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Well dreamers, it’s June again – one of our very favorite months of the year, because it’s Pride month! As a company with “rainbow” as an option under our color search, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Pride is near and dear to our hearts, as well as our sock drawers.
Today we’re taking a look at our latest styles for Pride, as well as some old standards!
Starting off the round up, we’ve got socks that truly make a statement from Gumball Poodle. They always bring the pride, and this year we’re pleased to offer GAY, PROUD and QUEER PRIDE (a Sock Dreams exclusive!) in addition to the rainbow version of their BEER socks.
Leg Avenue has a particularly fun and flamboyant take on rainbow, with unexpected items like tutus and furry leg warmers, as well as some more standard thigh highs, arm warmers and tights, with not-so-standard neon rainbows!
Foot Traffic mostly does great things with the classic, bold rainbow colors. From crews and OTKs to leg warmers and toe socks, they’ve got a classic rainbow for just about anybody! Even Musicians!
For rainbow socks that are as unique as the people they represent, tie dye is the way to go. Love Lite Precision Tie Dye hand dyes so many different styles for us, we don’t even have room to list them all here! While each pair is a little bit different due to their hand dyed nature, you can expect a vibrant rainbow from any style available in the “classic” colorway!
But of course, our very favorite rainbows hail from our own Dreamer Socks and DreaM Stockings brands, because we designed them just the way we like them! Our Rainbow Dreams knee socks come in three different rainbow colorways, and make cute OTKs on smaller legs, or great knee highs for taller or curvier folks. More recently we’ve also added matching Classic and Pastel colorways to our M Sleeves!
Meanwhile, our Dreamer Socks come in two beautiful rainbow colorways: the bright, high quality acrylic blend Radiant Rainbow or the subdued and autumnal Harvest Rainbow! Each of our signature rainbows is available in four different lengths for adults, and the Harvest Rainbow even comes in two different lengths for kids, because you’re never too young to have pride!
While this might seem like an awful lot of rainbow, we’ve actually got 73 rainbow items to choose from, and you can see them all if you simply search by color (or just click here because we’ve already done it for you). Find the rainbow that makes you the proudest, and let your sock flag fly!
We had a great time at our last event, Denver Comic Con. There were over 100,000 nerdy enthusiasts in attendance over the weekend. We got to meet thousands of amazing people and made quite a few new Sock Dreams fans. We can’t wait to get back there next year.
Our next event is taking place right in our own home town. We will be vending at Pride Northwest! It will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon from noon to 6pm on June 13th and 14th. It was listed on newnownext.com as #1 on their list of “10 pride festivals you’ve never been to but should.” With Governor Kate Brown as Grand Marshall of the pride parade, it should be quite an event!
If you need some help showing off your pride we will have plenty of rainbow socks, as well as many others, at booth P-5. We’ll be on the main promenade, close to the Morrison side of the sound stage. Martha Wash of “It’s Raining Men” fame, will be headlining on the stage, so we’ll be having a lot of fun at our booth. We’ll also be right next to the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, so you know it will be a blast!
As always our DreaM Stockings and Dreamer Socks will be marked down from our web prices, so stop by to stock up on your favorites.
Maybe it’s a little funny that in our colour search we have “Rainbow” as an option. I mean, rainbows are made of lots of colours, that’s the point! But if you need rainbow socks, then you need rainbow socks, which is why Rainbows have their own category too!
The difference in the results between Rainbow as a colour search and Rainbows as a category is that the colour search brings up individual varieties that are rainbow, like the M Sleeves in Classic Rainbow, where the category just shows styles that have rainbow options. The category is also a little looser on the definition of “rainbow”, like with the Kawaii Not Rainbow Youth & Junior Crew, which is defined as “Pink” by our colour search, since that’s the dominant colour in the sock.
I’ve mentioned this before, but our main goal with the colour searches is to make sure that nobody is going to search for “green” or something and be disappointed by what the results are. So in multi-coloured styles we only tag the dominant colours. Unless, of course, it’s RAINBOW.
So let’s look at some rainbows across different brands! As we discussed in the post about matching stripes across styles, rainbows are basic but tricky, because there are so many more colours to match up. That means our focus in this colour post is more about types of rainbow styles, rather than dissecting how a hue is portrayed across brands and fibers.
Dream Stockings & Dreamer Socks (including Love Lite Tie Dye)
As the majority of Love Lite Precision Tie Dye styles are made with our Dream Stockings and Dreamer Socks blanks, it’s easier to wrap them all up together. Between our three versions of Rainbow Dreams and our plethora of Radiant Rainbow and Harvest Rainbow styles, we’ve got rainbows on lock down. The classic tie dye rainbow stylings of Love Lite are the cherry and whipped cream on top (or the pot of gold at the end of all these rainbows!)
Top row from left to right: Rainbow Dreams Bright, Rainbow Dreams Classic, Rainbow Dreams Pastel, Radiant Rainbows, Harvest Rainbows
Bottom row from left to right: Extraordinary Tie Dyed Thigh Highs, Extraordinary Tie Dyed Stripes
Full of classic primary-coloured rainbow options, Foot Traffic also has some fun styles with rad rainbow touches.
Some basic rainbows, sure, but K Bell also rocks the rainbows striped or set off with black.
From left to right: Rainbow Skull & Crossbones Knee Highs, Neon Rainbow Gauntlet Gloves, Vertical Rainbow Fishnet Tights, Acrylic Rainbow Thigh Highs, Over the Rainbow Thigh Highs, Neon Acrylic Rainbow Thigh Highs, Neon Rainbow Striped Fishnet Tights
Background is Rainbow Organza Tutu
Sock It To Me
They just cover the basic rainbow needs, but they do it well!
With probably the slimmest of classic rainbow offerings, I figure it’s because Tabbisocks focuses on nailing all aspects of solid colours.
Other brands have something to represent rainbows, but they’re regularly pretty basic stripes (with the exception of space dye in Sparkle, but we’ll get to that in a sec).
Now, let’s look at the basic variations rainbows end up in!
We’ve gone through all the main colours this year in our monthly focus posts and now with black under our belts, let’s take this colour matching to the next level: matching stripes across brands and styles! It’s something we see a lot of you folks doing as you put the final touches on your Halloween costumes, so I figured it’d be timely to talk about it now.
As we’ve learned, if you want to keep your colours matching, it’s best to stay within a brand or style, particularly in the Dream Stockings, since we use the same yarn for each colour. So, naturally, the M Sleeves and the Super Warmers short or long, match their corresponding colours in the Color Knees and Super Stripes (with some cross-pollination between all of those styles, plus the Neapolitans and Rainbow Dreams!).
Ditto the Sorcerer Socks and Sleeves, the Chevron Sleeves and their various levels of coverage. And Leg Avenue offers the Neon Rainbow Gauntlet Gloves to go with the tights and Neon Rainbow Striped Fishnet Tights to go with the fingerless gloves.
Top row: Sorcerer Sleeves, Chevron Sleeves, Neon Rainbow Gauntlet Gloves, Rainbow Net Fingerless Gloves
Bottom row: Sorcerer Socks, O Chevrons, Neon Rainbow Tights, Neon Rainbow Striped Fishnet Tights
But what about rainbows, or black/purple and black/red? What if your perfect sock to match your arm warmers is made of a totally different fiber? Well, we have good news and bad news, depending on what colours you’re talking about.
While May might not be what you think of as harvest season, we think that with all of June’s Pride celebrations right around the corner this is the perfect time to expand on one of our most popular lines of socks: Harvest Rainbows!
These colorful thigh highs flew solo for the first few years of their reign, but with the recent addition of junior and youth sizes it’s looking like we might just have dynasty on our hands (or feet, if you will)!
Well a simple dynasty is not enough for us. Nope! That’s why we’ve added two more unisex, adult-sized options: Knee Highs and Crews! You see, while we adore thigh highs and hope you do too, we also don’t think that should be a requirement of rocking awesome, muted rainbows. Besides, they’re so perfect for the Pride festivals that take place during the rather warm month of June, it just made sense to make them in more Summery lengths!
With three foot sizes and multiple lengths, these rainbow socks are getting to be just as diverse as the people that they represent!
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