The fashion world is evolving. One of this recent fads has been over the knee socks which are now not just a trend but have also taken on an entirely new position in fashion. We've compiled a list of the most effective over-the-knee socks and how to wear them properly. We hope you find it useful and are able to incorporate this fashion statement into your own wardrobe.
Let's first discuss the history of this new fashion trend. Over-the-knee socks (a.k.a. OTK or OTS) have actually been a part of fashion for quite some time, but became more prominent last year, mostly due to the emerging popularity of K-pop and J-pop music videos. OTKs are supposed to be worn with a knee-high skirt, but there have been cases of people wearing them with leggings, jeans and shorts. Some will wear them with boots or sandals, but others may opt for a slightly different style of wiggle or glitz by wearing them with high heels.
The most common color for OTK socks is black and the fit can be variable from very tight to loose. Any color works as long as it goes well with your favorite outfit. One thing to keep in mind about OTK socks is that they tend to be a little more flimsy compared to normal stockings. This can be both a pro and a con depending on how you view it. Many people like the fact that they're easier to put on, but others may worry about their socks falling down or getting torn if they run into something too sharp. If you have been thinking about trying OTK, we hope this article will help to get you started. Please keep in mind that while they may be a new fashion statement, they are still quite uncommon, so it's best to try them out on a more causal day when you aren't worried about being judged.
For the beginners, here are some tips and tricks:
Socks don't need to be black for over the knee socks.
Colors work as well, but beware of the contrast between your outfit and the color of your socks. For example, a black skirt with neon-pink socks will be more obvious than a dark blue skirt with dark-pink socks. Try not to wear white socks in the same color outfit.
Don't worry about wearing over the knee socks socks for your job.
They are unique, but they make a fashion statement. You also need to be comfortable with wearing them in public. You don't have to be a super model, but you do need to remind yourself that you'll look better if you walk with pride. Try to secure your socks as best you can. Make sure the top of the sock covers at least 2/3 or more of your thigh. The top of your skirt should reach just above knee length and not a single inch higher. Even though there's no need to tuck your shirt in, it's still recommended that you do so.
Put on a pair of high heels if you'd like.
Don't be afraid of color coordination and don't be afraid to try something new when it comes to fashion. It's a challenge, but it's not too hard. Just follow these steps when you're trying to put on your over the knee socks for the first time.
Wear your socks before you wear your shoes.
If it's a warm day, wear them before you put on your shoes or boots. This will keep them from getting all sweaty and wrinkled up at the end of the day. Don't wear your socks and shoes at the same time.
Wear a pair of stockings for every day.
You need a pair of black stockings for work and one more for any outfit you want to try them with in the evening when it's cooler. Wear your black stockings underneath your over the knee socks and then you're ready to wear your favorite outfit! You can also wear them with a pair of boots, or even heels if you want.
Lastly, don't wear the same color or style of socks every day. You may want to try something new when it comes to the over-the-knee socks, so it's best to have a couple pairs in each color.
Over-the-knee socks are quite new and are still not widely adopted by all fashionistas. But as you can see, they make a great fashion statement that will go well with your favorite outfit regardless of what it is.
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