Ugg Boots Leave Australians Confused

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Ugg boots may have originated Down Under, but the trend has left many Australians unsure if they’re making a fashion statement or a fashion faux pas.

Ugg boots may have taken over fashion communities from Hollywood to Hounslow, but what about in the country where UGG originated? Australians seem to be in two minds about the sheepskin wonders. Some put the success of Ugg boots down to Kate Moss in the UK – the model and style guru who is responsible for hundreds of trends. In America, blame has been landed at the Ugg-shaped feet of Pamela Anderson. As the Daily Telegraph in Sydney wrote, “Pamela Anderson’s pair has always attracted attention and now men around the world are scrambling to get their hands on some.” The paper was talking about her Ugg boots of course.

Ugg Boots on the Beach

Whoever is to blame, the march of the Ugg boot is going from strength to strength. But in Australia (and also amongst some fashionistas) there is still a big divide between Uggs as fashion crime to must-have celebrity footwear. Pamela Anderson sported Ugg boots on the set of Baywatch in her red swimming costume proving that the boots are perfect for the Californian sun as well as colder climates thanks to the unique ability of sheepskin to adapt to temperature. It seems Ugg boots are not limited by country, climate or gender; David Beckham, Jude Law, Brad Pitt and Justin Timberlake have all been spotted wearing Ugg boots.

Fashion Faux Pas?

The celebrity influence may boost sales but the glitz and the glamour the humble Ugg has acquired is a source of bafflement for some Australians. In Australia, Ugg boots were the domain of sheepshearers and surfers. And where we wear our Ugg boots seems to cause a rift – some say Ugg boots are fine for the home or the beach, but not for the town. In 2007, Victoria Beckham told Vogue magazine that she would not be adopting the LA style when she moved to the district. “They dress down quite a lot here, don't they?” she said in an interview. “It seems to be in keeping to go to Starbucks in tracksuit bottoms and Ugg boots. I have one pair, for non-photographic opportunities only…”
And yet, a wealth of celebrities breaks this unspoken rule on a regular basis being snapped shopping, emerging from the theatre or even on the red carpet in their Ugg boots – from Sarah Jessica Parker to Coleen Rooney, Ronnie Wood to Jason Donovan.
Ugg boots have dominated the nineties. And whether Ugg boots are a fashion folly or faux pas will no doubt be an ongoing debate for the next decade, from the beaches of Australia to the streets of LA.

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