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Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Frankenshoes: Ugg boots meet ankle boots

high-heeled Ugg bootsAn Ugg-style boot, stuffed inside a platform ankle boot. Now we really HAVE seen it all, huh?

We’re going to guess the main excuse for these will be “But they’re SO! COSY!” Yeah, yeah. They may well be “cosy”, but we actually think we’d prefer ACTUAL Ugg boots – and that’s saying something. They may ALSO be ugly, but at least they’re not pretending to be anything other than what they are, you know?

Still, if you were wondering what a high-heeled Ugg would look like, at least you now have your answer.

Er, no one was actually wondering about that, were they?

[Buy them]

 

Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Would you wear…Ugg boots to your wedding?

Bidal Ugg boots

Brides: Would you wear Ugg boots to your wedding? 

Actually, scratch that question: let’s open it out to the floor. Everyone: would you wear Ugg boots to ANY wedding?

Ugg Australia think you should. Their ‘I Do’ wedding collection (and no, we’re not making this up) is, in their own words, ” sure to turn heads and stand out in a crowd whether walking down the aisle, during pre-wedding pampering, or as luxurious gifts for the wedding party.” (our bold)

Now, we know the cult of the casual has taken over our culture these days, with everyone thinking only about being “so comfy!” and scoffing at the very idea of dressing up for ANYTHING. We still have nightmares about the “trend” a few years back for brides (and often the rest of the bridal party, too) to walk down the aisle with a pair of garish Crocs hidden under their wedding gowns. (So quirky! So! Comfy!) And yes, it’s true: given that many brides still go for the traditional, floor-length gown, there’s definitely an argument to be made that it doesn’t really matter WHAT you wear on your feet, because no one’s going to see them anyway.

Even so, we still have to say it: Uggs? On your wedding day? Seriously?

Personally, we don’t think Uggs have any place at a wedding at all, let alone on the bride, but if walking down the aisle in a pair of sheepskin boots sounds like the best thing ever to you, you can choose from the Sparkles I Do, the Bailey I Do, and the Fluff Flip Flop I Do:

Ugg flip flops

And you can get them all here.

Tell us, though: would you wear Uggs to a wedding, whether your own or someone else’s?

 

Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

CovFurs: make your Uggs even uglier!

Ugg boots with faux fur covers

So, you all hate Ugg boots, right? We know you do, because, well, you’ve told us. Repeatedly.

What if Uggs had awesome, faux-fur covers to go over the legs, though? Ones in a fetching selection of animal print, say. Would THAT make you like them more? Er, no, we didn’t think so. If you are feeling tempted by this idea, however, we bring the good news that it already exists: they’re called CovFurs, they’ll set you back $40, and they’re not just designed to work with Uggs: we’re guessing almost any boot you feel would benefit from a zebra or cheetah print covering (to name but two) would work here.

Click here to take a look.

Shoes, Style On Trial

Impostor Alert! Ugg boots with attached socks

Ugg Boots with attached socks

Straw poll, jurors: these Ugg Boots are pretending to be socks (which, according to the Fashion Police Rule Book, makes them Footwear Impostors.). Does this make them better or worse than the regular old Ugg boots: you know, the ones we all love to hate?

We think it makes them look worse. At least regular Uggs book like boots, albeit ugly ones. Wear the thigh-highs on the left of the image above, though, and you’ll look like you’re wandering around in nothing but a pair of thick socks. That’s not good.

What do you think: are they guilty or innocent of committing crimes of fashion?

(Click here to buy them at Saks if you think they’re innocent.)

Shoes

UGG-ly Boots: UGG Australia Leona wedge boot

UGG Australia Leona wedge bootsThis poor boot is having an identity crisis and doesn’t know what it wants to be.  Is it a faux-leather wedge boot?  Is it a padded snow boot?  Is it a cardi-knit UGG boot?  Clearly UGG couldn’t make up their mind and went for a bit of each all in the one boot.  Or perhaps the pages of the design brief got stuck together and this was the result.  So what do you do when a design goes so very wrong?  Bin it and start over?  No, you retail it for £200 and hope someone buys it.

Are you the person that would buy it though? If so, you can find these boots at Very.co.uk.

Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Ugg Boots Pretending to Be Socks: Argyle knitted boots by Ugg Australia

Well, we’ve seen it all now. We thought the boots-pretending-to-be-shoes  (and socks) situation was as bad as it was ever going to get, but once Ugg enter the equation, you know you’re up against a fashion criminal to be reckoned with. Ugg do, of course, have many prior convictions, but even they had yet to experiment with the “look, it’s a sock, whoops, no, it’s a boot!” thing, so these Argyle knitted boots came as a bit of a shock to us when we uncovered them this morning. These aren’t actually pretending to be shoes, of course, so you may well feel we should  let them off on a technicality, but those Argyle legs are definitely reminiscent of thick, winter socks.

Are these better or worse than Ugg’s usual offerings, though? If you find them better by far, they’re £135 at My-Wardrobe.

Fashion News

Jimmy Choo for Ugg Australia

Brace yourselves, readers: Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon has announced that her brand is collaborate with Ugg Australia on a limited edition of Ugg boots. Or Ugg-Choos as we suppose we’ll have to call them.

No, we’re not making this up. Actually, it’s not a total departure for Jimmy Choo: the brand collaborated with Hunter boots last year, as well as creating their line for H&M, but Ugg boots are such a “love or loathe” (or in some cases, “loathe or loathe even more”) style that we’re sure this news will raise a few eyebrows.

The boots will retail for between £495 and £695, and will be available from October this year. What will the love child of Ugg and Jimmy Choo look like, though? We can’t wait to find out…

[Shoes, Net-aPorter; Boots, Ugg Australia]
Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Knitted Ugg boots return for Winter 2009

knitted-ugg-bootsBecause Ugg boots just weren’t ugly enough the way they were, apparently.

Now, The Fashion Police are unashamed Ugg apologists. We see them as purely practical footwear, which come in handy for walking the dog in the winter, but which we’d no more wear as “fashion” items than we’d go out in public in our pyjamas.

These, though. These are just bed socks with soles, aren’t they?

These were reported by Rock Hyrax, who reckoned the stripey ones were probably the worst. We’d have to agree with that, but if you disagree, and want to buy yourself some, you’ll find some more information here.

Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Thigh-high Ugg-style boots from Australia Luxe Collective

thigh-high-ugg-bootsIt was really only a matter of time before this happened, wasn’t it? It’s almost winter, which means we can expect to see lots of Ugg and Ugg-style boots around. And this winter is all about the thigh high, so, hey, why not make Ugg-style thigh highs?

Why not indeed. These boots are by Australia Luxe Collective, and are £280. The top section is not sheepskin, and folds down to knee-height, so you get two styles for the price of one. Whether those are two styles that you’d actually want to wear, of course, is entirely up to you.

Australia Luxe Collective slouch sheepskin thigh high boots, £280

Crimes of Fashion, Shoes

Ugg’s Fluff Momma boots – for those days when you just want to dress like a furry monster

fluffy blue ugg boots
Some people take their style inspiration from the golden days of cinema – Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Lauren Bacall… Others take their inspiration from more modern celebrity style icons, like Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese.

Some people, though? Some people just like to dress like huge, furry monsters. Blue ones. These are the people who take their style inspiration from Sesame Street, and seriously, there is no helping them. For these people, there is the Ugg Fluff Momma boot. There’s also a one-way ticket to The Fashion Police jail, of course, but hey, at least your feet will be warm while you’re in there!

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Cheap Ugg boot alternatives on sale at ASOS

UggbootalternativesFolks, I have a shocking confession to make: I am considering buying a pair of Ugg boots for winter. Yes, I know we’ve talked about this before. I know most of you think “Ugg” is short for “ugly”, and there was a time when I would have agreed with you, wholeheartedly.

Like I’ve said before, though, the world of fashion is fickle, and I think repeated exposure to Uggs has taken the edge of their ugliness and made me start to quite like them. (No, Britney, that doesn’t mean that repeated exposure to your ass will make it acceptable) . Sort of like what happened with me and skinny jeans, really.

Anyway, I know most of you will want to send me straight to fashion jail for this misdemeanor, but those of you don’t might be interested to know that these sheepskin boots by Emu are down to £48 in the ASOS sale. They’re “As worn by Paris Hilton”, so that must make them OK, no? No? Hey, where’d everyone go?