I love this bun and it's VERY in right now! I don't use a sock though. I put my hair in a loose high ponytail and twist the hair loosely around. I pull the bun to loosen it a bit and voila! Perfect idea for Dorie's hairstyle!
For the girls @ the wedding - French braid bun. My daughter taught me the best way to do this is to lay on your stomach on a bed and hang over the edge. Tip: braid past the French braid and be sure to rubber band the end before putting in the messy bun!