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Vintage Veneration is Wise: Know What to Wear With Cowboy Boots

Neha Joshi Apr 17, 2019
What to wear with cowboy boots is a typical question as they are mandatory wardrobe essentials; having come a long way from vintage country look. They demand a very different dressing etiquette, making this information more important. Read on, to know what you can and cannot wear with cowboy boots.
Cowboy boots, as the name suggests, are boots which were used for riding purposes in olden times, or should we say solely for riding purposes, as they still are common in the country side.
Cowboy boots were not luxury boots, or boots that a celebrity would choose to wear, as these were meant for horse riders specifically. Today, as we all know, cowboy boots are seen everywhere from the movies to the parties, each woman carrying it off differently.
Earlier, there was only one style in these boots which is today called the western or classic style which had boots coming up to the knee, or at least a little above the calf middle. They have approximately an inch high heel, and have a rounded or pointed toe.
The contemporary version is called the Roper with the height maximum up to 4-5 inches above the ankle and a minimum of half an inch above the ankle. They have rounded or squared toes, though the rounded versions are more common. Another distinguishing feature between the two is the use of lace.
While the contemporary ropers use lace in their designs, the old versions have no lace. Even today, ask a Equestrianism fella to explain a cowboy boot and he'll give you the definition of the older version, as they were specifically meant only for riding, even the designs and the make, were altered accordingly.

Know What Attire Looks Best with Your Cowboy Boots

Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans are one of the best choices for sporting wide calf cowboy boots or the ropers. The denim should be tugged inside the boot, something which is easily possible. You can sport a feminine tee with the skinny jeans instead of a formal shirt.
Wearing a formal shirt of a vest would give you the proper western look which is not something you are to wear on yourself living in a city. A halter or a loose shirt would look great, specially in earth colors.
Just like skinny jeans, you can wear roper cowboy boots on leggings too. Black leggings, a short denim skirt, a big belt, white shirt and the cowboy boots are a great combo.

Denim Skirts

Denim Skirts are another great option to team up with cowboy boots. Short denim skirts leave most of your legs bare, giving the boots enough space of their own to be highlighted.
Denim was one of the first textures to be used with cowboy boots and today, it still stands first. You can wear a big belt, the same color of the boots on the skirt and a shirt that exposes most of the belt.
The length of the boots doesn't matter when you wear them with skirts. Only with leggings, you need to keep the length of the boots maximum to the middle of your calf.


Sundresses are option three to team with cowboy boots, and again you have the freedom of choosing any lengths that you prefer. But again, the type of sundress also matters.
A body hugging sundress is a strict no-no with these boots, while a flowing, frilly, delicate sundress would be a great choice. Just like denim skirts, sundresses help the boots in stealing the show. These dresses are soon going to be the summer statement for all those young girls out there!


Shorts are one of my personal favorites to go with brown cowboy boots as they symbolize a confidence that can't be achieved be any other form of casual clothing.
This combo was the last to come out and what a style statement it made, really! If you see those celebrities riding on bikes, you'll see them in the same attire and don't we all know how confident it looks on each and everyone of them. This option looks the best on girls blessed with a plump figure, not too thin, not to fat.
Cowboy boots demand attention and the type of clothing you choose, should meet this demand. Since you now know what to wear with cowboy boots, you can dress perfectly. The occasions to which you wear these boots also matters, as they're a part of casual wear and should be maintained accordingly.
Don't carry purses with cowboy boots, as string bags worn across the torso or simple bags are a better and much preferred option. We shall take your leave here, and hope this information helped you sport those cowboy boots just right!