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Compression Dress Socks by TravelSox®

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Compression Dress Socks by TravelSox®: These socks stimulate circulation through gradual compression that reduces swelling and helps guard against deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Doctor-designed TravelSox have 300% more elasticity than similar legwear and are made of Coolmax/Lycra/nylon. Graduated compression (rated 12mmHG-18mmHG) is tightest around ankle, gradually looser toward top. Fast-drying fabric wicks moisture. Dress socks are perfect for dressier travel outfits.
  • Comes with nylon stuff sack
  • Coolmax®/Lycra®/nylon
  • Machine wash
  • Made in Italy


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Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 23 reviews)

By Catharine Loux
October 06, 2019
"I have just started to wear compression socks, and these are extremely comfortable. Though I haven't used them while traveling yet, anticipate they will be great. I chose the khaki argyle and know they will mix and match with so much."
November 02, 2017
"I started wearing these sox on plane flights. I now wear them everyday. They look great and feel fine. My only wish is that they would add a dark brown sock to the colors."
By Anonymous
May 04, 2016
"No swollen ankles - Two years ago when we flew home from London, my ankles were so swollen that I spent four days with them elevated to get them back to normal size. Last week I wore these socks home from Italy and had no swelling whatsoever. I'm short so they came up over- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
St. Louis
March 03, 2016
"High Quality, Low Fashion Sense - The Travelsox socks are the best quality. However, they have swirling arrows on the sides and the diamonds are white, which I believe make them low on fashion sense. Still feet are dry and that means a lot. I have tried other brands and these are the best- I recommend this product."
By pattygd
Lewes, DE
January 19, 2016
"Back for More - First bought TravelSox when taking a trip to Europe- loved how my feet did not swell at all after long flight. Wore them to Australia with the same result. Ordered another pair since I have started wearing them to work during the Winter (am an R.N) Beside- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
January 10, 2016
"Excellent socks for a man with small feet - These are terrific socks. My son wears a size 7.5 shoe and has difficulty finding socks that aren't too big. These socks, being unisex, come in small, medium and large. The small are perfect for him and are very supportive. He stands for work and these so- I recommend this product."
By feeaston
Seattle, WA
April 02, 2015
"Comfortable and cute! - Much better looking than I would expect for the level of support/compression they provide. I'm comfortable all day in these.- I recommend this product."
By umtinc
Northern California
March 29, 2015
"Travel sox for giants - I am of average height - 5 ft 8 inches. These sox are thigh high and went at least 6 inches over my knees. They cut into the back of my knees when I sit down. The advertising should have made the length clear. The packaging shows a knee high pair and no dI would not recommend this product."
By crcooper
Oklahoma City, OK
January 18, 2015
"Excellent Quality. Pay attention to instructions on sizing. Didn't like the packaging: Too much cardboard (think Green!)- I recommend this product."
By wattbush
Bloomington, IN
September 17, 2014
"I live in these - I started wearing these on business trips to keep my feet from swelling on long flights. After receiving advice to wear compression sox for my arthritic feet, I began wearing them every day. They are great and serve to keep my arthritis manageable..- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 10, 2014
"Can't get the odd smell out - Nice socks but they came smelling odd like bug spray and we can't get the smell out no matter what we do.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 25, 2014
"Would fit a giant - I wear a woman's size 6 shoe, so I bought the small. These socks came up over my knee completely and were almost three inches too long in the foot!I would not recommend this product."
By caper96
Rome, Italy
April 01, 2014
"Great socks - Love these socks. Only complaint is with Travelsmith. Ordered a test pair during discount period ($24), loved them, ordered more, but they were never delivered, though the website said they were in stock. Phone call told me they were back-ordered until mi- I recommend this product."
Cameron Missouri
January 22, 2014
"Comfortable - These socks are comfortable and I own about 10 pair of various designs of TravelSmith's compression sox. They do tend to shrink slightly after washing, but still wearable. I tried the next larger size recommended and they're slightly big, but also wearabl- I recommend this product."
By kdbmurphy
Larue TX
December 04, 2013
"Shouldn't travel without them - He wears these on every flight now. Makes a big difference in comfort and offsetting fatigue.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 06, 2013
"Comfortable - All TravelSox are good quality. If you have circulation problems, long trips with little movement (driving, flying, sitting) these socks will help you. I broke my heel bone two years ago and it leaves my feet numb if I am not wearing these socks.It promot- I recommend this product."
By book_junkie69
Chicago, IL
September 02, 2013
"A nurse's dream come true - Runs a tad long. I am 5'2" and have to fold them over at the top. No problem. Super soft and true to size.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 24, 2013
"StandAtEase - Great product. Have worn something similar in the pasted, these are a great fit and wash very well. As a cross boarder customer it is a pain in the back to get TravelSmith product into Canada.... please think about us.- I recommend this product."
By sharpdan
Stamford, CT
June 09, 2010
"Very attractive way to reduce DVT risk - I like these more than the prior pair I bought from another source. These are more attractive and easier to put on, but equally tight.- I recommend this product."
By rbrtbrig
Dallas, Texas
June 09, 2010
"Very good dress sox - Very good dress sox even if not traveling. I have bought and rebought these sox and find them to be excellent.RABrig- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 29, 2010
"Travel Sox - My husband is on a trip, the first since receiving these. He was impressed with the quality, and felt they would be as comfortable as the prescription socks. He was very impressed with the affordability of them. We got 3 pair for less than one of the othe- I recommend this product."
By jmetz47
March 19, 2010
"comfortable support - I love these socks. I work on concrete floors and have worn them often to work. I bought them for travel, but find them so comfortable that I wear them all of the time. They keep my legs from aching after a long day on my feet. I also was amazed after my- I recommend this product."