Sandals and socks: A sexy new look

Published: 18th February 2008

Sandals and socks: A sexy new look
A number of designers are pairing sandals with socks and tights in a move which could shake footwear fashion to its core.

Sandals worn with socks have long been mocked as a clothing disaster which unaccountably affects middle-aged men on holiday, yet some designers have spurned such stereotypes and clad their models in open toes and tights , the Los Angeles Times reports.

Anna Sui, Rei Kawakubo and John Galliano have all sent their models out in anklets and open heels, the publication's fashion reporter explains.

However, wearers must carefully consider their outfits before attempting this brave new look as knee socks and stilettos can look "a little too kittenish", the article warned.

Because of this, the newspaper suggested: "Novices should start with a simple peep-toe pump and solid opaque tight."

Sandals and socks could take off thanks to the practical implications of such footwear.

"Disco Queen" Alison Goldfrapp recently told the Sun newspaper that as she has injured her back she has been banned from wearing her usual glamorous heels and so "sandals may be the way forward".

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