The Importance of Measuring: or Why Doesn’t This Fit Me Even Though It Fits My Friend?

Much like The Myth of “One Size Fits All” we’ve been seeing a lot of “This fits my friend, but not me!” People are justifiably upset when they are assured by a friend that something will fit, but find that it just doesn’t. No two bodies are built the same (well, unless you’re twins, and even then…). Two friends who are both a size 18 may find that the same dress (or pair of socks) fits them both differently. We’re trying to make hosiery shopping as painless as possible by providing measurements, but that only works if you know your own measurements and compare them to ours. Here are some tips: 

  • Recommending Sock Dreams to your friends? AMAZING THANK YOU! Ask if they know their measurements—heck, if you’re really close, offer to help them get their own measurements because that’s really the most accurate way to go about it. Here are the measurements we commonly need and how to get them.
  • Are you shopping with us on the recommendation of your friend? As hinted at above, you’re going to need your measurements. 100% legit here, there is no way we can answer “will this fit?” or “why did this not fit!?” without knowing those numbers, and they’ve gotta be accurate. There is no shame here, only us making sure you are happy. 
  • Did you buy something that is supposed to fit your measurements, but does not fit YOU? Immediately contact us. If we say it should fit, and the opposite happens, it means something has gone wrong and we need to know about it. Defects happen, and we can’t catch ‘em all. We’ll work with you to figure out a solution, which could include store credit or a replacement item. But you have to contact us or we can’t fix the situation.

If something doesn’t fit, that doesn’t mean we’re not on your side. It just means that item doesn’t fit. You are not defective: your thighs are not ‘too big’, you don’t have ‘monster calves’, your feet are not ‘freakish’. Your body is Just Right, and it’s a sad truth that the apparel industry has yet to catch on to that. But it’s getting there, and we’re pushing it along as fast as we possibly can. 

♥Zaffie

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Black Cat Slipper Socks by Foot Traffic!

Keep your paws cozy with terry-lined black and grey striped kitties that have grippy soles to keep those cat-like reflexes secure!

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

♥Zaffie

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Black Kitty Crew by Foot Traffic!

Meowsers, how cute would this simple little face be, peeking above your sneakers? Be a cool cat with these black and grey striped kitty crews and their perfectly pink pops of color.

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

♥Zaffie

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New Colours! Mid Length Petticoat by Leg Avenue!

New colors, new images, new reasons to love these classics… they are also a really great addition to Halloween costumes! Knee-length with a softer inner panel than our shorter version and at least as fun & sexy!

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

♥Zaffie

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Black Cat Tights by Leg Avenue!

Purrrr-fectly fun tights pair sheer purple tops and opaque black cats with sweet little faces that fall just above your knees.

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!
♥Zaffie
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Black Cat Tights by Leg Avenue!

Purrrr-fectly fun tights pair sheer purple tops and opaque black cats with sweet little faces that fall just above your knees.

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

♥Zaffie

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Sock Dreams Journal - Matching Stripes Across Styles!

We’ve gone through all the main colours this year in our monthly focus posts and now with black under our belts, let’s take this colour matching to the next level: matching stripes across brands and styles! It’s something we see a lot of you folks doing as you put the final touches on your Halloween costumes, so I figured it’d be timely to talk about it now.

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Sock Dreams Journal - Matching Stripes Across Styles!

We’ve gone through all the main colours this year in our monthly focus posts and now with black under our belts, let’s take this colour matching to the next level: matching stripes across brands and styles! It’s something we see a lot of you folks doing as you put the final touches on your Halloween costumes, so I figured it’d be timely to talk about it now.

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It’s almost that time, and if you want to receive your socks by the much anticipated Halloween, we’ve got some helpful dates for you! Oh, and some stickers. Check out our Latest News for more on that! ;D
♥Zaffie
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It’s almost that time, and if you want to receive your socks by the much anticipated Halloween, we’ve got some helpful dates for you! Oh, and some stickers. Check out our Latest News for more on that! ;D

♥Zaffie

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Man on the Moon Knee High by Sock it to Me!

We’ll lasso the moon for you and bring it within easy distance for dreaming.

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

♥Zaffie

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T-Rex Knee High by Sock it to Me!

Careful, if you don’t move, the T-Rex can’t see you. Though we can see that tyrannical lizard perfectly on these knee high versions of our most dino-riffic socks!

Please see our Sizing Tips on the product page for fit information. If in doubt, Email Us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions!

♥Zaffie

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Hi kids

nostlenne:

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Today I am making a rare appearance. Why? Because I’m in an astonishingly chipper mood and have zero fucks it’s that season again.

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Autumn. And there are things you should have to maximize your enjoyment of this wondrous time of year.

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A cat is a great start. Bonus points if for having a black cat during the spookiest parts of the season.

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But the light sweater will be somewhat more functional outdoors than a cat.

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And with a light sweater, should come a light sweater dress. Alas, I am tall and finding one of just the right length is a struggle, and I fall prey to cute, but ultimately too-short ‘dresses’ like this.

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Thigh highs. It is definitely the season for thigh highs. All it not lost in too-short sweater dresses by the power of tights with thigh highs layered over them.

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This also means it’s the season for cute garters. (Shout out to sockdreams. They feed my addiction.)

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Of course it isn’t all cats and cute clothes. There’s also the food. Some choose pumpkin during this season. I turn to sweet potatoes. It is also a fantastic season for apples and apple cider. Normally my cup would be full of this, but alas I am out, so hot chocolate suffices.

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Along with a healthy dose of bourbon.

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And some gingersnaps.

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Happy Autumn, y’all.

Yep, we’re preeeeetty sure our customers are the most adorable things on the face of this planet. 

Dragonfly Sock Garters and N40s (we think?)!

♥Zaffie

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Put a Bridge On It Knee High by Sock it to Me!

Or maybe over it—most bridges are put over things. We love the simple lines of the suspension bridge on these socks and think they look singularly stunning for such a seemingly simple knee high.

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cozyhour said: How can i incorporate socks into my wolf costume for Halloween? :P

Well cozyhour, I’ve got one item, and one item only for you to consider for your lupine escapades this coming Halloween: Wild Furry Warmers. They’ll have your friends howling at the moon with envy, guaranteed!* 

*Not actually guaranteed, but they are totally rad ;) — and they’ll cover whatever socks you choose to wear so they shouldn’t be an issue, though you can also go with a shade of Signature Cotton Tights to match your costume, too.

♥Zaffie

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