SheFinds Poll: Tucking Your Mukluks: Ugg! or Ugh!
October 2, 2007
OK, I get it: Uggs aren't going anywhere. And while you won’t find me plunking down $120 for the sheepskin-lined wonders from Down Under anytime soon, I can handle the mass popularity. (We're split down the middle here on Shefinds.) But I deal- until I see the boots with bunchy jeans scrunched around their furry tops. Many Ugg styles hit mid-calf. The denim bunch draws unfortunate attention to that area. Instead of elongating your legs with a smooth line, it give a squatty apearance. Unless you’re blessed with Cameron Diaz’s lengthy, willow-thin gams, don't go there. Your legs will look like tree trunks if you attempt the mukluk tuck. I know that most don't buy furry footwear for the all-weather versatility. It's a comfort thing and thanks to the A-list, a style status thing. Where's the line between form, function, and fashion? I draw the line at jeans over the boots, please. Editor's Note: Your vote counts, this could be a turning point in a major trend. On a recent crosstown stroll from the Upper West Side to the East Side I kept a (super)official count and no less than 17 women walked past with bunchy denim atop suede boots. I was Woman #18. It begs the question, am I a passé faux pas or just one of many sheep in rolled over sheepskin? The outcome in this very important opinion poll could decide the fate of well-styled women everywhere. Not to mention the fact that the futures of our children's children's children are at stake.