Givenchy, founded by designer Hubert de Givenchy in 1952 is a French brand of clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics.Hubert gained reputation for his unique designs and soon found patrons in Audrey Hepburn (who serenaded his dresses in movies like Sabrina, Breakfast At Tiffany's), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and many other high profile celebrities.Givenchy's clothing line includes both haute couture as well as pret a porter.In 1995 after the retirement of Hubert, the company changed hands many times( including a brief stint by Alexander McQueen as chief designer), till the reins passed on to Riccardo Tisci in 2005.The company is currently owned by the European luxury goods giant LVMH.
There has always been some scepticism about booties.Some people don't find it feminine enough, others have trouble carrying it off, always irked by the feeling of committing a fashion faux pas.Still others would wear them only from an utility point of view like braving heavy torrents of rain or walking on snow.The advent of ankle booties as a fashion accessory has only further complicated things on the "appearing fashionable scene" throwing people into a tizzy. All ye confused souls fear not for in a few moments the Oracle of Delphi(pun intended) will reveal to you all it takes to carry off those booties in aplomb.So cast aside you sandals and brave out in your booties!!
The good thing about the booties featured here is their intense feminine appeal with a whiff of sexiness, exuding an air of extreme fashion consciousness.The open toe adds a naughty peekaboo twist to the otherwise concealed foot.The lace up front with grommet detailing provides a neatly carved sleek silhouette to the bootie and which in turn gets transferred to the feet.
Now comes the important question of "What to wear with ankle booties?"Booties can ideally be paired with skinny jeans with cigarette legs or with short dresses worn with opaque tights matching the color of the booties.The tights and the booties provide a extended vertical plane for the eye creating an illusion of super long slender legs.Unless you are tall enough to walk the ramp(5 feet 10 inches and above) do not wear booties without tights because they will cut the legs at the ankle making them appear short and stumpy.While this might do wonders on a runway model who might want to diminish her height, it will appear ghastly on the not so vertically endowed.
Here are some ideas to make you shake your bootie in confidence.
Clockwise from Left:
Yves Saint Laurent Patchwork Leopard-Print Dress,
Donna Karan Collection Bubble Dress,
True Religion Julie Jeans,
Ralph Lauren Black Label Georgina Belted Dress
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