Sophie Ellis-Bextor wears white ankle socks to the Samsung 3D Television Party

Sophie Ellis-Bextor the Samsung 3D Television Party Fashion Police

Cute or childish?

When we last broached the issue of whether adults can get away with ankle socks, many of you felt that while it’s OK if you happen to be Rihanna (as are so many things in life!), this is ultimately a look that’s only for the very, very young. Like, toddlers, say (although maybe not with heels).

Here’s 31-year-old Sophie Ellis-Bextor, however, flying in the face of that piece of fashion advice, and proudly wearing her white ankle socks and (rather scuffed) white shoes to the Samsung 3D Television Party in London this week. We love her dress, cardigan and bag here… but we do think this cute little outfit would have been even cuter if it didn’t look like she’d somehow woken up with the feet of a toddler on the body of a 31-year-old woman.

What do you think? Socks and stilettos were OK on Rihanna, but are they OK on Sophie?

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  • April 29, 2010

    Minnie Burton

    It’s cute! I think we’ll be seeing a lot of that from now on… maybe it will be the new leggins.. or are they out of fashion now? :S

    Socks with stilettos need to be worn with confidence and perhaps if you choose white you need a tan I’d say if Sophie wore another colour it would have done way more for her!
    .-= Minnie Burton´s last blog ..This Week I’m Loving. =-.

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  • April 29, 2010


    this girl wears them pretty well:

    i don’t really like it on sophie there.
    .-= annet´s last blog ..draakplaats =-.

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  • May 1, 2010


    I like the look in general, but I don’t think she pulls it off. It looks too “cutsey” on her!

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  • May 2, 2010


    is cute, i love it!

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  • May 3, 2010


    How can anyone in thier 30’s honestly be taken seriously wearing ankle socks.. on show….. This is a look that should stay with little girls (10yrs & under) and perhaps Japanese Street fashion….

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    • September 19, 2010


      I could agree with seeing this in the streets of Japan. But I like a lot some Japanese street fashions!

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  • May 4, 2010


    Sofie looks like she was going for the sweet yet slightly naughty schoolgirl look. I think it suits her! Subtly sexy too, I’m sure a few men would agree.

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  • May 5, 2010


    cute shoes but not working with sophie.
    vixen vintage and wears them really really well.
    have yet to see anyone else do so nowadays.
    .-= frog´s last blog sur la mer =-.

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  • June 16, 2010


    If done properly it can be really cute and only by women in their 20’s. I think that outfit is really cute w/ the socks.

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  • June 29, 2010


    I think this is a wonderful look. It’s so feminine and soft. Dianne Keaton has worn ankle socks for years. It’s a great look!

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  • September 19, 2010


    I think it’s adorable!

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  • May 14, 2012

    James Porter

    Speaking as a man, this look definitely works! Wearing heels is probably tough on ladies feet, and adding the socks can only help, and it is very sexy as well on the right woman. This especially works because of the style of the shoe. And she could have tried different color socks or shoes based on the dress. Bring it, ladies!

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