The 1980’s brought about an eruption in the popularity of slouch socks for women. Comfortable, cotton socks lent themselves to layering multiple colors and patterns, turning your ankles into canvas space for expressing your bright personality. Slouch socks have elasticized tops, letting wearers pull them up to their full height, almost to the knee, or push them down to gather closer to the ankle. Women can layer their socks to match their colorful outfits, alternating sock height so all of the layers could be seen.
Today, slouch socks are a comfortable option for working out or hanging out. You can wear them without your feet screaming “1980’s” by sticking to wearing a single pair of slouch socks and skipping the multi-colored layering, or sticking to muted tones like navy as opposed to neon pink.
If you are in the market for a new pair of women’s slouch socks, you’re wallet can breathe easy: slouch socks are inexpensive. Prices for the comfortable cotton variety range from approximately $2.00 to $20.00. Slouch socks become more expensive if you purchase them in wool or other thermal material.
Sock Dreams, at sockdreams.com, carry women’s slouch socks in a wide array of colors. From simple black to bubblegum pink, and from lilac to lime, Sock Dreams’ Comfy Slouch Socks sell for $5.00. Made of recycled cotton, acrylic, and spandex, their socks are breathable without sacrificing snug stretch.
Socks 4 Life, at socks4life.com, carries a 12-pack of women’s slouch socks for $29.95. The lightweight 100% cotton variety pack contains both bright, colorful socks as well as basic white and black, although the mix of colors may vary from pack to pack. Additionally, Socks 4 Life carries a 12-pack of extra-long, extra-heavy slouch socks to keep your toes toasty through the winter. The winterized slouch socks, $34.95 for 12, only come in white, and are made from a cotton/poly blend.
If you’re browsing your local mall for a pair of women’s slouch socks, check out the anchor department stores’ hosiery departments. Department stores such as Macy’s, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom, or JC Penney carry a range of sock and hosiery options and are likely to be offering your perfect pair of slouch socks. Additionally, American Apparel carries calf-height, knee-high, and thigh-high socks in striking colors that can be worn as slouch socks, ranging from $8.00 to $18.00. If their collection of socks does not quite fill your 1980’s fashion desires, American Apparel carries women’s legwarmers in shockingly neon colors for $16.00.
For the least expensive option, you can find 4-packs of Hanes women’s slouch socks for around $8.00. Stores such as Walmart and Target and drugstores such as Walgreen’s and CVS carry Hanes products. This option tends to come in strictly basic colors, such as white or black, so if you’re looking for a bright pop of rainbow colored slouch socks, you may have to shell out a few more dollars.
Whether you’re preparing to attend a colorful 80’s-themed party or just looking for a way to keep your ankles warm, women’s slouch socks are an inexpensive and fun alternative to the typical women’s cotton sock.