Wellies are large waterproof boots usually made from PVC, which are worn for walking on muddy and wet ground.
It is odd to say that we still follow the fashion from the British aristocracy in the early 19th century, but that is exactly the case when it comes to the wellington shoe, or more commonly known as the wellie. It was actually the first Duke of Wellington that set the trend, and is where the name originates from. The Duke asked his shoe maker to adjust his Hessian boots, which resulted in a shoe that very much resembles the wellington shoe we still wear today.
Wellington Boots are Fashionable
A few years ago it was unheard of that the wellie was a fashion statement. Wellies were only worn by farmers, children playing on the cold British beaches, and stable workers. Nowadays people wear their wellingtons everywhere, whether it’s walking the dog in the park on a Sunday morning, at a music festival, putting the rubbish bins out on a Monday night, or just popping to the shops for some milk. They’ve become the trendy, easy to slip on, shoe that pretty much goes with everything!
We’ve moved on a lot from the standard plain green style, to a whole array of colours and designs.
Massive brand names have created their own range of wellington shoes, such as Animal. Their ladies Lash Wellies are fabulous. They’re made from a flexible molded rubber with a fabric lining, all-over floral print and Animal logo.
Of course you can’t talk about wellington shoes without mentioning Hunters. For over 150 years Hunters have been designing and styling wellies, they come in a variety of colours, from classic green to perky pink, so there's a pair to go with any outfit. You can even buy wellies with a heel. Yes that’s right you can elongate your legs that little bit more with the Animal Spur Wellies Tomato Puree style, they have a 1.5 inch heel with plenty of grip, cut just above the ankle with all over dotty print. Fabulous!