Over the knee boots are the latest rage and personally I do like the trend because a right pair of boots can certainly make a gal look leggy. With that being said, I totally insulted myself the other day when I even looked at a pair of Chanel OTK boots. I put this pair of boots right next to me to size up and it came up almost to my hips. Yeah, trying pulling this on.... I will definitely achieve Puss in Boots look in my 5' 4" frame...... *arrrggh* A gal definitely needs to be at least 6 inches taller to even consider this pair of boots. I ended up trying the flat black pair on right. That one was more reasonable; it came up to my knee which made me felt so much better. However both had ouchy retail prices. The OKT pair was like $2250 and the short pair was $1245.
Even though I like OTK boots, so far I have not been able to find a pair to really satisfy me completely. I figure if I am going to shell out lots of gold coins then I need to be happy with my choice. For example, I looked at the Miu Miu on left (via Saks for $1275) but the shaft is 29 inches. Hello, my inseam is only 31 inch! How is that savvy or stylish???? (definitely Puss in Boots look.....) Then, I looked at another pair at Tod's which was similar to Stuart Weitzman (via Saks for $675) but leg shaft was too wide I looked like a fisherman going for the Puss in Boots look. The circumference of the Weitzman pair is 20 inches and my thighs are 17 inches at widest. I think OKT boots should be more fitted to achieve a sleek stylish look.
In the end, I think I am just going to settle for slightly over the knee boots with a fitted shaft. I like the idea of extreme OTK boots but due to height contraint, I definitely need to scale down and find something that fits me and my need to be trendy. What do you think of extreme OKT boots?