Socks have been a longstanding debate among fashionistas. The age-old question is whether to put socks over or under leggings. A faction of fashionistas says that if you wear socks over your shoes, they can get caught in the heel and cause discomfort. Another coalition argues that if you wear them under your boots, they will bunch up and create blisters on your toes when there’s pressure from walking around all day. This post will expound on this dilemma comprehensively. Read on!
When is it OK to go over?
Leggings are pants that go from ankle to waist, without the opening for the legs. They’re skinny and stretchy and often worn as part of an outfit with a skirt or dress on top. So, what types of socks can I wear them with? Well, you may want to avoid wearing socks over your shoes if you want to avoid bunching, but there are other options.
Socks that fall just above your ankle should be acceptable under most shoes if you don’t mind the fabric bunching up a little bit. If you have socks that go much higher than that, then they might slip into your heel and cause discomfort when walking around. As for leggings, any type of sock that goes up to the mid-calf should be acceptable.
If you wear shorter socks, they will probably slide down your leg throughout the day. The best thing to do is go for mid-calf socks to keep them under control throughout the day.
When is it OK to go under?
Leggings are a versatile clothing item and can be paired with many different types of shoes. They’re trendy for pairing with boots which is why the socks question comes up so much. Which types of socks should I wear them with?
First, avoid wearing ankle-length socks under boots because they will bunch and cause chafing around your ankles and calves. The best socks to wear with boots are longer ones that go halfway up your calf, so you won’t have to worry about your socks bunching or slipping.
When it comes to leggings, you can wear any type of sock that doesn’t go up over the knee. Again, avoid wearing ankle-length socks with leggings because they might bunch and cause chafing when worn for an extended period.
The best types of socks to wear with leggings are mid-calf-length ones. If they hit just below the knee, you won’t have to worry about them bunching or sliding down your leg while walking around.
A rule of thumb with leggings is that you should be able to pull them up higher on your waist than regular pants. This means that they are worn very tight, which can create bunching around the ankles and calves if you wear ankle-length socks. If you choose to wear them with shorter socks, ensure they are at least mid-calf length to avoid bunching or slipping.
And, of course, remember to avoid wearing socks with sandals!
The bottom line:
When it comes to answering whether socks should go over or under leggings, there is no definite answer. It all depends on what types of clothes you plan on wearing and your personal preferences. As such, you should give both options a try to find out what works best for you.