Friday, February 12, 2010

I Want to Knock Your Socks Off . . . Literally

An insidious trend has taken over the fashion industry.  

Image sources: (Zac Posen for Target)

That or a single drunk and blind stylist with Chinese grandma issues is hitting all the catalogs with the same fugly stick.

Image sources: J Crew

Seriously, this socks or peds with high heels thing has to stop.  

Image source: Wikipedia

Yes, middle-aged ladies from mainland China can't wear a heel without ankle socks.  Yes, Chinese aesthetics can sometimes be stylish . . . think Vivienne Tam, chinoiserie, "In the Mood for Love," and all that.  But this "style" is not remotely stylish.  It is fugly.

Image source: Asian Ramblings

Please stop.  Thanks.


Nicole Peterson February 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

Yes I am in agreement. I was horrified when I got the past couple of issues of J Crew and saw page after page of ankle socks and heels. I have not worn ankle socks since I was 6 years old and rocked them with my Mary Janes. Who thought this was hot?

nellie February 12, 2010 at 11:12 PM  

Hahaha. I didn't even think of the correlation to Chinese fashion! I never figured out why they do it-- it's so hot in Asia and your feet just sweat even more in nylons. I agree... it looks bad.

Mrs. Hot Cocoa February 14, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

@ Nicole: Did you see when they styled all the bridesmaid dresses with the anklets? Ugh.

@ Nellie: It always _looks_ uncomfortable too -- very tight around the cankles.

Chick in the Czech February 14, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

Ugh I totally agree. I usually don't have many fashion pet peeves but this crosses the line. Gross!

Brandi February 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

I totally agree! I hate the look of socks with heels, sandals, etc... why are they trying this again?

Carrie February 28, 2010 at 12:15 AM  

I am also in complete agreement. This is also a terrible trend in Taiwan and it must stop! :)

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