Fashions Fade, Style Is Eternal

Pull up your socks!

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2010 at 6:15 am

Knee, knee-high and thigh-high socks or Bobby socks as I have always called them are back this season in full force.  Normally, a part of the outfit that most girls hide away, will now be on display in an assortment of styles, patterns and colours, from plain and neutral to chunky knit and frilly.  It makes a nice change from wearing boots all through winter to keep the legs warm.

A few tips on choosing the right pair to suit your body shape:

  • If you’ve got big thighs, thigh high socks will draw too much attention to them.
  • Knee socks that finish below the knee may compliment your bone structure more than those knee high socks which finish above the knee. Try both styles on.
  • Knee high socks that cut off just below the knee are more likely to give you a slimmer look, as going only a short distance above the knee could result in socks that ‘bulge’ on your knee.
  • If you’re short, knee high socks that cut off below the knee are best when paired with a shorter hemline to expose more leg, creating the illusion of greater height. The hem should be no lower than the middle of your thigh.
  • Don’t be afraid to layer. Knee high socks and over the knee socks worn over sheer, patterned stockings can add a whole new dimension to an outfit.
  • Don’t be afraid to use colour and texture, particularly if you want the socks to be a focal piece of your outfit.
  • Dark thigh high socks peeping out from under over the knee boots make for a strong look.
  • Avoid knee high socks and thigh high socks with body suits, but don’t be afraid to experiment with short pants or hot pants.

Where to get yourself a pair:


Button Knee High Socks in Camel / Topshop / £8 – click image to buy

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Rib Over the Knee Socks in Grey / Topshop / £6 – click image to buy

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Over Knee Socks in Black / Miss Selfridge / £5 – click image to buy

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