A Little History of Women’s Over the Knee Boots
Over the knee boots have a very rich history. The history of these boots dates back to early 20th century theatre. Young women would often play the part of a young male character and use the boots to draw emphasis to their costume.
In the fashion sense this style became very popular in the 1960’s. Early 1960’s fashion stylists were credited with starting this fashion trend. The masculine styled boots were quickly adopted by almost every major fashion designer. As the skirts kept getting shorter the boots kept on getting higher. Many of the boots actually were mid-thigh in the late 1960’s.
Many of the early boots were made from soft leather or suede. They often had a thick square heel. Most often the boots were made from leather typically in black or brown. Some designers incorporated bright patent leather colors when designing their boots. During the evolution of this boot the stacked heel was eventually replaced by the stiletto heel.
The popularity of this type of boot was somewhat diminished in the 1970’s. This style once again appeared in the early 1980’s. The style had changed in that now this boot had a low flat heel and was typically made of suede. In the 90’s this style of boot was re-introduced as an elegant satin thigh high boot.
Many fashion designers refer to these boots as the “must have” fashion accessory. The boots look great with short skirts or long skirts. They look great with both formal attire or with blue jeans. A touch of elegance is added when an ankle bracelet is worn with the boots. Every woman should have at least one pair of these boots as part of their wardrobe.
These over the knee boots can be purchased online. Many retail shops also carry them in a wide variety of styles and colors. The prices will vary depending on the style and quality of the leather. Many of the original vintage boots from the early 1960’s can cost several hundred dollars. A true fashion diva knows that quality counts. It is a good idea to consider these boots a fashion investment.