Best Dress and Trouser Socks for Kids

Gone are the daunting days of putting on dress socks for school or special occasions.

With today’s innovations in sock technology, the process can be fuss-free with your little ones (think seamless socks and breathable fabrics). From knee-length to trouser-style socks and even those made of bamboo, there are a variety of options for kids that are easy to put on — not to mention are wallet-friendly so you can feel better about purchasing a pair they may soon outgrow.

Below, we’ve selected dress socks that are versatile, affordable and can be worn with ease. Take a look below at our top picks to add to your tot’s rotation.

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1. Rambutan Kids' Comfort Seam Bamboo Socks

Made of a blend of rayon and bamboo, these socks are super soft and odor-resistant. They’re also offered in a variety of colors to pair with many outfits.

Pros: They also come with a non-slip material.

Cons: Some users with sensitive skin might not like the fit of the sock seams.

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2. Gold Toe Boys' Wide Rib Dress Crew Socks

These cotton-blend socks are a wallet-friendly option when looking for dress socks. Additionally, the EZ Match system makes it easy for kids to put on socks by themselves.

Pros: They offer noticeable elasticity so the socks stay in place.

Cons: Some users may find the socks’ sizing on the smaller side.

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3. Angelina Girls Cotton Knee High Socks

These cotton socks are great for special occasions or school. The socks are made of a spandex-rich material and hold up, thanks to the rib-knit cuff at the top.

Pros: The socks are offered in a wide range of sizes.

Cons: Some users may find that the socks stretch easily.

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