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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Christine on

Definitely won’t be wearing those… I was damned to school uniforms for my last two years of high school – I don’t need to do that again.

Katie on



I think they look cute on them….you know perfect legs, nothing flabby, but on regular girls…NAH

B. on

Ew. Knee highs? Are you kidding? It reminds me of a private school uniform. So won’t be wearing them.

Amber on

Well they can be nice with certain clothing items, but it must be with some caution to wear them out in public.

sharon on

I kinda like the knee socks. :)

Cara on

Knee socks. Too cute. A keeper for the fall!!!

kawashima on

I think the style is adopt to japanase fashion style knee socks is popular in japan it can wore in office,work,students,young and old woman used it.Gomenasai(sorry) my english is not perfect.

Mette on

I have had some for years.. Just not famous enough to start a trend. And I guess people don’t think of it when they are hitten under a pair of jeans… Hmm…

Wolfy on

I like knee socks, but only under jeans or pants. And I love the thicker, colorful ones, like they used to have back when my sister was young. Boy, were they warm! Especially since I live in the northern half of the US and it gets cold in winter. As for wearing them with skirts or dresses, I don’t think so, unless I have a long dress (to the ankles or floor) and I’m feeling too lazy to wear pantyhose!

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