What’s the latest in shoe trends? ‘Thigh-high boots’ they say… These extra long booties don’t exactly tempt you to buy them at first glance, but they sure are quite popular this time of year. With their status rising rapidly in the fashion world, we can’t dodge them much longer.
Beginning with the famous Three Musketeers, thigh high boots (also known as ‘over-the-knee boots) developed a high-fashion repertoire amongst fashion enthusiasts. Traced back to 15th century medieval paintings, men wore these lengthy boots (called ‘cuissardes’ then) and boy were they every bit as dramatic and bold as they are today!
Despite it’s initial male categorisation, the thigh high boot became a scandalous feminine fashion piece in the 1960’s, when Yves Saint-Laurent dressed his models up in them for runway. It was then that these ‘stocking-like’ boots rose to fame in the fashion world.
Today this sexy yet high-fashion footwear still walks runways for the world’s most renowned designers and has grown to be a quintessential winter wardrobe builder. Seen in most magazines, movies and all across social media, thigh highs reign supreme amongst the masses of other boot trends, so it’s no wonder why celebrities are loving them so intently.
We’ve done our research to provide you with a few examples of how to proudly wear the thigh high trend like a pro.