Outfits to Wear With Knee-High Socks

Knee socks are a lot of look!

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Ladies, this is one fashion accessory that's filled with girlish charm, but has enough edge to be featured in a fashion editorial. Yes, die-hard fashionistas and casual couture enthusiasts can both appreciate the appeal of knee-high socks. Wear them in summer or winter and every month in between; knee socks are one of the hottest fashion components right now, but to rock them properly, you must know what outfits look best.

Dresses

What better way to embrace the natural femininity and girly appearance of a dress than to pair it with a pair of fabulous knee socks? Knee socks are a fashionable alternative to tights and leggings as an item to wear with your favorite dress. To get the most from this look, you must wear it the right way. Avoid dresses that are too long; you want your knee socks to be seen, so keep dresses at or above the knee. Play around with contrast; pair a super-frilly light-colored dress with lace, ribbon and bow details and wear a dark-colored knee sock with a dark leather bootie.

Shorts

Knee-high socks are a fierce and sexy way to dress up your shorts. Knee socks and shorts successfully show the silhouette of your legs while providing a subtle amount of coverage to the area. You can go slightly more risque with your short length by using the knee socks as a cover, because teeny tiny shorts don't appear as extreme when they are paired with an understated knee sock. The longer your legs are, the shorter you are able to wear your shorts, and you can also go lighter with your knee socks. By contrast, if you have short legs and have a curvy build, wear shorts that hit mid-thigh or at the knee and darker-colored knee socks for a slimming effect.

Skirts

Ladies, a skirt is arguably one of the most feminine and flattering things that you can wear; however, finding innovative ways to style them can sometimes be hard. That's where knee socks come in; not only do they amp up the fashion drama, they give your skirt an updated look. Generally, the same rules apply for skirts and knee socks as dresses and knee socks; remember that fit and length are important. Fitted skirts or those that are too long do nothing for the knee socks, so keep hemlines shorter and skirts free-flowing.

Rompers

More than just a sexy, fashion-forward one-piece, a romper has a design that's made to be accessorized in new and innovative ways. Imagine how fierce an olive-colored romper with cream knee socks and a tan lace-up bootie looks on you as you stomp the pavement like a supermodel. Yes, knee socks are a small element to an outfit, but one that can elevate a look tremendously. During the colder months of the year add additional accessories like scarves or a bomber jacket; they both complement the romper and knee socks fabulously. When the temperature warms up, put on a floppy hat with a large hobo bag and an open-toed sandal.

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