To let my DD wear thigh high leather boots?!

(47 Posts)
GraduallyGoingInsane Wed 23-Oct-13 18:25:24

I have been having a conversation with my DDs about Christmas and what they might want. DD2 who is 15 desperately wants a pair of leather thigh high/over the knee boots. I'm torn.

She wants ones like these - obviously not Chloe ones at £800 but along these lines!

www.net-a-porter.com/product/79247

Part of me thinks fine, they're practical, they're flat, they will be warm and waterproof. The other part of me can't quite get the 'Pretty Woman' connotation out of my head. I can only imagine what DH will say when I suggest them!

I asked her what she'd put them with, and she said skinny jeans, skater skirts and tights, dresses etc, so normal teenage stuff, not latex mini dresses or hot pants.

I just can't help thinking that whilst they're very fashionable at the moment, they're not really appropriate for a teenage girl. But then I can't really justify why not!

Would you let your 15 year old have them?!

BruceWillisLovesMe Wed 23-Oct-13 18:29:32

Nope. If you can't get the "Pretty Woman" connotation out of your head, imagine men having the same image in their heads. I wouldn't want to encourage men to look at my daughter in a sexual way. I know really women shouldn't change the way they dress because of men but she's a child still. I wouldn't want to buy her something that encourages men in eyeing up my child.

Plus they look awful grin

Finola1step Wed 23-Oct-13 18:32:04

No I wouldn't but that's because I think they look awful.

canweseethebunnies Wed 23-Oct-13 18:33:53

I think they're ok. They look more like galoshes than Pretty Woman IMO grin

Pinkpinot Wed 23-Oct-13 18:36:26

I don't have girls, and I thought if be horrified
But i think with jeans they'd be ok
Just not tiny skirts

BodaciousTatas Wed 23-Oct-13 18:36:34

I would, they just look like boots to me. I showed them to dd who is 15 and she said a lot of her friend have them.

candycoatedwaterdrops Wed 23-Oct-13 18:38:15

The cheap ones will look exactly that...cheap. YABU, sorry.

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 23-Oct-13 18:43:12

Nope! She'd look a bugger in them anyway if she's got the bod of an average 15 year old! You need a good bit of height and elegance to carry them off. I had a pair in the early 90s (old) when I was 17 and looked ok but 17 is different to 15 in general and I'm quite tall.

CoffeeTea103 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:44:35

Pretty woman definitely! Sorry but that's what might come across.

natwebb79 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:47:21

I can't see anything wrong with them. It's not as if they're red patent leather with 4" heels! grin

Nancy66 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:48:05

I think they're fine. They are flat boots that just come up a bit higher than usual ones do . Nothing 'Pretty Woman' about them.

MuffCakes Wed 23-Oct-13 18:49:23

I can't see anything wrong with them tbh,

Mandy2003 Wed 23-Oct-13 18:50:06

Pretty Woman is a bit old to have much meaning to boys/men today though isn't it?

TiggyD Wed 23-Oct-13 18:52:36

Does she like fly fishing or something?

Strumpetron Wed 23-Oct-13 18:53:37

They're boots it doesn't matter what other people think it's their fault if they have such a connotation with them. They'll keep her legs warm and dry!

ChristineDaae Wed 23-Oct-13 18:54:33

I love them, and would have loved them even more when I was 15. With jeans they would look gorgeous. No leather mini skirts and she'll be fine smile

roguepixie Wed 23-Oct-13 18:58:23

I like them and think they'd be fine for a 15 year old.

They Pretty Woman connotation would come in if they had 4 inch heels but as they are flats I think they are suitable and she'll love them.

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 23-Oct-13 19:00:00

My first thoughts were Bananarama (shows age) and Puss in Boots!

eggyweggies Wed 23-Oct-13 19:00:14

Only with skinny jeans or trousers!

What about some Chelsea Boots?

Velocitractor Wed 23-Oct-13 19:02:33

I always wanted a pair (and, at the tender age of 34, still do secretly grin). Can see what you mean about the Pretty Women connotation but surely it depends on the type? (matt, flat, black rather than patent, 7 inch heel, red for example?)

Having said that, part of me thinks let her get it out of her system plus surely your teens is the best time for dodgy 'fashion'?!

drawsofdrawers Wed 23-Oct-13 19:04:36

A friend was wearing similar with a knee length flowery dress at the weekend. They looked great. Would look good with jeans and a jumper too

ITCouldBeWorse Wed 23-Oct-13 19:06:57

I think they are pretty cool, and I AMA proper old fart with regard to my Dds clothing.

Super cheapo version in primarni though, as obv v faddy.

No leopardskin, diamanté or patent with them though.

thebody Wed 23-Oct-13 19:07:50

they will look great and she will look great.

if people look at a 15 year old girl and think prostitute then that's their problem.

Viviennemary Wed 23-Oct-13 19:08:50

I'm usually in favour of letting teenagers wear what they want within reason. Because I wasn't allowed to wear this and wasn't allowed to wear that. Which just made me mad for no good reason. But I have to say I don't much like the sound of these boots. If a lot of her friends wear them I'd say why not!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 23-Oct-13 19:08:53

They're fine? They're not 4 inch PVC heels are they.

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