Rosemary Mac Cabe

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The unknown perils of thigh-high boots

There’s something nobody tells you when you’re considering buying thigh-high boots – and no, I’m not talking about how you may get mistaken for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (and really, would that be such a bad thing, apart from the prostitution?). I’m talking about …

Thu, Jan 7, 2010, 10:20

   

There’s something nobody tells you when you’re considering buying thigh-high boots – and no, I’m not talking about how you may get mistaken for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (and really, would that be such a bad thing, apart from the prostitution?). I’m talking about the fact that thigh-high boots, though they come in different shoe sizes, usually cannot be ordered to tailor for the size of your thighs. And when your thighs are (ahem) larger than, say, the latest 16 year old model currently fronting Topshop‘s campaigns, that means muffin top where no muffin top should ever be seen.

A few weeks ago, I ordered a pair of Topshop’s Britany boots from the UK website (hint: buying Topshop online makes a sizable financial difference) and we all crowded around the box in the office as I unwrapped the grey beauties, in nubuck suede. They truly are beautiful. Behold just two of the Britany wearers who convinced me to try my hand at thigh-high:

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images via The Glamourai and Posh’s Daily Style

But different strokes, different folks – ain’t that what they say? In which case, I should have known that one woman’s thigh high wonder boots are another woman’s thigh high boa constrictors. And, having hastily discarded the box, I can’t return them. Still, I’m hoping some wearing, tearing, stretching and, eh, dieting, will make Britany boots wearable, at the very least. I’m nothing if not a slave to fashion.