On Trial: Over the Knee Socks

OverthekneesocksI’ve been seeing over-the-knee socks being sold everywhere lately, but I haven’t actually seen them on many pairs of legs, which makes me think that although the trend is making a comeback, not a lot of people actually dare to wear it.

What do you think of over-the-knee socks? For myself, I like the look of them – on teenagers, who I think are really the only people who can can get away with these. To do them justice, they really need to be worn with a skirt short enough to allow the tops of the socks to be seen, and that would make that skirt a little too short for the likes of an old hag like me.

Do you wear them? Will you be buying any?
(If you will, the ones pictured are by Jonathan Aston, and are £14.97)

9 Comments

  • September 24, 2007

    Caroline

    I will be buying a pair, in fact I have just this morning ordered a lovely bright yellow pair from Ebay. But only because I have a superhero and villains party to attend in fancy dress and the liklihood of me splashing out on gold-topped red pvc knee boots for one night is negligable… For real-world wear I agree that they should be seen on no-one above the age of 16 unless they want to be mistaken for the promotions girls who walk the streets of Newcastle handing out fliers advertising free drinks and topless waitresses to stag dos, and certainly not on a soul above about a size 12!! For the record, I’m ruled out on both counts!

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  • September 24, 2007

    Virginia

    I do but not with short-skirt-and-half-bare-leg combo, I wore them last winter with reasonably short skirt, very dark tights, knee high simple flat (!!!) boots and in natural tones (plum, chocolate, dark grey, burgundy…). With thick turtle neck jumpers (we’re talking about, december/january, outfit here), hardly any skin showing. I guess this way any one can wear them… or am I a fashion criminal?

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  • October 15, 2007

    Erin

    Sock Dreams, baby!
    I actually like wearing them instead of full thick tights, because that can make things fit a bit too tight around the ol’ curves. They’re great with longer skirts and knee-length shorts, and available in loads more styles and colours than tights!
    I’ve bought from Sock Dreams before, and they were pretty great. I just wished I lived in a colder climate again, so I could justify a few pairs 😉

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  • November 8, 2007

    c

    yes. it’s so cold here (nyc) during the winter sometimes that the extra layer this adds is so helpful without having to go all the way into long underwear.

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  • November 8, 2007

    c

    yes. it’s so cold here (nyc) during the winter sometimes that the extra layer this adds is so helpful without having to go all the way into long underwear.

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  • November 8, 2007

    c

    yes. it’s so cold here (nyc) during the winter sometimes that the extra layer this adds is so helpful without having to go all the way into long underwear.

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  • December 18, 2008

    onlyfr33b33

    I love the look, but I’m not daring enough to wear them with short skirts. I don’t fancy freezing my legs off. I wear them with skirts and dresses that only show the socks when I’m sitting. Makes me feel sexier, even if no one else notices.

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  • September 3, 2009

    Diandra

    I think they’re really cute!
    They’re great for a casual look, at least for teens.
    I’ve seen some people wear them really well and others, not so well.
    Personally, I probably won’t be buying any though, i’m worried they might not be flattering!

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  • October 24, 2010

    Mary

    I live by the sock.

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