QOTW: Socks or tights on your dolls?

Written on September 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

With the autumn weather, comes the need to wear more layers and with that comes socks and tights. With my Blythe doll, Sophie, she came with a pair of tights. I went through the trouble of putting them on – pulling and tugging and scrunching them up some doll legs. I honestly thought at that point that tights were a complete waste of time and the most difficult item to put on a doll ever.

I still think that most days.

However, for my dolls that do wear tights all the time, I find everything goes onto their legs easier because at that point it’s fabric sliding over fabric, not fabric being tugged on over rubbery legs. Tights and socks can really make or break an outfit, but they can be such a pain to put on! Some shoes, especially boots, go on a lot easier when a doll is wearing tights as well – a great bonus to the struggles of putting on tights that will then never be taken off.


I’ve been a fan of the Cool Cat tights for a while (especially the nude coloured ones as they allow for other tights to be pulled on easily) and these kitty leggings from Endangered Sissy because cats are never a bad thing around here.

Do you put socks or tights on your dolls? Which are your favourite brands/makers?

5 Responses to “QOTW: Socks or tights on your dolls?”

  1. Pauleen Potter AKA @PauleenPotter

    I’m more of a socks person, both for myself and for my girls. And the wackier the socks, the merrier. I agree it’s very hard to slide them over rubbery legs, but the final look is worth the effort. One of my favourite brands is Sugar Blocks.

  2. Andi B. Goode AKA @andibgoode

    Putting talcum powder on the legs helps tights go on easier! 🙂 I like to put tights on so shoes don’t stain, etc.

    • Becky says:

      I’ll have to try that, thanks for the tip. Stockings can be such a pain to get on but they look so good with certain dresses and certain shoes, and are very handy for preventing staining. Thanks Andi

  3. Stacey Cormaci says:

    I love the look of the long socks and we have a few pair. I usually have to put them on for my daughter. They aren’t the easiest to put on but I think they do make an outfit. Most of ours are from Cool Cat.

  4. Olive says:

    I love tights, for both aesthetic reasons and also because I like to think they offer some protection from staining or the off chance that my blythe’s foot feels like melting when in contact with her plastic shoes. But sometimes, I find it hard to pull pants over the tights, especially if the tights are thick :-/

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