I missed the poodle skirt era. We had plaid skirts and knee socks. I still remember a brown and blue plaid skirt and matching knee socks that I wore in Junior High School. This photo is remarkable similar:
Shortly after that era, young women started wearing pants to school. Knee socks were less visible but still popular. By college I was wearing this look:
Because I study pop culture, I have insider information about the new knee sock craze. Yes, they are back. However, they are often over-the-knee socks and created from high-tech luxe fabric.
Very nice! I love the look although I personally am not wearing skirts over my knees anymore. This next photo shows my absolute favorite. If I were 18 years old, I would whip out the sewing machine and get to work making my own version. Seriously.
This is nice too, especially for winter.
I am into tights now so I don’t really miss knee socks. Still, I appreciate their place in American fashion history. I am also reminded that all trends come around again. By the way, does anyone remember this iteration of knee-socks????
Men, if you find yourself tempted to go with such a look…DO NOT GIVE IN. Resist this at all costs. Birkies and white knee-socks are soooooo last century.