These days I'm convinced that if Bella Hadid stepped out wearing a literal garbage bag, a throng of her so-called Bellabots would go out and do the same. Okay, maybe that's a little dramatic, but you get the idea. The supermodel's sartorial influence is not to be denied—from Adidas Sambas to platform Uggs, we just highlighted the seven trends she made famous in 2022. And, surprise, we're back again to add one more item to that list: tall socks.
While Miss Hadid hardly invented this top-drawer staple (it's gone in and out of style since the 1920s), she's definitely made it her signature look this season, so much so that we can trace the impact her styling choices have had on the rest of the fashion world. And just below, we're doing just that. Everyone on Instagram (including more celebs that include Rosalía and Iris Law) are wearing knee-high socks with skirts and ladylike shoes like pumps and ballet flats, proving just how popular the "grandma" item has become. What's more, you can find it on Amazon for $9 and across the internet for not much more than that, making it a delightfully affordable trend piece to try out for yourself.
Ahead, see how Bella Hadid and more celebs are wearing the tall socks trend. Then, shop the cheap but impactful accessory trend.
On Bella Hadid:
While backstage at Miu Miu's spring 2023 show in Paris, Hadid styled a look from the brand that featured a skirt suit, a logo-affixed lingerie set, and yes, knee-high stockings.
On Bella Hadid: Sandy Liang jacket, skirt, and bra
Styling these socks can seem tricky, but Bella seems to have landed on the outfit combination that makes the most sense with them. It consists of a skirt set and pretty flats.
On Hadid: Oakley sunglasses, Nike x Jacquemus Humara Sneakers ($160)
The lesson in all of her outfits is that a midi or midi skirt is what lets the socks have their moment to shine.
On celebs and fashion girls:
On Rosalía: Miu Miu skirt, socks, and heels
Hadid is far from the only celeb to back the tall socks look. Rosalía opted for a similar ensemble with Miu Miu's viral flats and micro mini skirt.
All across Instagram, fashion girls are emulating the ladylike feel of tall stockings. Another shoe trend they marry well with? Loafers.
Consider the sheer knee-highs as an alternative when full-on tights just aren't the move.
While tall socks make the most sense with polished pieces, this Iris Law outfit is making us rethink how they can work with more undone outfits, too.