A shot of seven people sitting next to each other on a picnic table, wearing long socks striped as various pride flags. Overlay text reads "2018: A Sock Year in Review".

These posts are always a fun walk down memory lane. It’s hard to see how far you’ve come until you sit down and weigh the last year, isn’t it? Well, 2018 saw a lot of new styles from us, some of which became instant favorites. Let’s take a look back, shall we?

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Tube Socks

This year more than any other year, we really embraced tube socks; socks made without a formed heel, so that they can fit almost any foot, big or small. We love these styles because of their versatility; they’re perfect for anyone who has trouble finding socks in their foot size, and makes it easier for you to shop by aesthetic preferences rather than fit concerns.

We started by expanding our Proud Stripes line to include short and long tube version of the acrylic stripes. The short tubes will be knee high on some legs and crew or midcalf on other legs, and the long tubes will go extra high on smaller feet, while still being over the knee on bigger feet. Most importantly, this opened up the line to a lot of folks with bigger feet who previously couldn’t wear the socks.

Three images side by side, of people wearing long brightly striped socks. On the left: striped in black, grey, white, and purple. Middle: a classic rainbow with a pink stripe. Right: striped in blue, white, and pink.

Two images side by side, both of people wearing long brightly striped socks. Left: a person sitting on stone steps wearing socks striped in pink, purple, and blue. Right: a person wearing socks striped in pink, yellow, and turquoise.

Two images side by side, both of people wearing long brightly striped socks. Left: striped in black, yellow, white, and purple. Right: striped in purple, white, and green.

~ Dreamer Long Proud Stripes Tube Socks ~

Two people sitting next to each other on a picnic table. One is wearing knee socks striped purple, blue, pink, and the other is wearing knee socks striped in a classic rainbow with pink.

Two images side by side, both of people wearing brightly striped socks that hit below the knee. Left: striped black, grey, white, purple. Right: striped yellow, white, purple, black.

Three images side by side, of people wearing brightly striped knee socks. Left: striped blue, pink, white. Middle: striped pink, yellow, blue. Right: striped purple, white, green.

~ Dreamer Short Proud Stripes Tube Socks ~

And we also released the same lengths in our Freedom Stripes.

Two images side by side, of people wearing socks striped red, white, and blue. On the left the model is wearing socks that hit their mid-thigh. On the right a different model is wearing socks that hit just below their knee.

~ Dreamer Long Freedom Stripes Tube Socks ~
~ Dreamer Short Freedom Stripes Tube Socks ~

In the same vein, we had to spread the love to our Harvest Rainbows with a short tube as well.

Two images side by side, of people wearing socks striped in a muted rainbow. One person is a child, and the socks hit just below their knee. The other person is an adult, and the socks hit at a crew length.

~ Harvest Rainbow Tube Socks ~

And speaking of rainbows, we created these cute little crews.

Three images side by side of two people wearing rainbow socks. They socks have rainbow stripes seperated by white stripes (on the left image) and black stripes (on the right image). The middle image shows both people together wearing the socks.

~ Rainbow Brights Crew Socks ~

Finally, we introduced our new line of Um…Socks that let your feet convey your feelings, even if mum’s the word.

Two images side by side. On the left, a person has their feet resting up facing the camera, shoe-less, so you can see that "Nope" is written accross the feet. On the right image the socks are worn in shoes, and the writing is not visible.

~ Nope Crew Socks ~

Two images side by side. On the left image, a person is wearing what look like normal charcoal-grey socks. On the right image, the model has their feet lifted without shoes on to show that the bottoms read "Off Duty".

~ Off Duty Crew Socks ~

Stripes

It probably wouldn’t be Sock Dreams if we didn’t add some new stripes! This year we added to our existing stripe styles with a new take on pastel rainbows and a longer version of our Gradient Striped Thigh Highs.

Two images side by side of a person wearing long thigh highs striped in a pastel rainbow.

~ Extraordinary Candy Pastel Rainbow Thigh Highs ~

Three images side by side of thigh high socks that use stripes of varying widths to create a gradient up the lef. On the left: the socks go from grey to black. In the midde: the socks go from lilac to navy. On the right: the socks go from cream to grey.

~ Extraordinarily Longer Gradient Striped Thigh Highs ~

We also gathered our favorite striped knee socks into Striped Knees (two-color combos) and Noir Knees (black + another color), so no more hunting for Pink Knees, Purple Knees, and so forth.

Two images side by side. On the left, a person is wearing over the knee socks striped in light and royal blues. On the right, a person is wearing knee-high socks that are striped in gold and bright pink.

~ Striped Knees ~

Two images side by side. On the left a person is wearing over the knee socks striped in black and purple. On the right a person is wearing the same socks, striped with orange and black.

~ Noir Knees ~

 

Sophisticated Patterns & Textures

We had a lot of fun with subtler patterns this year, as well. We expanded our Marled and Confetti lines, both of which use a mix of yarns to create subtle patterns. Not as flashy as our brighter styles, but a step beyond a solid sock.

Two shots side by side of a person wearing black socks with a multi-colored confetti pattern and two wide white stripes at the cuff.

~ Top-Striped Confetti Schrunchable Thigh Highs ~

Two images side by side. On the left, a person is wearing long leg warmers made with marled cream and black yarn. On the right a person is wearing the same leg warmers in burgundy and cream marled.

Two images side by side. On the left, a person is wearing long leg warmers made with marled cream and tan yarn. On the right a person is wearing the same leg warmers in grey and cream marled.

~ Marled Scrunchable Leg Warmers ~

We also added some knit textures that build the pattern right there into the sock, no other colors necessary.

Two images side by side, both of people wearing crew socks with a diamond knit pattern. On the left a person is wearing muted blue socks, on the right a person is wearing charcoal socks.

~ Diamond Wave Crew Socks ~

Three images side by side of models wearing over the knee socks with knitted starburst floral designs. In the left and middle image one person is wearing charcoal socks, and on the right and middle image a person is wearing light blue socks.

~ Dreamer Retro Starburst OTK Socks ~

Accessories

We didn’t add a lot of accessories this year, but we did create the Rainbow Double Grip Clips in two lengths!

Two images side by side of people wearing rainbow elastic straps with clips on each end, used as garters.

~ Rainbow Double Grip Clips: Regular and Extra Long ~

Collaborations

Finally, this year we were able to add two new collaborations to our list! We worked with Moshow the Cat Rapper to design three purrfect styles inspired by him and his cats.

Three images side by side. On the left, a person is wearing blue knee highs with cat emojis on them. In the middle image Moshow is modeling his black socks with the word "meowgical" on one side and a black cat on the other. On the right a person is wearing bright pink knee highs with the words "Cat Lady Love" down the side.

~ Cat Emotions Knee Highs ~

~ Black Cat Love Knee Highs ~

~ Cat Lady Love Knee Highs ~

We also worked with the Vulva Art Project to design crew socks inspired by the curves of the human body, some of the proceeds of which go to support the health resources available through Planned Parenthood.

Two images side by side of people wearing pink and burgundy socks with concentric circle designs that look a bit like peacock feathers.

~ The Vulva Art Project Crew Socks ~

New Colors

Now, it’s time for some honorable mentions! In addition to all the new styles we introduced, we updated some old favorites with new colorways.

We went wild with our Dreamer Americana Thigh Highs, bringing in nine new colorways!

Two images side by side, of people wearing thigh high socks with three stripes at the top. Socks on the left are burgundy with white stripes, and socks on the right are grey with white stripes.

Three images side by side, of people wearing thigh high socks with three stripes at the top. Socks on the left are dark grey with white stripes, socks in the middle are grey with black stripes, and socks on the right are white with black stripes.

Two images side by side, of people wearing thigh high socks with three stripes at the top. Socks on the left are light blue with white stripes, and socks on the right are light pink with white stripes.

~ Dreamer Americana Thigh Highs ~

Two images side by side, of people wearing thigh high socks with three stripes at the top. Socks on the left are white with royal blue stripes, and socks on the right are gold with white stripes.

~ Dreamer Americana Thigh Highs in limited colorways: white/royal and gold/white ~

But we didn't stop there! We added six new colorways to our Confetti M45s...

Two images side by side, of people wearing over the knee socks with a delicate confetti-like pattern. Socks on the left are lavender based, and socks on the right are light orange based.

Three images side by side, of people wearing over the knee socks with a delicate confetti-like pattern. Socks on the left are dark red based, socks in the middle are dark teal based, and socks on the right are dark blue based.

~ Confetti M45s ~

Two new colorways to our Dreamer Tartan OTK Socks...

Two images side by side, of people wearing over the knee socks with a tartan print. Socks on the left are dark charcoal with burgundy and grey stripes, and socks on the right are grey with white and mustard stripes.

~ Dreamer Tartan OTKs ~

And a lovely grey version of our Dreamer Vertical Lines Thigh Highs.

Two images side by side of a model wearing thigh highs with a dark charcoal base and grey vertical stripes.

~ Dreamer Vertical Lines Thigh Highs ~

And finally, we added a new colorway to our Cotton Proud Stripes crews and thigh highs, inspired by the Aromantic Pride flag.

Two images side by side of models wearing socks striped in blacks, greens, and greys. On the left the socks are thigh high length, and on the right the socks are crew length.

~ Cotton Proud Stripes Thigh Highs and Crews ~

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2018 was a busy year overall, and while we can’t necessarily say we’re sad to see it go, we’re glad a lot of great styles could come out of it. Here’s to 2019, and all the wonderful things it may hold!