How to Wear Thigh High Boots Without Looking Trashy

By Shevon Clay / Updated on November 26, 2018
Thigh-high boots are one of the most stylish items at the moment. Wonder how to style them? #highboots #thighboots #bootsoutfits

When we talk about thigh-high boots, we can’t help but remember the famous Julia Roberts outfit from ‘Pretty Woman.’ Her outfit transformation deserves mention and all the glory.

However, that is also the moment where all girls considered over-the-knee boots as something provocative, trashy, and vulgar. Let’s talk about today’s thigh-high boots, how they have high fashion support, makeover, and how they have sneaked into ‘It’ girl’s closets.

Surprisingly, thigh-high boots are very versatile and wearable. They work perfectly with jeans, skirts, and dresses. Don’t hesitate to wear them with many every day, work or elegant outfits. They play a double role – add coziness and make you stylish.

How to Look Smart and Stylish in Thigh-High Boots

All that you need is a bit of confidence. Without it, even your favorite pair of boots can make you look dull.Photo: fashion.allwomenstalk.com

Whether you are going out, on a date or you want to style your thigh-highs for office, there are some tricks you should know if you want to look smart and stylish. We got them covered for you.

  • Keep Your Clothes Unflattering

This doesn’t necessarily mean something wrong. You need to keep your clothes loose – so not too tight and stretchy.

Thigh-high boots add a dose of sexiness to all your outfits so it would be a smart idea to avoid all bodycon dresses. Instead, try wearing something oversized, like sweater jumper to make a perfect balance.

  • Layer Them

By layering your boots with skinnies, leggings or tights, you are making space for volumes on top. You can always play with layers and add a few of your favorite statement items.

  • Go Monochromatic

Blending in your thigh-high boots will not only add high-fashion vibe to your looks, but it will make you the most fashionable persons at the moment. Wearing monochromatic looks is always good if you want to draw attention away from the boots itself and transfer it to your whole look.

  • Try Thigh-High Socks

Before even thinking about wearing over-the-knee boots, you can try yourself by wearing tights and long boots combo.

  • Short and Long Combinations

Long winter coats will be your best associate when it comes to combining them with thigh-high boots. You can work with short skirts, without letting too much skin to be seen. Also, this combination of items will keep you warm. Well, isn’t that the most important thing?

  • Go For Classic Materials

Forget about denim thigh-high boots that Rihanna was wearing. Instead of experimenting with different color and materials, opt for classic – black or grey leather or suede. Make sure those suede ones fit your legs like a glove.

What Outfits Look Good Worn With Long Boots?

Actually, quite many outfits look good with thigh-high boots. There are many ways you can incorporate these lovely boots into your everyday capsule wardrobe.

Whether you choose to style your thigh-high boots with a short skirt, midi dress or skinny jeans, you will look attractive and fashionable. However, we have to warn you about some things.

Try not to wear anything too flashy. That will bring a lot of attention to your boots, and not your outfits in general. Try to be as much classy as you can. Even if you are going out, mix and match the shades of your clothes with boots, and opt for something minimal.

6 Dos and Don’ts Of Wearing Long Boots

Do:

  • Wear clothing that is at least partly covered – high neckline, midi or maxi length, etc. In that way, you will secure your looks to be sophisticated and not overdone.
  • Pick a hemline that covers the top of your boots – midi lengths should be your best friend when wearing thigh-high boots.
  • Drape a coat over your shoulder for a super bold look.

Don’t:

  • Let the skin showing off between your skirt hemline and boots exceed 12 centimeters.
  • Let the boots to overshadow the rest of your outfit – no vibrant colors, shiny details, and other unnecessary things.
  • Wear your boots either too tight or too loose. You should try to find a perfect fit, no matter what material the shoes are made of.

All right, now when you have learned all do’s and don’ts, and tricks about being stylish in thigh-high boots, we can see how to style them for different occasions.

Thigh-high boots outfits are not so hard to find – all bloggers, influencers, and fashion editors adore them!

How to Wear Knee-High Boots on a Night Out

Whether it is a cocktail night with your friends or a night out in a fancy club, you should plan your outfit.Photo: justthedesign.com

 

If it is a simple drink and a chat, you can base your look on some chic and casual items, along with thigh-highs. This mix will provide you with both comfort and style – there is no better combination than that!

The sporty way of dressing has taken the hearts of many girls from the fashion industry. They are seen combining sweatshirts and patent-leather skirts or track pants and thigh-high boots. A night out is an excellent chance for you to experiment. You will look attractive, but also very trendy.

If there is something special going on, then it is the best to opt for an elegant dress and thigh-highs. In winter time dress can be knitted, while for warmer weather you can select something like blazer dress. We have showcased more then 30 outfits with high boots for all kinds of a nigh out occasions.

Clubs and parties is a different question. Check this article for inspiring club outfits with high boots.

How to Wear Knee High Boots With Dresses

Wearing dresses in winter is challenging, but also very chic. Here we showcase some of the cutest dresses to wear with thigh-high boots.

Girls usually tend not to wear dresses in winter, because it is easier for them to pull some classic jeans-sweater combinations. However, with thigh-high boots, everything gets more sense.

Whether you own a wrap dress and you want to style it for work, or you would like to try that ruffled one that you adore to wear – over the knee boots are here to make your stylish and cozy.

Even if you like short dresses and more meat showing, avoid wearing these kinds of outfits in winter. You will be freezing! However, for some music festival - why not?Photo: bloglovin.com

Always pay attention to your hemlines. It is the best when hemlines of both dress and boots touch, so you can be sure you look sophisticated. These outfits are perfect for the office, business meetings, and dinners with your family.

Whether you are a fan of short, midi or wrap dresses, don’t worry, we have covered them all! Get ready for some super fashionable dose of inspiration.

How to Wear Over The Knee Boots to Work

Tailored blazer in combination with jeans and the striped blouse looks absolutely man inspired. However, this combination has a woman inspired finish - over the knee boots. They will give you bold, very appropriate look for the office. Don’t forget to add details such as a scarf or red clutch.Photo: pinterest.com

Even though thigh-high boots can be intimidating, don’t be afraid to style them to work. However, there are some things you should know.

If you wear them with a skirt, make sure skirts have midi length. Wear something basic, and upgrade your outfit with details. If you wear them with a dress, then try to find something classic and sophisticated.

We hope that jeans are allowed at your workplace. If the answer is positive, then you can rock blazer-jeans combinations, with an impressive detail – thigh-high boots. Incorporated into these work-wears, thigh-highs get a whole new look.

If you are not a fan of experimenting with prints, materials, and colors, then keep it low and casual. Black is always a good idea, as well as monochrome looks. You can always add some statement detail, like a stylish bag or pair of earring.

In case you want to see some examples, here is a dozen outfits on how to wear thigh-highs to work.

Wearing Knee High Boots With Jeans

Never say no to striped sweaters or tops. They can be your favorite item no matter what season is. Combined with both jeans or skirts they can look pretty interesting and playful. The only thing you need to do is to find beige thigh-high boots that will keep you warm during cold months.Photo: laurenkaysims.com

Maybe the easiest way to wear knee high or over the knee boots is with skinny jeans. That is why many girls tend to wear this combo everywhere. From going to the supermarket to the night out.

All that you need to achieve a perfect look is a long trench, cashmere sweater or something else that you find comfy and voila! It is tested and proved combo which many girls adore to wear!

You need to make sure your jeans are skinny ones. Otherwise, your boots can’t fit or would be loose and looking bit sloppy. Since you are wearing your over-the-knee boots with jeans, you need to pay attention to fit. You should opt for suede or leather. Make sure they are not too tight or too loose.

The combinations with thigh high boots and jeans are perfect for everyday wear. You can work with these outfits from day to night events and still feel amazing. Check a couple of outfits yourself.

Perfect Sunday Look

With the first signs of fall, jump in your favorite over the knee boots, add a chunky sweater, and a hat. They are comfortable with a flat heel and made of perfect black suede. This look is ideal for leisure Sundays, strolls in the park or coffee break in your favorite cafeteria.Photo: bloglovin.com

With the first signs of fall, jump in your favorite over the knee boots, add a chunky sweater, and a hat. They are comfortable with a flat heel and made of perfect black suede. This look is ideal for leisure Sundays, strolls in the park or coffee break in your favorite cafeteria.

Emerald and Beige Combo

Did you know that emerald and beige make one perfect combination? You can wear this lovely combination during the fall and winter months. You can style this outfit as every day or working attire.Photo: theeverygirl.com

Did you know that emerald and beige make one perfect combination? You can wear this lovely combination during the fall and winter months. You can style this outfit as every day or working attire.

Casual and Effortless

Are you looking for a perfect everyday combination? Well, I present you one. Skinny jeans, a cashmere sweater, black leather jacket, and suede over-the-knee boots are perfect items to wear for all events during the day. From casual city stroll or shopping to the dinner with your friends - I can assure you, no matter where you go, you will look fantastic.Photo: theeverygirl.com

Are you looking for a perfect everyday combination? Well, I present you one. Skinny jeans, a cashmere sweater, black leather jacket, and suede over-the-knee boots are perfect items to wear for all events during the day. From casual city stroll or shopping to the dinner with your friends – I can assure you, no matter where you go, you will look fantastic.

Scandinavian Chic

Neutral colors such as grey, white or black are perfect to achieve a chic Scandinavian style. Nothing can beat right monochrome outfit that can be worn for many different occasions. You can even try this look as your workwear.Photo: ecstasycoffee.com

Neutral colors such as grey, white or black are perfect to achieve a chic Scandinavian style. Nothing can beat right monochrome outfit that can be worn for many different occasions. You can even try this look as your workwear.

How to Wear Over The Knee Boots If You’re Short

FInd boots that don’t fall down. Block heel will give you a little lift, but also provide you with a dose of comfort.Photo: stylishpetite.com

Tall boots are always tricky to style if you are petite. However, it is not impossible. If you find your perfect pair of over-the-knee boots, and you style them right, you got nothing to worry about.

3 Tips For Short Girls

1

Choose Dark Colors

Not only dark colors are slimming, but they are also lengthening. Wearing black will make your legs visually longer, so you can almost feel like a runway model.

2

Proper Hemlines

Like tall girls, short girls should also pay attention to hemlines. You should either show off some skin or let your hemline below your boot edge.

The only thing you shouldn’t do is to have your hems and boots meet at the same point. It creates a harsh line that can make your legs look even shorter than they really are.

3

Good Fit

Short girls should pick boots that are snug around calf and knee, instead of choosing the slouchy ones. The slouchy boots can drag the attention to your legs, and that is not always what you need.

Remember – whether you style them with jeans, or shorts, pay attention to details and accessories.

Don’t pick slouchy or bulky over the knee boots. Try working with lighter shades rather than black. Black is the perfect color for combining, but on petites, it can make your legs look small.Photo: dresscorilynn.com

Don’t pick slouchy or bulky over the knee boots. Try working with lighter shades rather than black. Black is the perfect color for combining, but on petites, it can make your legs look small.

Final Note

As you could see, thigh-high boots is an excellent choice for many different occasions. They will make you stylish, upgrade your outfits, and make you special wherever you go.

Since they find their way back to the fashion scene, all the girls went crazy for them. And that is no surprise. Even though they could be intimidating, these boots are very fashionable. They add a perfect dose of sex appeal to all your outfits while keeping them sophisticated.

We have shared many tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts that should serve you good when choosing your new favorite pair. Hopefully, they will help you to find a perfect fit, color, and heel to wear them not only for one season. If you are a beginner, monochrome outfits are a great place to start.

Thigh-high boots are here to stay. We hope they will be your choice for this winter.


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