Knee highs have pretty much always been around. They characterized Alicia Silverstone in the 90s film "Clueless". In 2012 they are back, with less argyle and matching blazer suits. Now, it is common to wear knee highs with cutoff shorts or cute dresses. Celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Simpson, and Lindsay Lohan have been wearing knee highs lately. This trend reflects nostalgia.