Would you wear… socks and stilettos, like Rihanna?

socks and stiletttos

We’ve pretty much established by now that Rihanna dances to the beat of her own drum when it comes to her sartorial choices, so today we want to ask you about one particular aspect of her most recent red carpet outfit, namely this “ankle socks and stilettos” look, which she wore to the Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kid’s Choice Awards this week.

This look isn’t unique to Rihanna, of course (although she’s put her own spin on it here by mixing her metallics, with silver socks and gold shoes): its something we see pop up fairly often in fashion editorials, on street style blogs, and possibly in real life too, although admittedly this isn’t something we’ve ever seen in the vicinity of the Fashion Police HQ.

What do you think of it, though? Should ankle socks and stilettos only be thrown together on the bodies of the very young, and very confident (like Rihanna, for instance)? Should they be thrown together AT ALL? Are they something you’d wear? Take a look under the jump to see what Rihanna wore with her gold shoes and silver socks – and don’t forget to drop us a comment to tell us what you think!

Rihanna at the Kids Choice Awards

30 Comments

  • March 30, 2010

    buttons

    Never!! such a crime!! LOL

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  • March 30, 2010

    melissa

    i thinks it’s kinda cute~
    so yeah,, why not..

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  • March 30, 2010

    bean

    i wear socks with heels a lot and i love ittt. Makes heels much more comfy, and i think it looks really cute. Changes up an outfit a bit, doesn’t it??

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  • March 30, 2010

    Karen

    Socks should only ever be worn with heels when they’re also worn with pants. Said socks should also NEVER be ankle socks. Yuck.

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  • March 30, 2010

    Amee

    Would depend on the style of both, really.

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  • March 30, 2010

    Sara

    Adorable! I love it!

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  • March 30, 2010

    philly

    I find nothing wrong with it and if I wore stilletos I’d wear ’em!

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  • March 30, 2010

    Laura

    I also think it’s cute, but probably really more for young women and not for, say, my grandma (well okay, she doesn’t wear heels).
    What do you think of peep-toe stilettos with socks?
    I really can’t decide about that. Sometimes it looks quite cool, e.g. with simple black peep toes and neon socks (or some with hearts on it..okay, I’m getting carried away here, maybe..) and sometimes it looks like you’re a tourist 😀

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    • March 31, 2010

      ginny potter

      thats what im thinking right now buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut i reeeeeaaaaally dont like this pairing!

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  • March 30, 2010

    Madam Frou Frou

    Just plain wrong. And the wrong height, to boot.

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  • March 30, 2010

    MrsBossa

    I love this outfit. I certainly wouldn’t wear it, but she pulls it off. Not a look for everyone though…
    .-= MrsBossa´s last blog ..The Shoe With the Cherry On Top. =-.

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  • March 31, 2010

    Jane

    It looks good on her, at the moment. I think there is poetic license here–I wouldn’t wear but I am not a singer of a rock/movie star. Plus I think I am a little too old for that

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  • March 31, 2010

    Taylor

    I think that she worked this outfit well. She looks good and confident, and really the socks shoes and socks didn’t look that bad with the outfit she wore. Good for her for being daring.

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  • March 31, 2010

    ila naidu

    it’s very 80’s of her….i remember madonna, Bangles etc rocking this look way back but then the ankle socks were folded over and had a lace edge…….. fast-forward to 2010 i doubt it’s my style….maybe for the younger lot (16-18 yr olds)

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  • March 31, 2010

    naomi

    not a fan of socks n stillettos or socks n sandals…IMO the former looks a wee tad trashy and the latter looks a wee tad sloppy
    i can see how socks n stillettos might look edgy to those who didnt see it in the 80s…so i’m gussing the subset who’d agree with me are those who saw this look before…in person i mean…not “glamorous retro photos” lol

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  • March 31, 2010

    Pomeroy

    I think she’s rocking it. However, it’s something only a very small portion of society could pull off, or indeed would even be brave enough to attempt. Although Ugly Betty doesn’t seem to make too much of a tragedy of it…

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  • March 31, 2010

    B.

    I like it. But it should be used with caution 😛

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  • March 31, 2010

    Sandy

    I think that Rihanna can do whatever the heck she wants because she’s awesome. However, normal people should probably stay away from this look.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Sarah

    I agree wholeheartedly with Sandy. While I would never do this, Rihanna rocks pretty much everything she wears, and this really suits her since I generally see a lot of ’80s inspiration in her outfits.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Heidi

    My friend wore this look out the other night (there’s a picture on my blog: http://sojournerstorybook.wordpress.com/). It looked rather chic on her. I’m not sure if Rihanna is doing it right. It needs to be more along the lines of Burberry Prorsum.
    .-= Heidi´s last blog ..this song is saving my life right now =-.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Miriam

    Either buy ankle boots or wear pimps and drop the socks.

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  • April 6, 2010

    Mander

    This look reminds me of the little old Korean ladies that I often saw in the city where I grew up. For some reason they seemed to be quite fond of children’s novelty socks worn with every kind of shoe and every type of outfit, even suits and heels in church.

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  • May 26, 2010

    victoria

    i think this is adorable! i love the socks and i think its really cute especially for an event like the kcs….very youthful and fun!

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  • June 4, 2010

    marte

    I like the look, but the colors of the dress and shoes and socks, doesn’t match at all.

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    • June 18, 2010

      Miyako

      When it comes to socks and high heels it all depends not all colors look good but if you pair delicate white socks with white pumps that could look cute. I’m sorry Rihana that look is bad

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  • June 20, 2010

    terry

    I don`t like this socks with shoes…But dress is fantastic

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  • August 17, 2010

    Simone

    Socks with shoes like those are OK, AS LONG AS THE SOCKS ARE KNEE-HIGH OR ABOVE!
    Actually, heeled hiking boots and chunky socks are in right now…

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    • August 17, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Actually, I don’t care whether they’re in or not: this isn’t a blog about blindly following fashion…

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  • June 14, 2012

    Ebil_Lightbulb

    A few years ago, I often wore legwarmers over my heels, which got me alot of compliments. But never socks. I am getting married in 2 weeks, and I just got this great pair of 5 inch stilettos. they rub my feet wrong, so for my practice walking in them, I have been wearing neon ankle socks with them. It looks terrible, but when people ask, I tell them why and they say it’s a great idea. So would I wear them?
    Absolutely. Would I wear them to be fashionable? Hell no! Lol 😀

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  • May 5, 2013

    Rob

    Doesn’t matter what she wears, most gorgeous girl in the world…FYI, these socks are sexy…

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