What do I wear with dress shoes?
February 3, 2008 12:58 PM Subscribe
Ladies of MetaFilter: what socks/hosiery do you wear with dress shoes and boots?
posted by peep to clothing, beauty, & fashion (30 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to update my wardrobe and dress more stylishly at work. I'm lucky enough to have the choice, and in the past it's been so easy to dress like a slob but I'm trying to change that.
I have black pumps that I usually wear with dresses and skirts, and ankle boots that I wear with floor-length pants.
Right now I wear pantyhose - which I HATE - with the skirts and dresses. I only wear the nylons because without any hosiery, my shoes don't really fit right. My feet sweat and swell and the shoes become totally uncomfortable and give me blisters.
I wear knee-high nylons or trouser socks with the boots, but I don't really like those either. They feel constricting and don't absorb sweat so I always feel like my feet are moist. But regular cotton socks slip down and that bugs, too.
So do you go bare-legged with dresses? My shoes are moderately-priced or cheap; maybe better-made shoes are more comfortable with bare feet? And what do you wear with boots? I'll be buying some knee-length boots soon, so suggestions welcome there, too.