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The Perfect Dress Socks For Formal Attire

When you get ready for a formal event, you probably think about everything you have to wear well in advance. You’ve got your suit… check. Dress shirt… check. Tie… check. Shoes… check. Good to go? Not quite. You still need a stylish and comfortable pair of dress socks to protect you from those rigid dress shoes and add a pop of color to your outfit!

Tall Order’s dress socks are the perfect addition to your formal attire. Offered in a variety of colors and sizes, you are sure to find a sock that catches your eye and works well with your outfit.

What Sock Patterns Are Considered “Formal”?

Within our formal sock collection, we include the following patterns and styles:

  • Solid colors (black, navy, and grey)
  • Plaid (red and blue)
  • Varying striped patterns
  • Polka-dot and dotted diamonds
  • Paisley

You’ll find there are some other patterns in addition to the ones listed above. We consider these patterns more “formal” as they do not detract from the clean and crisp look of formal attire. They are more classic patterns that would go well with a wide variety of looks.

If you would like additional guidance for choosing a dress sock that works with your suit, check out our blog on color coordinating your dress socks, shoes, and suit.

Do You Have to Wear Dress Socks With Dress Shoes?

It is highly recommended that dress socks are worn with dress shoes. Dress socks are typically a bit thinner than your standard cotton sock. This allows your foot to fit into your dress shoes properly. Thicker socks are notorious for bunching up and creating discomfort while wearing dress shoes.

Wearing formal socks also allows you to show off some personality with your outfits. Wearing white cotton socks can look messy and detract from your clean, stylish appearance.


    Our Most Popular Formal Dress Socks

    With so many formal patterns to choose from, we thought it would be helpful to outline some of our best-selling dress socks. Within our formal collection, our best-sellers include:

    1. Blue Plaid Dress Socks
    2. Red Plaid Dress Socks
    3. Solid Black Dress Socks

    It seems like our blue and red plaid socks are a fan favorite! If you are looking for something a bit more fun and whacky, check out our novelty socks collection.


    What Types of Formal Socks Are There?

    Within this collection, all of our dress socks are crew length. We find that the crew length works best across the board for formal attire. However, there are formal outfits that work better with no-show socks.

    If you aren’t quite sure what socks work best with your formal outfit, check out our blog about finding the right socks for dress shoes.


    Tall Order’s Guarantee

    We are so confident that you will love your socks that we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Tall Order was founded on the principle that everyone deserves to find a nice pair of dress socks, underwear, and undershirts regardless of their size. We support our customers and our community, donating 10% of our profits to charities like Tuesdays Children.

    To learn more about Tall Order, you can visit the our story page.