Style on Trial: Sergio Rossi’s embroidered thigh-high boots

Sergio_rossi_bootsWhoa. These are… interesting. Most of the time when someone says “thigh high boots” we think “Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman”, but not this time, and not only because Julia’s character would’ve had to have worked a lot of hours to afford these £2,975 babies…

No, we’re not feeling “Pretty Woman” here. In fact, we’re not really sure what we’re feeling about these. We would say “rustic peasant”, but of course, not many rustic peasants have a spare £3000 to throw around on boots either, and we’re guessing they’d be pretty impractical when it came to milking the cows, or whatever it is that rustic peasants do.

Instead, then, we’re thinking, “Sienna Miller”. Which might actually be worse, now we come to think of it.

What do you think of these, folks? Love them? Hate them? Want to pay £2975 for them? Head over to Net-a-Porter to make them yours…

14 Comments

  • October 21, 2008

    mafa

    Only if you have Kate Moss legs.

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  • October 21, 2008

    peachfish

    I kind of like them. I like them better in the picture where they aren’t on the model though. maybe they would be cute with some sort of short, simple dress. I don’t think I like them with jeans.

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  • October 21, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    I’m thinking more Mischa Barton with these. And is it just me, or do they appear to be completely unflattering, with the cankles and shapeless knee area?

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  • October 21, 2008

    Evelyn

    I think they’re fabulous…!

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  • October 21, 2008

    Natasha

    I love the shape, but not the peasant pattern.

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  • October 21, 2008

    Anna

    those are really cool, but I don’t think I’d pay $6,000 for a pair of boots.

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  • October 21, 2008

    Arielle

    I think they’re too busy for thigh-high boots. It definitely overwhelms the outfit that the model is wearing, so that all your eyes are drawn to is the boots. I’m a firm believer in shoes as an accessory, not as the focus of the outfit!

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  • October 22, 2008

    gokarm

    TOOOOOtally sienna miller…they’re alright…not my taste but…not offensive.

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  • October 22, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    They make me think of silly socks.

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  • October 23, 2008

    Themis

    I just LOVE IT !!! i would pay that if i had that much money to spend on boots…
    Oh, and i love the pretty shirt on the model too! Isn`t it cute???

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  • November 1, 2008

    Analee

    I actually quite like them, just not with the outfit pictured.

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  • May 9, 2009

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    i love them! i think its a waste of money to buy shoes or boots with nothing on them – they all look the same. these are special, and the embroidery is not peasentish at all; if you want to put them into medieval context, it would only have been nobility who had the time and money to embellish their footwear. i would definately buy them- if i had the cash 😛

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  • November 5, 2010

    Cheryl

    Wish I could afford them- they are a work of art!

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  • November 5, 2010

    Cheryl

    Wish I could afford them! Beautiful!!!True works of art!!!

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