PSA: Socks and swimwear should never mix

RAFW S/S 2010/11 - Kate Sylvester Catwalk

This is a Public Service Announcement brought to you by The Fashion Police.

As summer approaches, we’d just like to take this opportunity to remind you that socks and swimwear DO NOT MIX. We understand that you may find it tempting to wear socks and shoes with your swimwear. Actually, no, scratch that: we DON’T understand why you’d want to do that, unless you actually are a British pensioner, and in the habit of wearing a knotted handkerchief on top of your head along with your socks/slip-ons/swimwear combo. That would explain the sock suspenders, too.

In conclusion, though: socks and slip-ons are the perfect way to ruin a totally cute bathing suit. We’d like to thank Kate Sylvester’s runway model for her assistance with this demonstration.

7 Comments

  • May 10, 2010

    Selina

    Once you’ve gone so far as to team socks with swimsuits (gah!) the sock suspenders make perfect sense because you just know that your socks will keep falling down when you’re splashing around in the water!
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..Your daily dose of pretty: Office Giggle Strap Mint Patent Leather Shoes =-.

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  • May 10, 2010

    Rebecca

    Oh GOD. And the SUSPENDERS. And the swimsuit/necktie looks cute and oh GOD EVERYTHING IS RUINED FOREVER

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  • May 10, 2010

    charles

    ick. i don’t like any of it much anyway and don’t think swimsuits should be tight enough to see your belly button and the entire outline of your hip bones ect…
    .-= charles´s last blog ..[Not so] Kick-Ass =-.

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  • May 10, 2010

    kav

    the socks/suspenders/neck tie thingy almost cover up the ugliness of the actual SWIMSUIT!! I mean what is UP wiv that swimsuit?

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  • May 10, 2010

    EricB

    What’s that with the model’s knees? One knee seems to be higher up than the other – and it’s not that she were standing in a strange position, is it?

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  • May 10, 2010

    AlyCatNat

    If the swimsuit is THAT unbecoming on a professional model, how do you think it would look on a woman of average build?

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  • May 11, 2010

    Caroltrijn

    Like tights, like sandals, but not socks under swimming suit…

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