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A common request when we’re helping customers is finding a decent uniform sock option. Because school rules vary it’s always a fun challenge for us to find a style that works best.
Uniform socks, above all, need to be a solid colour and we tend to find folks want them knee high or over the knee. If you’re looking for solid coloured sock options, even if your school days are long past, this is a good list for you. This is totally not every solid colour sock we carry, just the styles that have an option in white, which we’ve found to be the most popular uniform sock colour.
Socks for kids and teens can be hard to choose, you go through so many foot sizes when you’re growing up! I’m going to focus here on options that fit women’s US shoe size 6 (men’s shoe size 4) and up, as we get the most requests for help in these sizes. Be sure to check the Sizing Information for any styles you’re interested in, we try our best to include all the measurements we can, from top and calf stretch to height from heel to cuff.
Flat knit is a classic choice and is often a slightly lighter weight option. They’re not as warm as ribs and cables, but they’re a great day-to-day sock.
These are the most basic sock style we see people buying for uniforms. If you want something that works with your dress code, but is more fun, check out what we’ve got below the cut.
Ribbed socks not only have a better chance of staying up on some legs, but they can be nice cozy layer when it gets cooler. One thing we’ve found people like about them is that they work equally well with every-day clothes, when they can be scrunched and slouched, instead of neatly pulled up.
Trouser socks, in thin nylon, are a great lightweight option. They’re tube-style, with no formed heel, so littler and bigger feet can wear them easily.
Textured socks don’t work for some dress codes, and Loose socks are even less likely to be an option if you don’t go to school in a Japanese manga, but I’d be amiss if I didn’t point out these super fun options.
So, even if you’ve got a dress code to stick to, there are lots of fun sock options to add a little something to your uniform. And if you have trouble keeping them up, there’s always sock glue! If you’ve bought socks to go with your school clothes, let us know!
7 soxy thoughts:
For many years I hated white socks, but I ordered a pair from here and have a new appreciation. It has been many many years since I graduated from any sort of schooling institution with a dresscode…but I may pick some of these up.
I’m always a little shy of white socks (comes from working in a warehouse, I think!), but I do love how they look, there’s something very classic about them.
i know i go on and on about this but for real the best ever white socks were (now discontinued) the cotton inklined knee highs. i have my original pair and dont wear them due to not wanting to ruin them. i adore white socks but really have no use for them and they dinge up so quickly – sigh….but the thought/style/pictures of them are wonderful. Brenna hits it on the head – classic. drags up all kinds of young thoughts….school days, autumn, crushing leaves in mary-janes….just nice things – to me at least….i know they also bring up some erotic thoughts to people as well.
P.S. I am very happy to see the Ribbed M Stockings – these are one of my all time favorite socks ever….i pretty much live in the black version thru the winter.
I super love the Ribbed Ms, they keep me as warm as thermal underwear when I wear them in the winter with skirts. I’ve got a long, long discontinued pair in Kelly that are my favourite. I think the Ribbed Ms, the DreaM Slouches and the Cotton Slouches are my staple socks, those ribs keep ‘em up!
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my favourite white pairs are hot sox flat knit otks… gone now and my pairs are very worn.. *sad*
unrelated, but the ruffle striped otks have been slowly killing me for a few days now. i am hopelessly in love. do.. want… and no money now!