Types of Women's Socks: More than Sneaker Socks and Pattern Socks

Types of Women's Socks: More than Sneaker Socks and Pattern Socks

Sock subscriptions have been around for a few years now, and have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years. While they were originally just sock of the month clubs that catered to men who wanted new patterns and colors every month, some companies have expanded their offerings to include more types of socks such as athletic and dress socks, making them more appealing to women looking for other types of socks besides patterned or athletic ones. There are now even sock of the month clubs that send different types of socks all year long instead of just one specific type per month.

Striped & Patterned Socks

Striped socks have come a long way from being just plain socks. A striping is far more decorative, looking like wallpaper for your feet. In fact, many people choose a sock subscription because they love having patterned socks. These can be on-trend during any season and are easy to wear with multiple outfits; they're also great when you don't want to think about what shoes you should wear with your outfit—the sock pattern will coordinate beautifully without any effort on your part. Plus, it looks as if you gave some thought to coordinating everything perfectly even though it was purely coincidental!

Ankle, Knee & Over-the-Knee Socks

Perhaps you don’t have time to dedicate to a sock subscription, but you are still looking for fun socks. Luckily, anklet socks are on trend and make a great stocking stuffer (or gift). Knee socks come in many materials including mohair, lace, faux fur or cotton; lace-up options offer interest for both work outfits and everyday wear. Then there’s over-the-knee socks. These are usually made from wool or acrylic materials and make a stylish choice when paired with boots or knee high boots. A word of caution though – they run small! If you’re between sizes go up a size if you want room to breathe.

Footie or No-Show

Footie socks are meant to be worn with sneakers or other shoes with a low profile, while no-show socks sit above your heel. If you want to wear socks that don’t show when you wear heels, try fun no-show socks for women like our patterned Sneakers design. Alternatively, if you’re not much of a heels person but still want to keep your toes warm in cold weather, try using footie socks under your pants cuffs instead. They won’t show underneath a skirt or pair of slacks!

Athletic Socks

To be completely honest, I think most people stick to buying one or two styles of athletic socks. After all, they're comfortable enough, they stay in place while we run around, they're relatively inexpensive, and there isn't a lot to them besides a little padding here or there. But there are so many options out there! Lululemon has cute sock designs for yoga class, Funk Socks offers pairs that help absorb odors...even Cole Haan has teamed up with Shinola on socks with more cushioning and arch support! Clearly there is so much more than just sneaker socks out there—no matter your activity! To learn more about other types of socks out there, you should check out our sock of the month club reviews.

Thigh Highs

Thigh-high socks can give off an incredibly sexy vibe, and they don’t necessarily mean you’re wearing a skirt. When paired with dark tights or skinny jeans, thigh highs are just as fashion-forward as ankle socks—only sexier. If thigh highs seem a little too risqué for you, try pairing them with a loose midi skirt for balance. You’ll be sure to turn heads in heels or flats (it helps if your shoes have some detailing on them). Thigh high socks are perfect for all occasions—even when paired with sneakers (yes, you read that right!). This sock of the month trend is popular among millennials and we can see why!

Compression/No Show Tab Thigh High

Compression socks are designed to keep your blood flowing properly and help prevent swelling in your legs, which can get painful when sitting for long periods. They’re great for frequent fliers who want to avoid getting airplane leg or other conditions caused by reduced blood flow, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If you walk a lot throughout your day, these socks might make your feet less tired at night because they’re so comfortable—and they look professional if you wear them in an office environment. If you want to lose weight fast, compression socks can also help your body better utilize oxygen while you work out because they pump more oxygen-rich blood throughout your body.

What You Should Look For in a Quality Pair of Women’s Socks

When it comes to socks, look for a sock that fits your foot comfortably. When trying on socks, pay attention to where it lays on your ankle. Socks that are too tight can chafe while socks that are too loose won’t offer any support. Next, think about your heel size. You want a sock that stays in place without sliding down into your shoe. Finally, consider color scheme; you don’t have to stick with traditional patterns when looking for women’s socks. There are patterned, colored and even philosophers who can help you find socks made just for you! Philosockphy is different because we offer high-quality women’s knee-highs at an affordable price so every woman can enjoy them!

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