No wonder they say that fashion always comes back. For example, trendy over-the-knee stockings have definitely returned from the past. And from a very distant Middle Ages.
How over-the-knee stockings came into modern fashion
Being a common footwear for European cavalrymen, in Russia, high boots covering the knee with sewn-on bells appeared only in the 17-18 centuries. They were part of the uniform of hussars, lancers, dragoons, cuirassiers. Sometimes infantrymen wore boots. Later, this type of boots became the favorite footwear of the representatives of the nobility. Peter the Great himself showed his addiction to over the knee boots. But still, they were men's shoes.
But in the 70s of the last century, high boots-stockings became fashionable for women. Their tops were made of shiny material tightly fitting the calves of lovely ladies' legs.
And today, men's over the knee boots suddenly went over to the women's wardrobe, intermarrying with stocking boots. And something average, surprising, so new appeared, which appeared from such a distant past. And these shoes, which began to be called "over-the-knee stockings", appeared today on the most "cool" fashion catwalks to win the hearts of girls.
Ah, how sexy ladies look, wearing long boots on slender legs! All the more attractive are over-the-knee stockings also because there are a lot of varieties of them. There are plenty to choose from what you like.
There are these boots with heels of different heights and configurations, without a heel at all or on a platform.
Treads are made from different materials, the most popular of which are leather, suede or leatherette. This autumn and winter, boots decorated with embroidery or with openwork tops are especially popular. Models combined from several types of material look extravagant.
According to the height of the tops, high over-the-knee stockings with a classic length just above the knee and super-long ones that hide part of the thigh with their tops are distinguished. Models are also distinguished by the presence or absence of a fastener. "Lightning" and side slits, numerous straps with buckles adorn modern women's over the knee stockings. The photos presented here show that boots with transverse cuts on the knees and cut-out areas in the ankles, on the bend of the foot, toe or heel are now extra fashionable.
Who are the over the knee boots suitable for?
Every girl wants to look fashionable, but you don't have to blindly follow modern trends. Of course, high fragile models with perfectly even legs look just great in them. But everyday life is different from the catwalk!
Indeed, over the knee boots are more suitable for tall girls. And onowners of miniature forms, such shoes will look good if the figure is close to ideal. But you should not wear tight boots for short plump girls - they will visually make the legs even fuller. And even more so, ladies who have some problems with the shape and length of their legs should think carefully. Over-the-knee stockings are unlikely to suit them.
What to wear with high tight boots?
Treads - shoes are quite peculiar, they can look both elegant and vulgar. Therefore, it is also important to dress properly.
Such shoes are suitable for short dresses of any style: it can be a strict monophonic narrow dress made of dense material or flowing, with folds of bright or multi-colored fabric.
You can wear these boots with a tunic or an elongated sweater. Stockings in combination with leggings, breeches or skinny jeans will look interesting and harmonious. Such ensembles will make the legs visually longer and the figure more proportional.
Also with these boots, an elongated jacket will look original. The only condition is that it must reach the length of the boots. True, such an ensemble looks somewhat provocative…
Flat boots are usually worn under trousers, jeans, tunics and loose-fitting dresses, over the knee boots with heels will look more elegant and harmonious in an ensemble with strict dresses of medium length or with breeches.
Given the fact that these are still shoesdemi-season, not summer, one should also remember about jackets, raincoats, coats. And here again the rule works: there should be a “gap” between the boots and the edge of the clothes. High over the knee boots absolutely do not harmonize with a long coat that covers part of the tops. And if a lady really wants to combine these two outfits, then the coat should be unbuttoned or have creative cuts, cutouts that would open the top of the boots.