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Around Valentine’s day interest in classic stocking styles sparks. Backseams are a classic, but the cuban heel adds a pin-up touch to the already timeless look of nylons. A cuban heel stocking is defined by an opaque foot bed that runs from the toes up past the heel, ending in a point. Backseamed and best paired with garters for insured stay-up-ability, they’re undeniably foxy.
Our Cuban Heel collection may be small, but there are three definite pin-up styles that rock the cuban heel.
For non-traditional takes on the cuban heel and a little bit of definition nerding after the jump!
I was going to write about our Vices collection, but it looks like everybody stocked up before making resolutions! So how about some sparkle for the new year? Because for me, sparkle is a vice.
It’s too late to suggest socks and accessories for new year parties, but sparkle shouldn’t be confined to just beginnings. The shine of a new year, like a treat still in its wrapper, sort of begs for sparkles and shine. But rocking a little glitz can help keep up the hope a year began with into the following months.
I can think of nothing more appropriate than the sparkle of rhinestones to kick off a new year. Silver sparkles dress up basic leggings and little net gloves—because basics don’t have to be boring.
For leg warmers we have a nice gradient of shimmer, from the delicate stripe of shine, to bold stars, or an all out lurex marl, heavy on the sparkle. You can choose your level of sparkle:
Thigh highs, tights and more after the jump! Read more »
Sheer & Opaque Stripe Thigh Highs w/Lace Top
We clearly love socks here, but some socks we love more than others.
“Dreamers Recommend” highlights the current favorite style of one of our Sock Dreamers.
Dreamer name: India
Current favourite style: Sheer & Opaque Stripe Thigh Highs w/Lace Top
Did you like this sock when we first started carrying it, or did you hate it and grow to love it?
Generally I don’t dig lace on myself but with these it’s okay.
What is the best thing about this particular style?
They are really long. My inseam is 34” and I like a thigh high to go all the way up sometimes. Not to mention the subtle thinner stripes. Grown up goth if you will.
after thinking one of our favorite Dream Stockings styles was gone for good we have been blessed with lots of new colors of O Marled socks… and just in time for fall weather to start hitting us with chilly evenings and even chillier mornings.
These deliciously thick, ribbed socks stretch to an accommodating 23 inches around at the tops while still fitting those of us with scrawny calves… a true “Dream” stocking if there ever was one!
My inseam is about 30 inches and my thighs are 19 inches around so these come pretty close to the tops of my thighs if I pull them all the way up, but my favorite way to wear them is thickly cuffed just above my knees. Larger/longer legs will have varying results, but as seen in the image for charcoal, as worn by Trina, these can still be a great OTK…
The biggest change with this new batch is that we decided to only do one foot size which we are calling large because it is larger [in the feet] than the small hunter we have leftover from the previous batches, but don’t worry, these fit a shoe size 7 right up to women’s 10 pretty well and we will probably switch that large to “one size” when those hunters are gone. I also think these itch a little more before being washed a few times, which we think is due to the marled bits, I solved it by wearing them over leggings, but really it just took washing them to soften them up.
Ember is my favorite color of these right now, and as I sit here telling you why I love them so much I am tempted to wear them through a second day because I don’t want to take them off!
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.