The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

When I first saw this trend at the fash­ion shows last Septem­ber, I gasped in hor­ror. Of course the long-limbed legs of a model showed the sock-boot to be el­e­gant, prac­ti­cal (no need for socks) and lean­ing on sporty too. I then imag­ined 5'5'' me in a stretchy pair of sock boots and sud­denly felt nau­seous. In­stead of knock­ing the trend with­out even try­ing it, I de­cided to have a go and teamed a very mod­est denim midi-dress with a pair of sock boots. Oh boy, where do I be­gin? Firstly I worked up a sweat just try­ing to put the damn things on my feet. Once they were on, the elas­tic around the an­kle (the sock bit) was pinch­ing my flesh so tightly that my an­kles and calves looked even less flat­ter­ing than they nor­mally do. I looked back at my fash­ion notes in the hope that I’d be in­spired by the Fendi mod­els, and de­cided to brave the streets of Lon­don for the day, but I lasted a mere 20-min­utes tot­ter­ing from my home to the sta­tion be­fore whip­ping them off. (I use the word whip­ping rather loosely). Tak­ing them off was not easy; think plas­tic wellies one size too small and with­out an ex­tra pair of hands to help with re­moval. I’ve never cursed a shoe in my life, but there’s a first for ev­ery­thing. By all means give a sock boot a try, but don’t say I didn’t warn you! New Look Khaki Lace Up Corset Belt, £9.99

Fendi Striped Sock Boot, £710 match­es­fash­ion. com


Hobbs Obi Leather belt in white, £69 Pretty Lit­tle Thing corset belt, £18 Bal­main Ribbed Leather belt, £560

New Look Black Slouchy Knot Front Waist Belt, £7.99 M&S metal­lic wo­ven belt, £15 Let it go to waist like Emma Stone, Siena Miller, Ni­cole Kid­man and Zoysia Mamet

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