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.
Such a pretty cool contrast heel.
The perfect neutral tone.
Is this the thigh-high boot iteration of the “naked” trend?
The little bit of slouch gives this pair some shape.
Of course, Balenciaga made an over-the-top version of the thigh-high boot.
White snakeskin for your ’60s dreams.
These are so over-the-knee that they basically count as pants, right?
Don’t mind us—we’re just humming along to Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Velvet”…
The power boot.
The only color that matters this season.
A low-key and super-wearable version. Thank you, Mango.
An over-the-knee classic.
Wear with all your floral dresses this fall.
Gianvito Rossi boots will never go out of style.
The tie in the back ensures they won’t slouch.
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