There is a huge variety of different types of socks for women, each one for a specific occasion. But how difficult is it to navigate through these styles and know which ones to pick?


Well, with Artist Shot’s sock style guide, you won’t have to rack your brains about choosing the right ones ever again. Let’s dive right in.

1. Ankle-Length Socks

Ankle-length or low-cut socks are perfect for any casual setting or type of shoe. We can wear them with loafers, oxfords, boat shoes, or pretty much any low-cut shoe. Also, they’re perfect for wearing with sneakers, whether we’re going to the gym or running everyday errands.

2. Quarter-Length Socks

A bit longer than the ankle-length, quarter-length socks offer excellent protection in any type of shoe. They’ll protect us from shoe bites and keep our feet blister-free, no matter what we’re doing or wearing.

3. Crew-Length Socks

Women who love going hiking, mountain climbing, and biking will get the most kick out of crew-length socks. These can be anywhere between six and eight inches long, and they offer protection from dust and cold winter weather.


We recommend wearing crew-length socks with informal shoes, like sneakers or boots.

4. Mid-Calf Length Socks

Mid-calf length socks come in all sorts of different materials and styles, so we can pair them with any type of shoe. They go particularly well with athleisure shoes or sneakers. What’s more, they are just in between crew and calf-length socks, so depending on the mood or occasion, we can pull them up or down.

5. Calf-Length Socks

Calf-length socks are the ultimate choice for anyone who loves staying active, especially during the winter months. Since they envelop the entire calf and finish just below the knees, they’ll protect our feet and legs.


In addition to sports shoes, we can also wear these socks under high boots to keep our legs warm.

6. Knee-Length Socks

Knee-length socks are just a touch longer than calf-length ones since they end above the knees. Similarly, they’re best for cold winter months, when we need some extra warmth under our boots. Still, we can wear knee-length socks during the summer too, paired with a beautiful skirt or dress.

7. Thigh-High Socks

We can’t discuss all the different types of socks women can opt for and not mention thigh-high socks. These can go perfectly with almost any kind of skirt or dress and can even be worn with boots or dress sneakers. Also, just like the other socks, they come in a wide variety of materials and patterns, perfect for almost any occasion.

8. Socks With a Funky Print

Wearing socks with any kind of print will help us stand out wherever we go. Luckily, socks with a funky print can be any length, size, and material, as well as for all ages and genders. Additionally, we can combine them with all sorts of different outfits and types of shoes.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, our style guide has helped you recognize a few different types of socks for women, as well as how and when to wear them. If you haven’t found the perfect pair yet, though, we invite you to browse the Artist Shot shop — some of the designs are bound to inspire truly interesting outfits!