Over the knee boots were all over at the Fall 2009 runways and promise to be the biggest and most notable trend for Fall 2009 and Winter 2010.
The styles ranged from boots that hug the leg all the way up, to more unique ones that stand away from the leg. Over-The-Knee and Thigh High Boots are made in a variety of materials right now, but I recommend sticking to genuine leather or suede. While the patent leather and high gloss ones look pretty, you might get people asking how much you charge… Invest in a nice leather pair in basic black or brown to get the most wear out of them. If you choose suede, opt for colors like black, grey, brown, green, taupe and purple.
While these boots usually come with a large price tag, investing in a stylish pair is a smart move. Since they are so popular, you’ll be able to wear them with just about anything without the risk or raising eyebrows. Best with short dresses and mini skirts and of course with tights paired with shorts, super skinny jeans, tunics with leggings, and are also great over tights and long socks.
Before you decide to buy a pair of over the knee boots, please visit your local Marshalls, TJ Maxx, DSW or another local shoe store and try on a pair to see what you think. While this is a desirable trend, it’s not right for everyone. Try on a couple different pairs and make sure the size is right for your particular body type. The extra material that sits on your lower thigh, right above your knee, needs to lie flat and fit a bit like a glove. Stand up straight and look in the mirror to make sure that the top of the boots ‘sticks’ to your leg. You don’t want too much material just hanging there adding visual inches to your thighs. You also want to avoid any ruching or pinching.
You can wear these thigh high boots to the office, evenings out or to a party and be totally in style! Stock up one or two of these fashion-forward styles to update your Fall 2009 wardrobe.
It took me a while to find some affordable over the knee boots, but I managed to find a few pairs for under $200. Here are my favorite over the knee boots…
No Heel Styles:
High Heel Styles:
Styles Under $100:
Whether you prefer the look of the thigh high boots or ones that are just slightly above the knee, you will be able to find a variety of different styles, colors and materials in stores this fall and online at websites like Endless.com, ShopBop.com, Nordstrom.com, and of course Piperlime.com.
What do you think of this trend? Will you be buying?