Trend Report: Over-the-Knee Boots

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A fringe fashion trend that has been rapidly gaining popularity the past few seasons have been over-the-knee boots. From the runways of Prada to the sidewalks of New York, this is one fashion look that will get you some serious attention because of the fierce factor and leg-lengthening properties.

While even knee-high boots can be a nightmare for your average girl to fit, there are a few tricks that will help you find the perfect OTK boot for you.

It’s Over-the-Knee, not Over-the-Top

Just an inch or two over the knee will do the trick to get the look, and less leg means fewer areas to fit (or not fit).

Soften with Suede

Suede stretches more than leather for those girls with thicker legs, and for those on the slimmer side, it looks delightful as a slouchy fit. It also tones down the look overall for a softer vibe.

Go Convertible

Try a convertible boot that folds up or down. These often use slits or elastic panels to be able to fold down over the calf, so when pulled up it gives more wiggle room for the fit around the thigh.  Also that means that when the trend fades out, you can just fold them down and rock those boots next season as well.

Now that you’ve found the perfect fit, what do you wear it with?

Are you the sporty type? Try a flat cognac boot with your favorite skinny jeans  and a boyfriend cardigan.


Sporty by erind90 featuring a v neck t shirt

Diva rocker? Pull on a thigh high black leather boot with a flirty skirt and denim jacket, and don’t forget the red lipstick.


Rocker by erind90 featuring a floral skirt

Sophisticated classic? A kitten heel boot with opaque stockings and a sheath dress should do the trick.


Erin at Pixel Perfect

Jai From The Fat and Skinny


  1. Also check out Zappos and DSW, which carry wide calf sizes in a lot of shoes and you can search by that term.
    Also Zappos has free shipping and DSW has free shipping for purchases over $35 for members. 🙂

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