Keeping warm year round, especially in cool weather, required women to wear socks instead of thin stockings. In the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, women wore knee high knit socks in winter and short-cuff ankle socks in summer. White was standard for ankle socks but other pastels, bright hues, and small patterns adorned socks. Some patterns for sportswear such as argyle, plaid and novelty designs made colorful statements.
Add a pair of these socks to your unique vintage inspired look (yes its okay to wear socks with dresses!):