After seeing them featured in several major fashion media outlets over the past few months, my shameful childhood dream of owning a pair of thigh high boots seemed to be a tangible reality. Finally, my mother can rest easy because these over-the-top boots I covet to this day are officially making a triumphant return with fashionistas everywhere. No longer just for strippers, several designers have jumped on this bandwagon and have come up with their own take on thigh high boots. Chanel, Gucci, Miu Miu, Sergio Rossi and Balenciaga all have gorgeous versions.
Although probably not comfortable for everyday wear, thigh high boots can be a fabulous addition to an otherwise conservative minidress and cardigan ensemble. Or, if Agnes Deyn is your Style Hero, then you might try them with short shorts and a loud top. Perfect for dancing on tables. For fun. Not for your job. Naturally, the boots transition easily into winter, as leggings and skinny jeans are easily tucked inside and the look is topped with a blazer, shrug, or pea coat.
Your Golden Girl.
Kate Moss, kicking off the trend in 2007 in suede Chanel boots (image courtesy of urbanfashionista)
Sergio Rossi's embroidered boots from last season (image courtesy of shoegeek.com)
Lindsey Lohan, April 2009, weaing Chanel boots (image courtesy of NYLON Magazine)