Are over the knee boots in style 2020?
Over the knee boots, its name alone immediately announces all the perplexity that this ancestral fashion accessory inspires. And for good reason, this boot that culminates at the top of our legs is intended to ostensibly reveal all of them, earning it a sulphurous reputation at the same time. So the question is are over the knee boots still in style 2020?
Because if they were glamorized in the 60s by a Brigitte Bardot in Harley Davidson and avant-garde designers like Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne, the waders quickly integrated the fetish culture (under the impulse in particular of Vivienne Westwood then owner of the Sex shop in London) without ever really getting rid of it.
It is therefore difficult to feel concerned when we are told, year after year, that it is back in our shoe cabinet. Who is bold enough to show up to the office, go out for drinks or shop in the boots that are an integral part of the dominatrix’s uniform? And we’re not talking about the multiples of squats needed to put them on with dignity.
Trends for the year 2020 seem to favor the famous over the knee boots. Oh yes, practically we cannot start without the conclusion, you’ve probably wanted it from the moment you read the title.
Worn in conservative tones of gray, black or beige, or, on the contrary, in stunning colors of turquoise, pink, or green neon, over-knee boots are back to the attention of true fashionistas. Combined with a short dress, long sleeves, cloche skirt or a pair of tights and a shirt, plus a lightweight coat, surely will attract the curious!
Famous designers like Christian Loubutin, Luis Vuitoon, Gucci, Stella McCartney or Chloe have emphasized the resumption of this trend in their recent collections. It seems that over the knee boots are so typical of the 60s hippie culture and an indispensable attribute for those whose role model was Julia Roberts the famous movie “Pretty Woman.” Today, fashion podiums suggest that boots over knees are a must in the wardrobe of any fashionistas. They have gone through many important stages in fashion history, so that today they are once again present on the shelves in our wardrobe, being both practical and stylish. Designers offer us a wide range of models to make us feel as comfortable as possible. Knee-high boots can be made of matte, glossy, or leathery leather. The ball – is not a mandatory feature. Convenience and practicality are today the order of the day. This way, you will easily find boots over your knee with a low sole or a stable 3 inch cage.
It opts for knee-high boots in classic colors, but with special details. The original chains and metal inserts will be an excellent accent even in classic dresses.
Flirting with the thighs, this fall shoe turns out to be a big deal. For good reason, before putting them on, you must make sure you know your morphology. Are you tall and slender? Your long legs welcome the thigh high without any problem. Conversely, you have no less right to dare to wear thigh boots if you are small, only to opt for a shorter version. And you can even wear it in any of the ways these streetstyle queens show off in the following slideshow. In leather, suede and even plastic … With a zipper or laces, a flat heel, a stiletto heel or a wedge heel, thigh-high boots come in all shapes and all heights. In the street, black suede models are popular, but a little touch of originality is not to be avoided.
Some precautions before putting on our over the knee boots:
– we say no to the vinyl model and the total leather look … which remind us too much that the thigh-high boots were until now reserved for erotic and fetish circles.
– we avoid the 100% tight-fitting look and we bring softness with loose pieces: a big loose sweater, a pretty vaporous blouse … No more vulgarity!
– we break the codes … with sportswear pieces like a sports sweatshirt, a sweatshirt dress, a bomber. The idea is to avoid taking thigh boots straight out.
Over the knee boots are without a doubt a fabulous piece and can be the star footwear of this season. And if you have encountered problems in choosing the perfect pair so far, this is no longer the case due to the fact that we are at the top of the designers and we will find them on the shelves in all sizes, colors and colors.
The bigger part is that we can wear them regardless of outside weather. We wear them when the sun is with a short dress and socks the color of the skin, and when it rains with a pair of jeans and a cardigan.
As already used in the previous articles in this series, rules exist in every field. In some areas there are stricter rules, and in other rules easier to observe. Over-knee-like boots do not raise so many good-to-wear issues like pencil skirts.
Vulgar of stylish?
Too often associated with vulgarity, some people forget their subtle powers. They are capable of transporting the most timid young ladies among you into absolute femininity. Well combined, they can make even the simplest outfits sparkle. But a successful look can be destroyed and become cheeky with a pair of over the knee boots. Take notes!
Are you rather tall and thin? The over the knee boots are easy for you to wear. Dare the thigh-high socks: tight like a second skin, finished with a pointed toe and a thin and high heel. Combined with a midi dress, this outfit will suit you. The knee length will calm the thigh high and give a chic look to the set.
Rest assured curvy women, you are not left out. For a totally assumed attitude, dare the thigh-high boots! Adopt a decidedly feminine style, adding thigh-high boots in the same shade as your jeans. Add a light blouse style top and admire yourself!
Small ladies are entitled to their over the knee boots. Choose them tight (to avoid the Puss in Boots effect!) And with a heel. Look on the side of the thigh-high socks! You can combine them with a tight and short dress. Add some opaque tights and you’ll look great!
The advantage of boots without heels is their comfort. And with them, you’ll be sure not to overdo it. Create a street look with flat thigh high boots, jeans and a maxi bomber. If you’re going for a trendy city attitude, wear your boots with a short skirt, sheer tights and a long jacket.
Over the knee boots will wear the colors of femininity in your outfit. You won’t need to add too much jewelry. Stay in the sweetness with elegant chains or a feather pendant for example.
Over the knee boots will be appreciated in the winter. Thin, black tights will finish off the outfit with, for example, a chunky dress, mini skirt or shorts. If you are petite, black opaque tights under the thigh highs in the same color will lengthen the leg. We like the opaque with a denim or suede dress.
Certain models of waders have the annoying tendency to slip. Spending so much time composing a style and seeing it shrivel up during the day… oh no! No more high class, it’s a downfall … Here are some tips for your waders to keep theclass:
Add a wide, flat elastic at the top of the boot: cut the elastic to the length of your thigh circumference (chosen where the boots reach). Sew it to the inside of the shoe. If you don’t have fairy fingers, get help from the neighbor, a seamstress or a shoemaker.
Change the elastic: if your sewing skills match your boot, you can completely change the elastic to replace it with a well-fitting one.
Wear high socks: much simpler but not always sufficient, this trick is worth trying. The socks will increase the volume of the leg and the adhesion to the fabric.
Attach an anti-slip band: collect the top band from a pair of self-fixing stockings. Cut it to the correct length and secure it to the inside of the boot. Depending on the fabric, you will need to sew the strip or glue it with fabric glue.
So, vulgar the thigh boot? Rather chic and trendy, isn’t it? This time around, you won’t choose your boots the same way. We dare to bet that you will try them. Perhaps several peers, on several shopping trips, the time to adopt and assume your new image … to finally give in to their charm.