The Thigh’s the Limit

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

In fashion centres all over the world, it’s all about legs… and there’s nothing like an ultra long boot to accentuate your pins. Ginger Trend Consulting for Mudpie reports from the vertiginous heights of the current trend.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

Thigh high boots were a ‘must have’ during the swinging sixties, with sultry style icons such as Brigitte Bardot (pictured below left) stepping out in theirs regularly. The 80s saw an influx of fetish looks hit the runways with diva Cher championing the trend on stage.

Louis Vuitton brought the must have thigh high boots firmly to our attention on the Autumn Winter 09/10 runways offering a variation of styles, from dazzling gold leather boots to ruched and laced numbers.

High street stores and online retailers are picking up on this look early, offering all manner of over the knee boot styles. It seems that everyone from the A-list style icon to the humble fashionista is coveting this latest footwear trend. So take note now for winter footwear trends.

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