Women’s 1950s socks, including the classic teen’s bobby socks, were white fold down cuff socks. Some folded only once while others folded three times for a thicker cuff. White was the most common color but socks came in pink, red, navy, yellow, baby blue, tan and brown too. Some novelty designs featured cute characters embroidered on the cuffs such as poodles, music notes or catchy phrases. In the early years socks were of medium thickness and by the middle of the decade, the thick cuff sock was desired. Girls’ socks remained very thin throughout the decade. Around the late 1950s it was the knee-high or over-the-knee sock in bright colors that became the thing to wear, even in summer.
Shop these 1950s style bobby socks, novelty socks and even some lace top socks (not common in the 1950s but they certainly are vintage looking).
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