I’ve personally held out on the over the knee boot trend for quite a while. So long in fact, that I’m pretty certain that I must be one of the last few to jump on board. See, as a tall woman there were several things that I had to think about before purchasing these skin-tight suede numbers on ASOS.
Firstly, I’m tall right? How can I be sure that the over the knee boots I’m purchasing are actually over the knee and not just brushing my knees? Secondly, I was greatly worried about Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Seems like a swift slide the left I realise but don’t you remember that episode where she wore thigh high boots? “Shake your…” you get the picture, but at the time as I was approaching teen-dom I had pretty much cemented in my mind that the thigh high boot was a ‘sexy boot’ and I was pretty sure that that was not a style for me.
Just ask Josh whom, when I stood before him in a far too wide off the shoulder top told me, that he just figured that was the look I was going for when I asked if I looked crazy. So that aside, was the over the knee boot right for me? Well here are the pros:
- They keep your legs warm and allow you a longer grace period before tight season rolls in. Result!
- They look great on and are fantastically slimming.
- You feel cool, even when you rocked up to work in a pink dress you are pretty sure makes you look frumpy.
- You could wear them on a ‘night out’ if thats your kind of thing. (Me? I like being in bed at ten)
After purchasing these steals at only £40 however, there are also a few con’s to the trend. Now I didn’t go in blindly. I already figured out, since I know about gravity that they might fall down occasionally but still… These are the cons:
- They do fall down. I spend most of my time looking like I own the boots from “Puss in boots“
- If they were a tad longer these might have had a chance to stay up better but as it is my thighs are just not wide enough. Even with weekly leg days at the gym.
- I actually, received two different boots from ASOS but was too lazy to return them for a matching pair, but I’m pretty sure you didn’t cotton onto that fact until I told you and as Josh has confirmed I am pretty whimsical so I’m up for looking a little odd!
In conclusion, I think I love them. This Gingham dress is actually an oldie from the Next Sale this summer, but I love the contrast of a loose fitting dress with the ‘sexed’ up boots. However, the falling down your legs into a puddle of fabric is more than a little annoying! I’ve found over the knee socks (or below the knee for me) again from ASOS to be a god send in keeping them at least calf level.
Meanwhile, jeans and faux leather leggings also seem to keep them higher up my leg but bare leg days like this? More than a little frustrating!
That being said if you fancy going for a pair do it! They are so much more wearable than you may think, just keep in mind sizing! – If you are petite they do do shorter, petite versions and secondly go for the skinniest pair you think you can shimmy into! There is no need to be panicked, they will stretch and this look really does rely on keeping them up!
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