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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sam on

i think that knee socks make women look hot , maby its just me but they look very good

KC on

I don’t mind the knee socks; all past trends seem to be coming back anyway. But Lindsay Lohan thinks whatever she wears is so trendy and great, and she’s just a nobody with limited talent and luck. What happened to the authentic, classic celebrities whom people really look to for the latest in fashion? I’m talking about Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston…all truly gifted actors with great fashion sense.

jenny on

I don’t know what it is about stars. They seem to need to stand out because being like everyone else is just not OK with them. Knee socks or no knee socks, I don’t know what the fuss is all about.

Natalie on

I think that knee socks are a weird for an adult…they would look good on a kid though.

s. on

They do look weird.

…but what’s with the whole “They’re in fashion. Therefore I ‘should’ wear them, but because they’re ugly I won’t”…? I mean, kids, just because they’re “in style” doesn’t mean that you automatically should wear them and consciously choose not to. Get some sense, people! You’ve all got lives of your own, so why not just wear what you like and make some trends of your own?

shuana on

i like wearing white knee socks with a short pleated skirt with black heals…white blouse…the only time i wear this outfit is when im in school cus it drives the guys nuts…but my question is…what is it about the school girl look that makes them wild….shakes head…shauna

shopdiary on

they’re great as long as they are no thick. i’d prefer higher socks too, ones that actually cover the knee.

Sloane on

I’m a guy, and definitely an adult. I wear them a lot. Nobody says anything negative, but maybe they’re just being nice. (Oh, & I’m not gay)(not that there’s anything wrong with that).Want to see? myspace.com/kneesockdude

carola on

guys think they look cute cos of the skool-gurl thing and yeah they are. there are some girls here that are obviously reliving a trauma based on being forced to wear them as school uniform LOL. oh and kc, i remember an episode of friends a few years ago when jen aniston was wearing a short plaid skirt and white kneesocks!!! these fashions come and go every few years…

LSG on

Kneesocks look good on most any woman, and with any outfit. But why is Lindsey Lohan in the picture ? What she has aren’t kneesocks. They really aren’t even close. And with whatever those boot kinda things she has on….well, she just doesn’t get it. If you want to do the kneesock thing, your socks should be white, shoes black or brown, and when you sit the socks should touch the crease in the back of your knee. If they don’t, they are to short and you have failed in the attempt. LSG

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