Nov 19, 2009

My Issue with Over the Knee Boots

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?

36 comments:

  1. This boots is gorgeous and very sexy! I love it.

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  2. Stunning high legged boots, it’s perfect match for winter outfits.

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  3. I LOVE OTK boots, but being short myself (5'2) I have come to the realization that these type of boots will most likely never work on me. It looks FAB on those who have long legs though!

    But I do love my boots, and will wear them as high as possible without looking ridiculous!!

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  4. I love over knee boots! I have got a Biba and I really love them...

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    XoXo

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  5. I'm tall and would totally wear the OTK's,.....if I didn't keep getting flashbacks of a certain hooker working it for Richard Gear on Hollywood Blvd. I would have to say that Pretty Woman has ruined super high boots for me for the rest of my life. It's a shame though. The Chanel's are pretty awsome.

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  6. I dream of having an OTK boots but I know that I have no use for it in the tropics. And besides, according to your analysis, the extreme OTK or the thigh-high boots are made for taller girls. I'm just 5'5". I guess we'll have the same problem then.

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  7. I'm 5'10" but my inseam is also only 31" (I have a long torso). I think that they're gorgeous, but definitely impractical for me.

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  8. I hear ya, doll! Sadly, I have the opposite problem... thigh high boots only come up to just above my knee, which also looks silly.... Guess we will have to buy custom!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. I love these boots! I am 5'9 with proportional (not crazy long, unfortunately) legs, so fit is less of a problem for me. However, I've found it's hard to find a shaft that is tight enough. I like the Miu Miu pair that you posted! :)

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  10. Extreme OTK boots are not my thing.

    A slight over the knee with a fitted shaft like the last one shown, is my "thing"

    Style on a String ..because style has nothing to do with money.

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  11. I just bought a flat, black pair- Report's Harper boot. It comes up a few inches over my knee, but also folds down really neatly for a different look. I love them!

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  12. I love over-the-knee boots, but like you, I feel I'm too short (I'm five feet flat). It's kind of frustrating. Sigh. All the boots you posted are so fabulous. :)

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  13. I love all the boots you showed in your post. I like the idea of extreme OTK boots - I find them sexy and stylish. I'd probably go for one that are flats. Unfortunately, I may be tall enough, but my thighs are too wide!

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  14. I'm 5'1"..... If I wore a pair, I would start to chafe.

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  15. I think that the over the knee is a little much.

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  16. LOVE them. I've been wanting a pair since louboutin came out with the Monica boots last yr. And finally a year later with the "trickle down" effect I was able to cop a pair of black suede thigh highs for dirt cheap last week. (I didnt want to spend a lot, since they are a bit "stupid" for living in tropical weather) For me, the more something covers me, the better I look.

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  17. Hi there-I have the same view as you, I just bought a pair of faux leather black patent OTKs, but they just go over the knee and are flat too, like the 3rd picture you've shown. I love the trend, but personally could not go to thigh length!!

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  18. I think they are fantastic. They do seem to work better on taller girls.

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  19. I've been wanting to try the look myself but my main worry is that they won't stay up. I feel like they may slide right over my knee and down my leg. Also, once the fad is over, I won't be able to wear them anymore for fear of looking like a street walker. At least right now, everyone is wearing them!

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  20. I am contemplating on getting OTK boots too. But I don't really see me getting much use out of it since I don't think i can wear it o work. Great picks though - the Chanel is to die for!

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  21. That thigh high in that top picture is WOW scary sitting there without a leg in it :)

    I do like them, though, it's just a matter of finding the right pair. I tend to like the fit of the second pic versus the other looser ones.

    Hope all is well!! xoxooxox

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  22. I just got my second pair...i had to return the first because they were too baggy, these are too tall! ugh!

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  23. Sweetheart!

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  24. My problem with OTK boots is I have meaty thighs and normally they won't zip. Oh well...guess that's one fashion trend I'll have to avoid. I hope you are feeling better soon. XOXO

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  25. I really like the look,. but think it's prob too much for me. I tried a pair of Nine West OTK boots on...it just felt like not me!

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  26. Love these boots. It's too bad it can be so hard to find the right legnth though!

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  27. I'm a shortie too so the extreme OTK boots would not work!

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  28. OMG i'm five four too! that's so cool =)
    i felt the same way about otk boots. i still don't really like them very much because okay, here's my logic, i usually wear cute tights so why cover them up? and also, i would feel like a pirate if they were flat ones and a 'Pretty Woman' wannabe if they were heels/platforms. I'd say if you really want the look, don't go for expensive ones because i don't see them being around as much next year (they are just not very practical) these @ Victoria's Secret are actually really cute! --http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DGqRjjpl_Mc/SMKiwwF5HvI/AAAAAAAABCc/pWWSQlBDT40/s400/colin+stuart+over+the+knee+hidden+platform+boot+178.jpg

    good luck lol
    xx

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  29. I love those brown ones! I am 5'4, so too short also.....so sad.

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  30. I love the extreme ones but I'm short too, and curvy, so its double hard!!!

    GRR!

    I hope you're feeling better love!!!

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  31. I think they're uber hot but have to watch it as I'm height challenged as well!

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  32. i love over the knee boots ! but it's just weird to wear them here . uuuugggghhhh . hate it . thanks for sharing ! nice choices :D

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  33. You're right darling!
    I'm not very tall for this boots and I look like the Puss in Boots ;) In my case I prefer the anckle boots.
    Have a nice day!!

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  34. I don't own any pair of boots--ankle, calf, knee, over-the-knee... precisely because I'm only 5'3" and I seriously look stunted in boots!

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  35. I just can't imagine that they would be comfortable. But some people can definitely pull it off.

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  36. every shoe loveing man and woman should own a few pairs of these OTK boots. they are incredibly attractive and a lot of fun to wear both indoors and outdoors.

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