The Different Types of Women's Socks and Their Meanings


You’ve probably heard that wearing the right pair of socks can give your outfit more style points than you could imagine, but have you ever stopped to wonder why that is? It’s not just an old wives’ tale, after all; there’s quite a lot of science behind it. In fact, there are several different types of women’s socks and their meanings, both of which will make your outfits look sexier, smarter and more put together as soon as you slip them on!


Crew Socks

Best sock subscription companies will often offer more than just crew socks-they may also carry ankle or dress socks as well.


Knee-High/Mid Calf Socks

Knee-high socks are a great option for those who want to keep their ankles warm in the wintertime. They come in a variety of patterns, thicknesses, lengths, and styles that would match any woman's individual style. Some women will wear knee-high socks with their skirts or dresses as an alternative to tights for colder weather. Knee-high socks can be worn with pants or jeans as well - just make sure they are long enough to cover your calves so that you don't have to worry about your pants rubbing up against them.

ankle socks

Thigh High/Fishing/Paddling Socks

Toe Box Padded, Heathered, and Ribbed Woolen Hose

Patterned, Striped, Polka Dot, or Rainbow Stockings