Modern Living: The Sock-O Look

The past few years have been dull for leg watchers, frustrated by loose slacks and droopy skirts that conceal only drab gray and blah beige pantyhose. Suddenly, however, legs are coming alive in the dazzling burst of colors, stripes and patterns that characterizes the new socko look.

Flamboyant knee socks have been on sale for several years, but are now "in" as never before. The socks' success owes much to the recession, which has curbed clothing budgets; instead of buying a skirt, for example, many women are settling for snappy socks.

Even in warmer...

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