Buy Over the Knee Boots

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Donning a pair of over-the-knee boots are a hot fashion statement that has been in style for so many seasons now that they are practically traditional winter wear at this point. The trend first appeared in popular fashion in the late 60s and 70s, enjoyed a resurrection in the early 90s and then appeared again on catwalks on 2009. The over-the-knee boot can be officially called so if it extends four inches over the knee. A boot that extends over four inches above the knee is called an over-the-thigh boot.

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A woman wearing tight fitting black leather over the knee boots with jeans in 2009.

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Choosing the Over The Knee Boot That is Right For You

Take Your Leg Measurements

Of course it is important to know your shoe size when you go shopping for any footwear but high high boots tend to fit very tightly, almost like stockings. To measure yourself for your over the knee boots be sure to measure -

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    Your mid- calf at its widest point
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    Your thigh width just above your knee cap
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    Your thigh width four inches above your knee cap
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Choose Your Heel Height

First of all decide which heel height is best for you.

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    Flat heels are flattering because they make you look like you are wearing very sexy stockings and furthermore they are very comfortable to wear all day.
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    Low heels of three inches or less can also be quite comfortable as long as the heel is a bit square and chunky and the sleight height they offer makes your legs look longer
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    High heels can be platforms or spiked heels and if they are more than three inches high then the effect is very sexy, but also quite uncomfortable for many to walk in or stand in for any length of time.
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Medium Heel Over The Knee Boots Worn by Actress Nan Hearne sometime in the 1900s

Choose Your Boot Material

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    Thigh-high boots are made with many different types of material and sometimes one boot style will be a combination of a couple of different types of materials.
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    Leather over the knee boots are very classy looking and will last a long time; they mold more to your foot and legs but they are also the most expensive option.
    You can wear them every day.
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    Suede over the knee boots are also very classy looking and super comfortable but they can be hard to clean and wear out quickly.
    They look more casual and are very comfortable.
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    Fake leather can look very similar to real leather over-the-knee boots but the material is not as comfortable.
    It is, however easier to clean.
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    Fake suede over-the-knee boots are cheaper than suede ones and more resistant moisture, salt.
    They are easy to clean, less expensive and likely to last longer than real suede boots.
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    Patent leather boots are made from synthetic material and are easy to clean but they have more of a fun, sexy look and are better for clubbing or fashion.
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    PVC over-the-knee boots are made from a rubber and plastic synthetic that is very durable but the look is very much a part of street or club fashion
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Choose Your Boot Style

Over the knee boots come in a couple of different styles and it is important to choose the style that looks best on you. Here is a brief run-down of the different styles of boot that are available to you.

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    Tight fitting stocking style boots fit very tightly up the leg from ankle to thigh and are meant to show off every curve of your thighs.
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    Cuff style over-the-knee-boots have a flap above the knee that can be rolled down to expose a bit more thigh or all the way down to turn the boot into a knee high boot.
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    Lace up boots may have a criss-cross peek-a-boo lacing system on both sides, one side, the back of the calf or the front of the boot.
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    Zippered over-the-knee boots might have multiple zippers to help you get the boot on or just a single one at the side front or back of the boot
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    Slip on over-the-knee boots have a wider girth and might have cuffs that fold flat
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Additionally, over-the-knee boots might come embellished with straps, buckles, studs, tassels and lace or fabric inserts. Some come with elastic inserts that are fabricated in the same color as the other materials in the boot to help you achieve a better fit in the calf and upper thigh area. Elasticized inserts also make it easier to sit down in the boot without feeling a tightening sensation of the boot material rubbing against your knee.

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Blue Suede Over The Knee Boots worn with a skirt in 1971 in London.

Choosing Your Over The Knee Boot Color

The over-the-knee boot color is important because it can affect the look of the boot. Black boots tend to look a little more formal and sexy than brown, green, blue or tan over-the-knee boots. Black boots also have a little more of a street flair than other colors of boots. Red over the knee boots are for clubbing, especially if they are in patent leather or real leather. The same goes for white over-the-knee boots that are also associated with winter or Christmas wear especially if they are decorated with fur baubles.

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Try Different Over-The-Knee Boot Styles On Before You Buy

Before you buy over-the-knee boots be sure to try many different styles on. Cuff styles of over the knee boots tend to look better on shorter legs while women with long slender legs look best in the tight-fitting books. Platform style heels also suit the heavier set woman better than stiletto heels. One thing that many women discover when they first try on over-the-knee boots is that the boots with flat heels are very flattering, suit all body shapes and give the look of a longer leg, so do not think that you have to buy a trendy high-heel style of over-the-knee boots to look great.

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Where to Buy Over The Knee Boots

As they have been in style for six years now it is quite easy to find over-the-knee-boots in just about any shoe store online or offline. Many styles are also offered in plus size with extra large thigh and calf widths. Certain outlets like Victoria's Secret and Frederick's of Hollywood sell the sexier versions of the over-the-knee--boot. You can also have custom over the knee boots made to order online at Boots for Broads at Boots for Broads

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