Would You Wear Jessica Alba's Kneesocks over Tights?

10/16/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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Jessica Alba has firmly established herself as a well-dressed star — from glam turns on the red carpet to casual chic in her off-time, the actress usually nails it. But her outfit at a Natural History Museum party this weekend (with boyfriend Cash Warren) left us more than a little confused. Her hair and makeup look great, and her Juicy Couture coat is adorable. . .but taupe knee-socks over black tights with mary-jane heels? We’re all for layering, but this seems a little off-base to us. We want to know what you think! Tell us: What do you think of Jessica’s layered hosiery? Would you ever wear kneesocks over tights?

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the_kitten on

I wonder why not.

Miss Amy on

Hmmm… I think Jessica Alba is just one of those people who can make anything work. While the idea freaks me out, she actually looks kind of cute and playful…but you know if her legs were any heavier she’s look like one of those crazy gothic chicks trying to “rebel” against their parents by wearing the weirdest combination of cloths possible.

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Katie on

I Think they look pretty darn cute on her, and i think i would definetly wear them!

Rose on

Jessica looks amazing in whatever she wears. Knee-socks over tights is a great idea. We don’t need to freeze ourselves when we wear skirts in the winter.

Erin on

I totally would. This is a fresh look, in a world of black opaques this season!

40 Forever on

Maybe 20 years ago! I think this look is definitely for the young.

Ally on

This is very Prada-ish and the height of high fashion. I give her kudos for taking risks but I’m not sure this look entirely works. However, she’s a gorgeous girl and could look good in a paper sack!

Lisa Devine on

Jessica Alba’s knee socks over tights:”Awful, awful, awful!”.

Aly on

I think Jessica looks great! I love the look!

R on

Yes!!! I do it all time! You guys are a little slow in this look…broaden your horizons. It looks great!

iris on

i’ve been doing this for years, but i wear boots

dls on

Don’t these people own mirrors? This look is hideous!

Karen on

FUN, FUN, FUN. I love it.

Rebecca on

I’m quite open-minded about new looks, but this knee-socks over opaque tights and mary-janes is one that should die quietly.

Lena on

It looks great on her, and after a while, everyone will start wearing them.

Tania on

Why not?!? and she looks great in everything.

Jan on

I was thinking about it last week. I found the perfect knee socks to match a short skirt, but I wasn’t sure about wearing that, and wondered if I could put the socks over tights. I sometimes carry a dog purse or wear a hat, either of which gets noticed and that’s okay but I wish others would start wearing this trend, because I’m too shy to be the first, or one of just a few.

Kim v on

For warmth, maybe, but I’d make them the same color as the rest of my outfit. Why draw attention to that random section of leg?

Diana on

They’re as stylish as her boyfriends shirt.

V on

love the look. i wear leggings over tights sometimes. why not kneesocks over tights? looks cute to me

meredeth grace on

I love that look and i think it looks great on her! I would weat it in a minute!

LL on

Sure would and I have. Though I tend to keep it monochromatic…black on black usually.

bb on

Perhaps a different color conbination would have worked better. Because she is wearing black on top your eyes go straight to the taupe socks and the straps of the shoes around the ankles.

Simm on

I would’ve never thought of doing that but now that I see it I think it works! I might try it out up here because winter is so darned cold up here! How else am I supposed to look cute & stay warm?

angela on

cute! cute! cute! I think it’s a nice fall/winter twist on boring black tights.

t.i.f.f.a.n.y... on

i personally do not like jessica’s style!
because i just love bold colours!!
…and she just wears all grey, brown, and black!

melinda on

NOT…maybe on a 3 yr old….however, she has the looks & money so she can wear anything she wants whether it looks good or not.

Baffled.... on

Wow…now here is something which is a total no no regardless who is wearing it and so many of you guys think it’s cool…I wonder what if halle or beyonce was wearing it, would the opinion be different…goes to show you…goes to show you…

"D" on

I have to agree with the comments that mention that this style? should only, if at all, be worn by anyone ten and under! Jessica really blew it this time, I always say we should dress age appropriate. That doesn’t mean boring, but with reasonable fun to it!

Victoria on

NEV-ER! OMG! ewww, i must say

Neke on

I think it looks freakin cute! Knee socks or legwarmers, either or is So freakin cute! And warm for me, especially in the Fall/Winter leaving in MI.

Jenny!! on

I like them! I think they look really cute on her, and I would love to wear them!!

Andre on

I think it works… and what makeup are you talking about? I think her socks go with her skin color… she didn’t over-do anything, neither took a risk, she did what she thought would work.

I think it looks great

Victoria on

I would never wear tights and knee highs especially with legs like hers. One or the other maybe!!

Summerann on

Jessica is so cute she can rock any outfit.

w on

Ummm sure if I was 6 years old lol Keep trying

Quiana on

Hahahaha! That looks so stupid.

Vivi on

Jessica makes anything look good. She can wear a trash bag and still beautiful =D

Nana on

she looks adorable

Morgan on

I would wear them minus the tights!!!

MJ on

She beautiful she could pull off anything. They look nice I would wear it. I’ve seen that style before though but with knee high boots and a mini skirt.

Ann on

One word: Awful…

thandi on


SK on

I’m not sure…but I’m leaning more towards “no” on the knee socks over tights. Jessica Alba looks good in just about anything. She especially looks amazing all glammed up. I like that when she’s casual, she still looks like thought went into her clothes…not sloppy like some people.

Sofie on

Depends on my mood , I look at and don’t like it then I look at it again and like it. I think it works on her but If I wore it I wouldn’t have the confidence to pull it off.

MaRiian on

she looks like a old woman!!

jen on

um no!

Kat on


Kat on

What was she thinking????

nelli on

oh oh nooooooooo

paige on

absoluteyl not. that is disgusting. she needs to find a new personal stylist. other thsan that i love jessica!

sarah on

EEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! Why! look its jessica alba a young rich beautiful girl whos tryiing to cover up her young legs! WHY!!! i wouldnt if i were her!

Madelyn on

Jessica is another one of my favorite stylish celebs. I think it’s great she took the risk and did something different, it’s a great twist to boring black tights. The taupe looks nice, she could have worn dark grey also. I like the idea of pairing the kneesocks with the tights, I’d definitely wear this look with my mary-jane’s.

Joanna on

Probably yes.

Cece on


Sarah on

Um… Of course i would wear them. they’re cute and go so great with the outfit. they are much more comfortable than some itchy tights to wear.

Sheris on

yeah, I just threw up in my mouth

megan on

sorry but no and niether should a beautiful girl like her

Missy on

I like it and I’ve done it! Chicago winters are freezing!

Missy on

I like it, and I’ve done it! Why not?

Vicky on


That’s it in a nutshell.

tina on

it should be one or the other not both but what surprise me is without makeup she’s not as pretty as I thought she was and I wish her acting would get better, I use to adore her until I saw her latest movie I was very upset I feel like people only want her in their movies for eye candy and that’s it I think instead of trying to do alot of movies how bout doing one where it shows she can act I only hope

Charlotter Scrimgeour on

No, because that looks really stupid.

Milagro on

No, i think it looks vintage and vintage is hot right now, but i really don’t consider wearing it.Because i’m not the type of person who wears everything, I only wear what i like.

Anonymous on

she following a very up and comin trend… however the socks over tights fail to work here because the whole upper body is black and the taupe knee socks just look ridiculous due to proportions.

Michellyy on

Y not…thye look cute on her why not try them?

adeline on

Love it love it love it. What a great way to put stress on that part of her body, and of course I am an undying fan of Mary Janes. So instead of leggings, that has been done excessively lately, or opaque black stockings, she used this. Great. It also brings some color to the rather somber outfit

Joffin on

I deff would, But I haven’t found any that I’m fond of yet. Will be looking in town after school next week.

ALY on

I would totally wear this style. Jessica can pull off any look while still making it young and cute but yet sophisticated. Has she ever had a bad outfit?

lauren on

usually she can pull anything off…but definitely not this. what was she thinking? she wanted to combine nerdy and stylish…

Caitlin on

no that looks bad. the rest of her outfit’s really cute though.

Jules on

She is beautiful, yet those socks look tacky.

jen on

I like layering, but not like that. You can layer a fishnet stocking and a knee high and it looks good and more suttle. Like a nice red or neon green fishnet witha black knee high is hot.

sarah on

this style is really old. i remember when socks over tights was fashionable. that was when i was 11. oh im 28 btw

Sara on

I wear white scrunched socks over black opaque tights all the time! I get complimented on it quite a bit too. I’m glad that she is sporting a similar look! It drives men nuts for some reason. At least that’s what I’ve found to be true

veronica on

knee socks are cool, I love to wear them when i go clubbing with my boyfriend. I see lots of other girls wearing them too when i go out. They look so cute with a simple skirt or even a cute pair of shorts. they will never go out of style.
there are some really cute ones too.

Anonymous on

I like the idea of it, personally i prefer wearing black opaque tights, with a pair of colourful fishnet tights on top, but i am open to new styles.

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