How to Wear the Over-The-Knee Boot


Thigh-high boots, over-the-knee boots…whatever you call them, they’re officially now as essential to any well-rounded shoe collection as the classic black ankle boot. Fashion heavy-hitters Fendi and Moschino (to name but two) sent models strutting down the AW17 catwalks in thigh-high boots, and A-list over-the-knee boot devotees include everyone from Heidi Klum to Cara Delevigne.

Add a midi dress

Elegant midi dresses perfectly counterbalance the va va voom vibe of OTK boots. Look for dresses with a split detail to the side or front to show a flash of the high leg as you walk. Streamlined OTK styles like Carvela Kurt Geiger 'Winner' work best for this look – try the burgundy with a deep blue dress or the black version with a moody floral frock.

Elevate Skinny Jeans

A failsafe styling trick if you’re new to thigh-high boots, this is where classic black works best. Slip Kurt Geiger London 'Vita' or KG Kurt Geiger 'Valencia' over your skinniest skinnies, and finish the look with a statement knit or shearling jacket. Light blue denim ups the fashion ante, while chic indigo offers a more polished take.

Show a Flash of Skin

For a look that’s subtly sexy, pair your over-the-knee boots with a mini skirt or dress that leaves just a flash of leg on show – we’re talking an inch or two max. Go for A-line silhouettes to keep the look sophisticated.

Go for Bold

From the metallic blue Kurt Geiger London 'Vita' to the sparkling silver Kurt Geiger London 'Violet', this season’s thigh-high boots are all about stand-out shades. Pair with muted looks – follow YSL’s lead and team the silver style with your go-to LBD - to let them take centre stage.

Layer with Longer Hemlines

Thigh-high boots become instantly more demure if you’re clever with proportions, and it’s all in the layering. Create a ladylike look with by wearing Kurt Geiger London’s leopard print 'Vallence' boots with a classic shift dress and fluid duster coat on top.

Take Them Off-Duty

Over-the-knee boots don’t have to be OTT. A classic flat style is a bonafide shoe-drobe essential you’ll wear all season long. Adorned with gold studs, KG Kurt Geiger 'Volt' is the perfect partner for your winter uniform of cosy knit, jeans and checked overcoat while Carvela Kurt Geiger’s 'Point' and 'Polly' are timeless investment options that will go with everything.

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