

Do you know ladies who wear knee hi white socks similar to soccer socks design or wear it with flip over above the ankle match with black or white shoes are sexy, model look…
Fashion designer should pay more attention when come to matching with white socks

Carla on

For all you girls that dislike knee socks, here is a little history. Knee socks where huge from the late 1960’s through the erly 80’s. They where a big part of the “preppy” phase in the 70’s. I tell you girls might hate them, but the boys, LOVE them. Why? I have no clue. My only objection was the rubber band marks lol.

Drilly on

Hi all, I Love wearing white cable kneesocks most all the time. I wear them with all kinds of foot wear and with shorts or a skirt or a dress. I get a lot of nice comments on my outfits so my kneesocks must be working well for me. Try it, Thay look good and feel good to. ps. i wear Hoes to help hold them up.

co on

i am male i like knee high socks i wear them myslef so comfortable to wear i have many pairs in black / grey nice under jeans keep me warm in winter i also like to see them on girls looks so cute knee high socks are for every one

co on

do girls like to see guy wearing socks with sandals is this a good idea ?

Abul on

Britney Spears

Mclunatic on

Hottest look on earth if ask me. Watch Clueless with Alicia Silverstone. You don’t see skirt outfits in Penssylvania enough cause it’s always so F’n cold or rainy though.

woundedleg on

Knee sox look adorable.

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