Every now and then, a style trend comes around that’s equal parts funny and stylish—it’s a rare occurrence, but when it does happen, we squeal with delight. Such is the case with what PopSugar has dubbed “lampshading.”
Simply put, lampshading is wearing a pair of over-the-knee boots with a broad hemline that hits above or right at the top of the shoes. The Kardashian-Jenner ladies are the most frequent committers of this new trend, pairing their tall boots with sweatshirt dresses and oversize sweaters. But Kate Moss is also a fan, and the trend technically first appeared on the F/W 15 runways, when French brand Vetements sent a runway down the catwalk in the look.
Keep scrolling to see how celebrities pull off lampshading and to shop our favorite over-the-knee boots.
Keep scrolling to shop some of our favorite over-the-knee boots.
Of course, Balenciaga made an over-the-top version of the thigh-high boot.
These are so over-the-knee that they basically count as pants, right?
Hailing from the heart of the South and cutting her teeth on the mean streets of New York, Meghan has six years of experience covering fashion, style, celebrities, culture, and human behavior. A longtime devotee of rap music, tacos, and generally perfect weather, she is excited to put down roots in Los Angeles. Her top three style staples are a good pair of cutoff shorts, virtually any kind of colorful digi-print, and a solid set of shades.