Sock marks  

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Woman at her Toilet (c. 1661-65) by Jan Steen. This detail shows the legs with sock marks.
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Woman at her Toilet (c. 1661-65) by Jan Steen. This detail shows the legs with sock marks.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Sock marks are marks left by socks in the lower part of the leg, resulting from the depression of the skin caused by the elastic band of the socks. In art, they are noticeable in the painting Lady at her Toilette by Jan Steen.



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