I played a bit of dressmaking detective recently. My husband needed last minute funeral attire and so we made a quick pop into John Lewis. I stayed for an extra hour to try on clothes. I forced myself, as I’m feeling a little under-confident at the moment. My hair is shaggy, maybe I’ve put on a few pounds over the summer, I’m neglecting to wear make-up and feeling a bit poopy. We’ve all been there, right? But I’m determined to make myself do this anyway.
I mostly tried on things that I don’t plan to purchase, but I also forced my way into Clarks to try on a pair of tall boots, which are top of my autumn wish list. What I hadn’t realised was that all the tall boots this autumn seem to be over the knee. Clarks only had over the knee or ankle boots.
These look great on models with their stick thin legs but how does this translate to a middle-aged, larger lady legs? Will this proportion work with skirts that hit the knee, rather than minis? Can I fit them over jeans or is this a tights/leggings only look?
The Over the Knee Boots Verdict
The Clarks ones come in some great colours but I’m not sure about them.
This dress is a little on the short side for me; it should be a couple of inches longer, which would cover the boot top. I’m not sure how flattering they will be when I sit down. I need a second opinion, so next time I will wear a longer dress and take a friend with me.
I’m going to have to go out and play more dressmaking detective on this one. I might even take extra clothes with me.
Is anyone out there embracing this over the knee trend? Should I go for it? What do you think?