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Over the knee boots?

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SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 14:22:40

I have a flat pair which have been a winter staple for last few years, they're only ever so slightly pantomime and their flatness prevents any trace of mutton.

BUT

I'm very tempted by these tight, heeled jobbies to be worn over skinnies. What do you reckon - sex worker, or chic?

www.johnlewis.com/dune-shock-ultra-slim-high-heel-over-the-knee-boots/p1653578?colour=Black

mirpuppet Sun 14-Sep-14 14:41:31

I wouldn't say sex worker -- but I wouldn't say chic.

I think over knee boots can work if you have thin thighs. I don't so I won't be buying any.

elephanteraser Sun 14-Sep-14 14:43:14

they're nice

PetalToTheMetal Sun 14-Sep-14 14:53:17

I've got some from about 5 years ago. I like them. Apart from looking good they keep your knees lovely and warm in the cold weather.

50ShadesOfSummer Sun 14-Sep-14 14:57:54

I have a pair of over the knee boots with a block heel of about 3". I love them. I wear over skinnies but also with tights.

I also have a suede flat pair and I don't think the heeled ones look any more sex-worker than the flat ones.

SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 16:26:33

Think I'd actually prefer them in suede but can't find any that aren't £££££

AmberNectarine Sun 14-Sep-14 16:31:59

I thought these looked ok ASOS

AmberNectarine Sun 14-Sep-14 16:32:31

Oh sorry you wanted heels - ignore me

ThisBitchIsResting Sun 14-Sep-14 16:40:21

Those Dune ones are fab , they'd look so good with a good plain dark coat. The asos ones look weird to me - I like the suede ness but not the shape of the foot part iyswim, too clompy. And not over blue jeans! Super fine stretch black or maybe grey super skinnies, or opaques with short jumper dress I think. I think you need to cover your bum if that makes sense, so a long coat or jumper or dress, never jeans with pockets on show.

I had some over the knee flat fake suede ones I got from a cheapo local boutique a few years ago for £40, they looked fab until the rain trashed them. I'd love a leather pair, and agree that heels don't automatically make them sex workery, more what you wear them with.

SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 16:42:03

Haha, s'ok Amber keep your eyes peeled for a 3" version.

IndiansInTheLobby Sun 14-Sep-14 16:45:36

I've got suede ones with a heel that I still like. The only boot of mine I probably won't wear this year will be my Uggs. I'm so bored of them now.

SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 16:50:31

Boot porn drools www.net-a-porter.com/product/458821/Jimmy_Choo/turner-stretch-leather-thigh-boots

Got a feeling those Dune ones are only going to cover the knee, not go over it to thigh, the look a bit on the short side to me.

That's exactly the look I was going for ThisBitch agree about keeping the bum covered, anything too short on top and you risk straying into Shirley Carter territory!

herecomesthsun Sun 14-Sep-14 16:55:54

have you see these www.tamaramellon.co.uk/legging-boots/

Ifem Sun 14-Sep-14 16:57:54

Love flat over the knee boots - have lived in them the last two winters.

Not convinced about high heeled ones, though. Think you'd have to have a very polished, classic, expensive look in general not to look a bit street walker ish.

SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 17:16:41

OMG, those Tamara Mellon things are ridiculous!

specialsubject Sun 14-Sep-14 17:19:32

I'm just staggered (as I would be if I wore them) at Jimmy Choo's definition of 'mid-heel'!!!

SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 18:12:10

There's no way these things are 3.5" more like 5.5!

FauxFox Sun 14-Sep-14 18:34:12

I want some in black suede with a mid-height block heel, for some reason suede de-sexworkers thigh boots quite a bit imo, not so shiny and wipe clean grin

My shortlist to see irl so far is:
river island too short?
office too clumpy?
office too flat?
new look too cheap?
dune not sure about heel shape or slouch fit
camuto too skinny fit?
dune Pricey
dune half elastic...not sure
schuh winning so far based on screen appeal.

I have been giving this serious thought this afternoon smile

SofaCanary Sun 14-Sep-14 19:52:31

Agree the Schuh ones are probably the best of the bunch.

Zara has these but the top is a bit gaping or something www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/shoes/long-leather-boot-c269191p2200066.html

ThisBitchIsResting Sun 14-Sep-14 20:14:30

I like the River Island ones best, then the Dune ones with the elastic - both have a nice heel shape. Not too keen on the buckles on the Schuh ones.

ThisBitchIsResting Sun 14-Sep-14 20:15:17

The Zara ones look a bit panto. Always a risk with OTK boots if not fitted enough!

Redrosesarethebest Sun 14-Sep-14 21:34:22

I have a grey pair from russell and Bromley on the way after seeing them on their autumn/winter photo campaign, I just don't know now what to wear them with! grin

leedy Sun 14-Sep-14 21:37:16

I am still boggling at the "legging boots". They're like a leather version of those baby pyjama trousers with feet.

lordnoobson Sun 14-Sep-14 21:41:25

Ooh. I found some today in next. All fake but great for skinny legs wyth a stretch panel. 58£

Twinklestein Sun 14-Sep-14 22:27:14

Definitely sex worker, partly the heel and partly because they look cheap.

But I like the principle.

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