dress socks vs socks

AlexAD

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Hello,

The packaging reads 'dress socks' and this is the first time I encounter this word combination.
Is there a change in meaning from 'socks'?

Thanks.
 

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MikeNewYork

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Hello,

The packaging reads 'dress socks' and this is the first time I encounter this word combination.
Is there a change in meaning from 'socks'?

Thanks.

The word "dress" differentiates those socks from more casual socks, such as gym socks, tube socks, etc.
 
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