Over the knee, please

Give their bad reputation the boot with these tips

What do you think of when you imagine thigh high boots? I bet I can guess, and it rhymes with ‘door’. However, not all pairs of will turn on the red light.

I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of over the knee boots for a while, and I fell in love with some from Kurt Geiger, only to have my heart broken by their price tag. Then a couple of weeks ago, I found a gorgeous suede pair by Billini in Shoe Show called Strut for just $99!

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The fleecy lining makes them super warm and the flat heel means you can wander around in them all day. They also have two zips – one at the back and one on the inside leg – which is a bit strange, but I guess it caters for however you like to pull them off at the end of the day.

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Billini Over the Knee Suede Boots: Shoe Show, $99

Checked Dress: Edit from ASOS, $29.41

 

The bad rep over the knee boots get is easily avoided with careful styling and choosing the right type of boot. Follow these tips to keep your look classy.

  • Avoid leather/faux leather. One word: dominatrix. Stick with suede for a softer look.
  • Make them flat. I’ve only ever seen one pair of heeled thigh highs that look classy, and that was in The Devil Wears Prada. Remember Anne Hathaway’s ultra amazing Chanel boots? Unless you have a couple of grand to blow on top quality boots that go all the way up to your crutch and show no skin at all, heeled thigh highs are a seriously risqué look.
  • Choose your clothes wisely. Opt for looser fitting, laid back pieces to pair with your boots. Your boots are hot enough, so you don’t need a low cut, figure hugging dress too. Try wearing them with a chunky jumper and a skater skirt, or a baggy dress.
  • Opt for tights. If you’re not feeling brave enough to bare a bit of skin, having none on show will tone down the boots’ boldness and keep them more casual.

It’s now officially winter, so say goodbye to summer and hi to thigh highs.

 

 

 

 

 

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