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Over-the-knee / thigh length boots - will you be wearing them?

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Pennies Sat 05-Sep-09 19:52:46

I'm looking at them in the mags and thinking that they culd v. easily look tarty and I can't seem to transplant them from the stick thin and highly styled models into a mental image of a normal person wearing them.

So, will you be wearing them this season, and if so can you link to what you're getting and what will you wear them with. Oh, and if you're up for it, whether you're a stick think tall model or 5'ish with the normal lumps and bumps.

BerylCole Sat 05-Sep-09 19:55:54

I like them but agree - very hard to pull off. I am very tall with good, slim legs, but a size 14 from the upper thighs-up and aged 32 and cannot see them looking good on me. I would feel like a fat, haggard version of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman aka a prozzer.

Prunerz Sat 05-Sep-09 19:57:36

I will not be wearing them.
I'm quite tall and not overweight, but I have this thing about not actively trying to look like a hoor. grin

mrswill Sat 05-Sep-09 20:55:20

Nope, am short and size 10, so would probably look like i was wearing them fishing wellies. i havent seen anyone wearing them yet either. Bit Ho-bag for me.

kacarruth Sat 19-Sep-09 16:33:25

As long as they're flat i really don't think they look sluttie and what does it matter if no-one else wears them. Personally i will be buying some, i am also quite tall and expecting. I plan to wear them with leggings and jumper dresses or skinny jeans and layers.

vinblanc Sat 19-Sep-09 16:34:05

Absolutely not

captainmillenniumflint Sat 19-Sep-09 16:35:27

nope, my years in panto are behind me (oh no they're not!)

foxinsocks Sat 19-Sep-09 16:36:45

don't they hurt the back of your knee?

LuluMamaaaaarrrrr Sat 19-Sep-09 16:36:57

you have to be tall , thin , long legged and under 25 to carry them off, so that's a no for me!!

MamaG Sat 19-Sep-09 16:38:51

um no.

Brings back memories of the late 90s when I was a Saturday girl in barratts. Area Manager came in at 5past 9 one morning to find me and the other girl dancing on teh chairs in thigh length boots that had just been delivered grin [ho]

MayorNaze Sat 19-Sep-09 16:38:54

i like the idea of them...am shortish but have long legs and am thinnish... am under 30...<<hopeful emoticon>> where can one purchase them? links pls...

Fleecy Sat 19-Sep-09 16:47:21

I have these boots and I really like them.

I chose flat ones because they don't look too tarty - and I didn't want to spend huge amounts.

They're surprisingly easy to wear. I've worn them with shortish day dresses and thick tights or with leggings and long tops. I do have a military coat and they look very panto with that so there are some things best avoided grin

I'm 32, 5'8" and a size 8-10. Not sure I'd wear them if I were shorter. My mum's 5'0 and she's never been able to wear anything like that!

NoahDear Sat 19-Sep-09 16:47:43

i have some suedey ones as yst unworna s its 24 here todya

NoahDear Sat 19-Sep-09 16:48:09

i have the next grey suede ones

Fleecy Sat 19-Sep-09 16:51:26

Oh Noah, I saw them and they're fab.

MayorNaze Sat 19-Sep-09 16:53:43

general consensus in my office is that i owuld look like i was auditioning for pirates of the carribean grin

NoahDear Sat 19-Sep-09 16:55:02

nah
ignroe the nay sayers

inzidoodle Sat 19-Sep-09 16:56:54

I have flat suede ones and love them!! I am 5'11 and have lost 6 stone this year now a size 10/12...I deserve these boots grin

MayorNaze Sat 19-Sep-09 17:02:25

am i too short though? am 5'4

Horton Sat 19-Sep-09 17:39:11

I had gold high top Converse when I was about fifteen. God, I loved them. Would love a pair of those silver Ash ones.

MamaG Sun 20-Sep-09 10:15:56

<stifles a giggle at all teh boot-buyers>

lucykate Sun 20-Sep-09 10:20:28

no, i'm too old, too short and not a pirate

macherie Sun 20-Sep-09 10:33:51

I like them, but at 5'3" I don't think they would look good.

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 10:35:28

They will be out of fashion next year, not a stayer.

southeastastra Sun 20-Sep-09 10:43:12

i would do but they would definitely make me look like a hooker

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