I know you have seen dozens of famous people wearing knit thigh high socks or over the knee (otn) socks. As winter is approaching, thigh high socks are trending. This is a very hard item of clothing to wear for a few reasons:
1. People think over the knee socks aren’t appropriate for a lady to wear in public
This is the most ridiculous thing ever, but it happens all the time! When people see a young girl wearing thigh high socks, they automatically assume it is some type of “lingerie”. This is a false assumption, and a quite ignorant one too. In this post, I am not referring to lingerie when I say thigh highs, I am referring to knit socks that come above the knee.
2. Styling thigh highs is hard no matter how long your legs are
What I have discovered in my experience with them is that people with shorter legs have a harder time styling them, but when they do it is less likely to give the image I mentioned in number 1. People with longer legs have an easier time styling thigh highs, but they often have a problem making them look “classy”. The problem with having longer legs is that there is more room between the top of the sock and your bottom hemline. This means that more of their leg is showing, which gives the allusion that I mention in number 1. No matter if you have long or short legs, you will probably run into some issues.
As a lady, the key to wearing something that is a little more revealing than you are use to is making sure that is the only piece of clothing you’re wearing that is risky. For example, if I decide to wear a shorter skirt I would wear a top that is more cautious. If I decide to wear a lower cut top, then I choose bottoms that are more conservative. This is the key to keeping it classy but still fun.
Here are a few pictures I found of women wearing thigh highs. I think all of these are styled perfectly and I would wear all of these outfits. Keep in mind that most of these are models, so it was hard to find images of girls with shorter legs.