Knowing that when a trend goes out of style, it’ll eventually make it’s way back again, I held onto my trusty over-the-knee boots even after the style was dubbed “out” a few years ago. I was holding out hope that one day, a handful of celebrities would dare to wear the controversial shoe trend again, catalyzing their comeback. And it’s a good thing I did, because just as I predicted, over-the-knee boots are heading for a comeback.
Whereas I used to go months without spotting a pair of the extra-tall boots on anyone, let alone a celebrity, I’ve recently been spotting them everywhere. For a pre-BAFTAs event hosted by Chanel, Emma Watson wore a pair from the almost sold-out collaboration between Jimmy Choo and Mugler. Following the award show, Pam & Tommy star Lily James was seen wearing a mint-green pair of Roberto Cavalli boots to an after party. And that was only in the last 72 hours or so. More advocates of the trend include Irina Shayk, Kim Kardashian, and Dua Lipa.
But it’s not just celebrities. During fashion month, nearly every designer included at least one pair of over-the-knee boots in their F/W 22 collection, from Bottega Veneta and Max Mara to Michael Kors and Khaite. Street-style stars outside of the shows also frequented the style, including Caroline Daur and Courtney Trop. Suffice to say, over-the-knee boots are back in a major way, whether you were ready for their return or not.
Prepare for their epic comeback by shopping a few of our favorite pairs below.