Wearing visible socks with shoes is by no means new: it’s been a cornerstone of ladylike dressing for longer than we can remember. It’s also a go-to for skaters and the streetwear set, who cherish their feet-covering accoutrements as much as their kicks. A bevy of London Fashion Week designers captured the iconic look, from Burberry to Erdem. The fad then hopped, skipped, and jumped to Milan where some of the biggest houses are cashed in on the moment:

Dolce & Gabbana anchored red carpet-ready dresses and sheer suits with lace and sheer socks for maximum sizzle.

Prada’s socks were knee-high and paired with striped shorts, brogues, and oversized blazers.

Binx Walton strutted down the Fendi catwalk in plaid socks, as did a few other models—an interesting mix against stripes. The house’s designs rose up to the thighs, which presented a hint of coquettishness under sheer dresses.

Missoni’s shimmered in glittering lurex fabric—cut up to there, for easy peeking with bikini briefs, mini dresses, and hot pants.

MSGM showed tie dye socks with everything from oversized denim jackets to bold, plaid coats.

What do you think of Spring’s sock trend?

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