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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ravz on

i think they are so cute! i would wear them

rachel on

knee socks are becoming popular in my high school, with many people wearing them. i think they are hideous, and will never wear them!

Angela on

I like the knee socks, I think they are school girl sexy in a way, I dont know why there are so many people here who hate them. I would like to see them come back in style

Dana on

I think this can be a trendy style with the right things
For example Kirsten Dunst looks okay but others look really wierd so paired with the correct thing and these can be pulled off…otherwise its a no

katie on

ew ew ew knee socks are really ugly.. i mean come on. who actually wears them?

ashley bradley on

You have to know how to wear them, and if you do they are hot!!!!! Molly = Awesome, Lindsey (I love ya but, come on)= U-G-L-Y Youa aint got alliby, you ugly! They are knee highs, rock ’em like you own “em! If not dont bother.

Alicia on

I like them…but I could never pull them off. People would look at me like I was losing my mind. Oh, what bliss it would be to dress with such reckless abandon!

Angie on

I seen Jessica wearing them on Survivor and thought they were sooooo cool….glad they’ve become a trend

selin on

really bad their legs looks bad with thm

Laurie on

For all of those who are down-playing this – get over it. It’s something fun. It’s another form of expression. Maybe you should try it.

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