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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AnnieM on

I’m with Norah, but Kawashima makes a good point. Once again Lindsay Lohan is trying too hard and looks idiotic. Maybe she’s on her way to be served with a subpoena and thought if she looked stupid they’d take pity on her.

Steph on

Those look very silly. Famous people just seem to throw on anything these days, no matter how whack they look.

Stephanie on

Knee socks are cute, but you need to wear flat shoes or loafers, not boots like Lindsay….

shoegal on

I love love love knee socks and wear them all the time. Actually, when leggings “allegedly” came back in style, I called my sister and said “Why are leggings back in style? They are horrible! I would much rather knee socks come back in style …” and it looks like all my dreams have come true. But, like any trend, you have to make sure it’s a style that suits you and flatters you ….

Steph on

seriously? like, really… seriously?

Andrea on

This is one of the most ridiculous hollywood trends I’ve seen. I mean, come one… are these girls actually serious? I agree with the comment above… hollywood will do ANYTHING nowadays to start a trend. This is laughable. No offense, but hollywood girls are starting to look like hobos.

Jill on

I think it’s a bad “trend” allthough I wouldn’t call it a trend. The only one above who looks good is Kirsten Dunst

Kristin on

Reminds me of my catholic school dyas- no I just need an ugly plaid skirt and viola!

Sunny on

I like to sleep in my knee socks!

Crystal on

NO! that is one look not for me, But my Cuzin
will be in it next week… Sorry not me nothing can make that look good…

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