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Why Are Tall Boots Called “Hooker Boots”?

Yves Saint Laurent Knee-High Leather Boots

How did knee-length boots get such a bad rep to be referred to as “hooker boots”? Do we have Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman to thank for that?

Interestingly enough, if you Google “hooker boots”, you do get an assortment of thigh-high boot options, stripper websites and the Urban Dictionary’s definition and use of the term in a sentence; “All the girls at school wear hooker boots.” I had to laugh at that.

I think we can all agree that when done right- like to complement a pencil skirt or wrap-dress- tall boots give you a sleek, sophisticated and sexy look; attributes I don’t necessarily associate with a hooker.

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No Doubt A “boot” It

When I was little, I basically rocked two styles of boots. My LL Bean duck boots were for chores around the house and barn. They weren’t fashionable but they were a staple of rural life in Maine. My dress up boots were riding boots (there’s hope you think! but wait) – they were actual riding boots I competed in for horse shows.

Fast forward. This winter I’m all about the wedge boot; I think it’s the perfect answer to being pregnant and only 5’3″ tall. I’m also a big fan of the black leather slouchy boot (My go-to is Nine West Modelenia’s).

One of the only few perks to winter, as fas as I’m concerned, is BOOT SEASON! Boots are probably my favorite form of footwear; they can be sturdy, sexy, skyhigh and even thigh-high.

I love the contrast a boot can bring to an outfit; suede black ankle booties with a cute cocktail dress, hot pink stilletto boots with jeans and a leather jacket, slouchy boots with leggings and a romantic tunic.

Here’s a few of my favorite boot styles and looks, enjoy.

P.S. No, I’m not Canadian, if you were wondering from my title.

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