Sunday, 11 October 2009
Fashion Dilemna: Ankle v Knee Boots
Ever since The Guardian's Jess Cartner-Morley declared, 'The knee boot dead in the water,' and, 'The safe easy choice: what yummy mummies wear at the school gates,' That's Not My Age has been in a terrible sartorial quandary. What to wear if the trusty old knee boots have passed their sell-by-date, thigh-high Prada waders are out of the question and platform shoeboots remind you of Victoria Beckham playing ball on her first week in LA? Much as I'd like to 'take a tough-luxe approach' with this gorgeous Burberry Prorsum ankle boot, I can only imagine doing so whilst sitting at a desk. Tottering down the street like an old drunk might be tough but it certainly isn't luxe. And even if I could afford to splurge, net-a-porter have completely sold out anyway. Not wanting to look mumsy or safe, That's Not My Age tried on both knee and ankle boots (APC from a couple of years ago), bravely decided Jess C-M was right, and went off to work feeling very autumn/winter 09. Yes, this week I've given knee-highs the boot!
What do you think?
Fashion tip: Clever Hollywood designer Adrian, used to raise the waist of Norma Shearer's skirts to give the illusion of longer legs - so, try a slightly shorter skirt to offset the effect of flat ankle boots, or opt for low-ish heel as in this M&S image.
Photo: Burberry Prorsum leather boot from Net-a-Porter, model shot: M&S Indigo Collection