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“Euphoria” star Sydney Sweeney practiced bull riding at her mother’s western-themed surprise hoedown birthday party on Saturday. The hoedown saw Sweeney wearing a baby doll dress and western boots.
Channeling her best cowgirl, Sweeney’s dress was plunging with a rounded neckline and voluminous bell sleeves. The garment was taken in at the waist by a brown belt, giving the piece some shape. “The Handmade’s Tale” actress tied a white bandana around her neck which she matched with her slightly oversized cowboy hat.
Adding to those western vibes, the Miu Miu campaign star wore white platform cowboy boots that matched her accessories perfectly. The raised heel offered Sweeney a boost in height while remaining comfortable, letting her square-dance until the cows came home.
Although these boots are a more modernized take on the iconic style, some elements of the shoe are reminiscent of the original. Cowboy boots are a rustic Americana shoe style marked by a pointed toe and an elevated stacked leather heel. Most often made of leather, cowboy boots have a shaft that extends almost to the wearer’s mid-calf. This style of boot often features artistic inlay and overlay designs as decorative features up the shaft and across the vamp.
True to their name, cowboy boots were first popularized by western ranchers in the 1860s, with the sturdy construction withstanding the daily grind of riding and ranching better than standard shoes of the period. Though the style is still associated with the West, it has often come in and out of popular fashion throughout the 1900s and the modern era.
Give your next ensemble a western edge like Sweeney’s in these white cowboy boots.
To Buy: Franco Sarto Stevie boots, $169.