Knee-High Socks and Heels: A Do or Don’t?
Knee-high socks have been around for a few decades, but most recently, knee-high socks have been paired with heels to create a Vintage meets Bohemian quasi-retro style. Knee-high socks generally look better on women with longer, leaner legs, but for some of us not-so-blessed in the height department, knee-high socks can make already short legs even shorter.
Some may argue that wearing knee-high socks with heels may seem like a “young” trend- reminding us of a school-girl’s uniform. I disagree. Choose neutral color palettes in your dress, sock and heel to prevent the “school-girl” label on the trend.
I fear that with someone of shorter stature, wearing knee-high socks and heels could look sloppy, and overpowering. At times, this may be the case. This shouldn’t, however, discourage more petite women from trying this style. If you are a little shorter:
- Choose a knee-high sock just below the knee. If this isn’t possible, scrunch the sock. this creates a more Bohemian look.
- Make sure your heel isn’t too large or chunky. Find a petite shoe for a petite frame.
- Make sure your skirt is not too long. Long skirts seem to over-wear smaller, more petite women. I am NOT suggesting a mini skirt, just a length in between knee-length and the mini.
With the right skirt or dress (obviously cut above the knee), this mixed-match trend could appear fresh and carefree. (This trend would also look great with a shorter trench and large hand bag). Play with colors, styles, and unique heels. This could turn out to be a new Spring favorite this year!
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