What Do You Think of Knee Socks?

10/24/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

For many of us, knee-socks are something we wore with school uniforms as children or now refer to as “trouser socks” that stay hidden under pants. But along with all things 80’s — t-shirts, haircuts, booties— they are making a resurgence as legwear meant to be seen on adults. To counteract any unflattering effects of visually blocking off your calves, be ready to flash some thigh to balance them out. Try them paired with a mini-dress, like Lindsay Lohan (left) or Molly Sims (right), or with shorts, like Kirsten Dunst (middle). Just don’t pair them with a pleated skirt unless you are going as Mary Catherine Gallagher for Halloween. Tell us: Will you try this trend? Are you going to rock knee-socks?

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dawn blagborne on

knee socks are fine when you are a kid.
but, for an adult ! oh please.

emily on

suprisingly i like them.

they actually look really cute…and yeah some how guys go crazy for them.

suzanna on

so so cute!! im lovin it!!


they look DUMB!

they look stupid!




OMG! Where does the maddness stop?

Jen on

I personally like knee socks, but I’m not too sure about them on some of the above girls. Not necessarily a great trend, but if you like it, I say go for it.

Heather on

I don’t like them and I don’t think I will be wearing them.

Courtney on

I wouldnt ever wear the look but it looks great on Lindsay Lohan!

cate on

I LOVE IT! theyre soooo adorable!! i would totally wear them!

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