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What is the Official Position on tights/socks/popsocks with trouser suits?

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BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 03-Jan-14 22:15:09

I don't know what to do.

I usually wear a skirt to work with black tights (oop in the cold north). But for the days were? where? when I need to wear trousers, what is best?

Bare feet are out, I get little clammy feet, even in winter. Tights over trousers seem weird. Can't wear thick socks with nice heeled court shoes, so that leaves pop socks, either a black denier or nude coloured, then my DM told me that I'll look like a granny if I wear pop socks sad

What's the correct thing to do?

BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 03-Jan-14 22:16:16

tights UNDER trousers blush

Tights over trousers would indeed be very weird....

poocatcherchampion Fri 03-Jan-14 22:17:28

this is why I always wear skirts.
that and dragging hems in the rain.

I need to know this too.

DaftSkunk Fri 03-Jan-14 22:20:17

Pop socks although I hate the things. I refuse to put them on the washing line grin.

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:20:34

flesh pop socks ok with some outfits
or i like a nice fishnet pop sock spec with tweed trews and heeled loafers

or ankle boots

pepperrabbit Fri 03-Jan-14 22:20:36

I wear pop socks blush
I live in fear of being run over and found out...
But you're right, tights under (or over!) trousers is all a bit too trussed up for my liking.
Do Not Buy the value ones in M&S they are rubbish.
I get their slightly more expensive ones, bare/nude.
Sigh. I hate them really but it seems the best of a bad set of choices.

BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 03-Jan-14 22:22:47

Argh Pepper I worry about getting run over and found out too! grin

CointreauVersial Fri 03-Jan-14 22:23:50

In winter, I wear smart heeled ankle boots (and ordinary socks) with my work trousers.

Tights under trousers I can't bear. Too itchy and uncomfortable.

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:23:59

mind you I have some Gap always skinny trousers that I wear with ankle boots, trainer socks that dont show and a flash of ankle - it works

SunnyRandall Fri 03-Jan-14 22:24:12


SunnyRandall Fri 03-Jan-14 22:25:58

Worse than being run over would be knee or ankle injury AT WORK that required a colleague first aider to have a look. Makes my blood run cold.

BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 03-Jan-14 22:26:04

DrNick do you have a link to any fishnet socks? I was looking today in M&S hoping they would have maybe little nude coloured vintage lacy type socks, thinking that people wouldn't notice them, but if they looked closely would see them and think they were purposefully not normal pop socks. I didn't see any so they probably don't exist. What colour of fishnet socks?

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:26:28

no i do black ones - John lewis

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:26:57

NoComet Fri 03-Jan-14 22:27:25

what's wrong with pop socks as long as you're sure you're trousers are long enough not to give the game away even if you cross your legs.

Tights under trousers are a one way ticket to thrush.

Eastpoint Fri 03-Jan-14 22:27:44

Top Shop sell some pop socks which are a bit more fun. I have 2 pairs, black sheer with light & mid blue flowers, black with small dots & a small frill round the cuff.

BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 03-Jan-14 22:28:08

Sunny, yep, that's worse! shock

What a minefield.

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:28:48

i hate fun hosiery

screams sassy boden shit

lifesgreatquestions Fri 03-Jan-14 22:29:35

Winter = ankle boots with trousers.

BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 03-Jan-14 22:30:25

Do fishnets still stop your shoes rubbing on your feet? I sometimes get little friction burn type things on my ankle if I wear shoes with bare feet.

Will check out the Topshop ones too, thanks!

GreenShadow Fri 03-Jan-14 22:30:38

I would wear smart ankle boots too. Can't stand court shoes, partly because you can't wear proper socks.

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:31:14

you old grump

i love a shoe and trew

DrNick Fri 03-Jan-14 22:31:28

yes and last for ages too

Eastpoint Fri 03-Jan-14 22:32:18


LittleMissRedSparklyBaubles Fri 03-Jan-14 22:33:18

I try and wear boots, or at worst, patterned pop socks, though I despise them. I have some "trouser socks" which are thinner sort of shiny socks which look ok with flat loafery type shoes.

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