Knee socks are fun accessories that make any outfit pop. They are great for adding flair to a flapper dress or simply to keep legs warm and cozy.
Unlike stockings that must be held up with garters, knee high socks rest just above the knee and are kept in place by your calf.
The humble sock might seem like a fairly mundane piece of clothing, but it’s one that’s been around for centuries. In fact, there’s evidence that the Egyptians were wearing socks made from animal skins and fur as early as 300-500 AD. These knee-high socks would have been warm, practical and protective. They may even have helped to keep the feet drier, less prone to cuts and infections.
The next big change came in the 20th Century when there was an increase in the production of nylon, rayon and elastic. This allowed women to do away with stockings and garters and start wearing what we’d now call knee-highs in a wide range of colours and patterns. As hemlines got shorter, knee-highs took centre stage and they soon became a fashion statement in their own right.
In the past, long knee-high socks were reserved for the rich and nobility in Europe and could be worn with a smock or dress. They were sometimes even patterned and brightly coloured. By the 18th century women such as Marie Antoinette wore them to show off a bit of cheeky style and eroticism against their drab, floor-length gowns.
Knee-highs were also a staple of the ’60s Mod culture, when pop icons like Twiggy embraced the look in short dresses and miniskirts with white or pastel toned knee-high socks. Today, they’re a must-have for every wardrobe and come in an endless variety of styles, colours and patterns.
The length of a knee-high sock depends on the desired look, but they should always fully cover the calf. This is why they’re often referred to as above the calf, OTC or knee-highs. Many are also reinforced at the toe and heel, to prevent snags or tears when worn in hard-wearing footwear. They can be made from a number of materials, but wool is the most common as it’s warm, soft and very durable. A blend of cotton and silk is another popular option, as it’s softer than wool but warmer than pure cotton and has the added advantage of moisture wicking.
Men and women both can rock knee-high socks to knee-high-socks add a playful edge to their style. These socks are available in a wide range of styles and colors to suit any outfit or occasion. Pairing long socks with stylish pieces can create a fun and unique look that is sure to get you compliments.
Knee-high socks are traditionally worn with formalwear, but they can also be used to dress up casual attire. They can also be paired with casual shoes, such as ballet flats or Mary Janes, to give the look an extra touch of femininity and charm. If you want to go for a more sophisticated style, you can even wear knee-high socks with formal flats such as Oxfords or brogues.
Another popular way to use knee-high socks is to create a layered look with your outfit. You can wear a light tee or a long-sleeved shirt over your knee-high socks and finish off the look with a jacket or cardigan. This is a great way to keep you warm during winter and still show off your legs.
For a casual and feminine look, you can also wear knee-high socks with a floral mini-dress. You can choose black high socks to pair with a floral dress, and you can wear a pair of fashionable flats or a pair of boots with this outfit. Knee-high socks are also a good choice for work, as they can help you stay warm and comfortable while you are working in your office.
If you are looking for a more sporty look, you can also wear knee-high white socks with your favorite sneakers and a sports shirt. This is a great way to stay comfortable while you are doing your favorite activity. You can also choose black or white socks that have stripes on the top to add a classic and fun touch to your outfit.
You can also use knee-high socks to show off your leg tattoos. If you have a cool and interesting tattoo, you can try wearing it with a short skirt or shorts with knee-high socks to make the outfit more eye-catching.
In this collection of knee-high socks, you’ll find styles that use breathable fabrics like cotton and Coolmax to keep you comfortable in the gym and when you’re out and about running errands. You’ll also find merino wool knee highs for winter and work that offer just the right amount of warmth without being too heavy or bulky.
A slew of different colors means you can pick the perfect pair for every outfit. Women’s knee-high socks are great for adding a pop of color to your look or even coordinating with your favorite team colors. Pair them with a skirt for a cute everyday outfit or choose an athletic style that makes you feel ready to take on the day when you’re working out at the gym.
Knee-highs are a staple in the wardrobe of men, women and kids, as well as being a fashion accessory that looks just as good with a suit as it does with a pair of jeans. Many people mistakenly refer to these as thigh highs, but the comfort top of knee-high socks should sit at the knee — not above it.
The history of knee-high socks dates back as far as ancient Rome, when both men and women wore long woolen socks to keep their legs warm. It wasn’t until the 1920s that they began to become more popular, with new-invented nylon allowing for the creation of stretchy stockings that didn’t require garters to stay in place.
These types of socks also make for a great layering piece for winter when it’s cold and the air is dry. You can wear them over a pair of breathable tights to protect against the wind. In this collection, you’ll find both knee-high dress socks and over-the-calf varieties, which are typically worn by men for formal occasions.
One of the main reasons why people wear knee-high knee-high-socks socks is to avoid exposing their bare leg. This can be an embarrassing thing to do, especially in professional settings where it’s considered a faux pas to cross your legs and show your bare hairy leg. When you wear knee-high socks, your pants will always cover up any bare skin that might be showing.
The socks in this collection are made with a premium blend of fibers that includes cotton and spandex AKA elastane. This combination creates a soft, stretchy sock that doesn’t fall down easily. They fit snugly around the toes, eliminating some of the extra fabric where the seam comes together that’s a giveaway characteristic of cheaper options. They’re also machine washable and dry quickly, making them a convenient choice for busy women on the go.
These socks are sized according to the length of your leg, so they’ll reach over your knees on shorter legs and midcalves on curvier calves. They’re designed to be tighter at the ankles and looser up higher on the calf, which makes them great for wearing with short skirts or dresses that show off your shoes. They’re also a smart option for wearing with high heels, which will elongate your leg and add height to your frame.
If you’re looking for a more casual look, these socks pair well with sneakers or low-tops. They’re also a good option for pairing with jeans for a polished business look. In addition to their versatility, these socks are a great way to showcase your personal style. They’re available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and prints that can complement your personality or match the colors of your favorite outfits.
Some of these knee-high socks are designed with medical-grade compression. This feature helps promote blood circulation, which can help relieve pain and swelling in your legs. You can find socks in strength ratings of up to 20 mm Hg, which is considered moderate compression. For stronger compression, you’ll need to visit a specialist medical store.
Other knee-high socks are made for everyday wear. These socks are made of soft, breathable materials like merino wool and have a sleek appearance that pairs perfectly with most casual outfits. They also have a fun pattern that lets your fashion sense shine through.