By Naughty Design
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In a former generation, women hid their ankles, and gave brief glimpses of them only by accident or naughty design. It was then required of a gentleman that he should precede a lady in ascending stairs. To-day, fashion has cleared away all mystery concerning feminine ankles, and a gentleman is permitted to follow the lady as she mounts the stairs.
Etiquette: An Encyclopedia of Good Manners and Social Usage Gabrielle Rosiere, 1923
I’m not quite sure how much trouble you can get into by showing off your ankles, but if you can arrange it, you have my whole-hearted support. And if you happen to think these fetching socks might help your ankles draw the attention they deserve? Well I support that, too.