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frettingmum Sun 18-Aug-13 13:35:51

Oh dear,

If I can't even work out which socks to buy, I'm doomed!!! The infant uniform for the school says grey socks or grey or navy tights. That seems strange for a little girl or is it just me? I just kind I assumed white ankle socks with black patent shoes. Surely grey socks will look odd? Or do you think white will be ok and they just haven't mentioned it??

meditrina Sun 18-Aug-13 13:39:20

Our has white socks with summer dresses and navy socks/tights with skirts/pinafores. That's never seemed peculiar to me.

And in practice, and colour sock can go under trousers.

BikeRunSki Sun 18-Aug-13 13:39:25

If the uniform list days grey, then I' d get grey. The school ds is starting ( reception) in two weeks is grey socks for boys and girls.

SavoyCabbage Sun 18-Aug-13 13:40:01

Mine wear green socks. Knee length from JL. I am the envy of my friends as their dc's white socks are playground grey after a week.

frettingmum Sun 18-Aug-13 13:47:09

Interesting. Thanks. Looks like I'll need to buy grey ankle socks to go with her skirt then. Still seems strange but what do I know??

smorticus Sun 18-Aug-13 13:55:40

Dd's school doesn't specify a sock colour which is just as well as quite often she goes in patterned/coloured socks!! It is a case of which ever matching pair can be found in the morning chaos! smile

Adikia Sun 18-Aug-13 15:24:03

just be glad grey and navy are easy to get hold of colours, my DD has to have maroon knee high socks or tights for winter, none of the supermarkets seem to have maroon sad and plain white (no lace, patterns, bows) for summer.

my sisters white socks always end up grey anyway so they might as well start off grey, at least it'll make washing easier.

Periwinkle007 Sun 18-Aug-13 19:39:04

we always had to have grey ones for winter uniform and white for summer when I was at school - both had to be knee socks.

my daughters' are the same so grey knee socks or grey tights in winter and plain white knee socks for summer uniform.

I would have assumed they mean knee socks not ankle socks.

dixiechick1975 Sun 18-Aug-13 20:00:59

Yes I'd assume knee socks or tights - just get one pack and suss out what everyone is wearing

Pozzled Sun 18-Aug-13 20:03:51

Grey actually seems really sensible. DD1 wears 'white' socks to school, but they're dirty by the time she arrives, and completely grey once they've been worn a couple of times.

Scruffey Sun 18-Aug-13 20:15:02

Our school is grey knee length socks and I thought this was pretty standard. We use white socks with summer dress.

NoComet Sun 18-Aug-13 20:22:34

No particular rules at our Primary, white, grau, navy, black, no one really cared, but we ended up settling on grey socks and tights.

Why because I got totally pissed off with dirty white socks and grey tights and socks seem to be softer than black or navy and were DD2's favourite.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 18-Aug-13 22:36:49

Navy knee length socks in winter or navy tights. In summer white short socks if wearing dress, navy short socks if wearing shorts. All for girls.

noramum Mon 19-Aug-13 20:25:11

Grey knee heights in autumn and early spring, grey tights in winter, all together with winter uniform of grey pinofort or skirt. White socks with summer dress in late Spring and .sumer.

White socks are a nightmare and never stay white. I am always glad when Summer is over and I don't have to replace the now black socks twice in one season.

lljkk Mon 19-Aug-13 20:40:06

Colourful socks here.

Clary Mon 19-Aug-13 21:47:51

I would think you'll want more than ankle socks OP.

I would be tempted to buy knee-high ones or even over the knee ones (DD used to like these - M&S do them).

PandaNot Mon 19-Aug-13 21:50:58

Ours don't specify a colour but I always buy grey. Much easier than trying to keep white ones white!

maxybrown Mon 19-Aug-13 21:52:08

well ours say navy blue socks for boys - which is strange as they wear grey trousers and royal blue sweatshirts [confised] I ignore it and he wears grey

TinaSurrey Tue 20-Aug-13 23:00:47

Grey or navy as per the list. Get same colour as the skirt/pinafore.

White maybe needed to go with summer dresses. You will be back here after a few weeks in summer uniform cursing getting white socks clean!

Jenny70 Thu 22-Aug-13 18:21:25

Check out school website for photos of kids playing and see what they're wearing!!

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