Below the knee is a standard height for a woman's dress boot. They are not 'slutty'. You might wear them with jeans or whatever, but I also see women wearing them with skirts as office wear.
Over the knee is a little different. It was in fashion decades ago, I know its made a come back in recent years, but it does have a 'slutty' vibe. Its not office wear, its always been more a 'club wear' look. Streetwalkers were known for wearing them, perhaps to protect their knees when kneeling in alleyways ...
At 17, I'd moved out, was in university, etc. I think 17 year olds can dress like sluts if they want to. And an over the knee boot over leggings or jeans isn't super slutty, but it IS a sexy look.
How old do you need to be to wear them? Old enough to understand its not just a fun fashion, that 'sexy' is not just another word for 'cute' and that grown men and guys your age look at them and imagine screwing you while wearing them. THAT is what sexy means. If you're comfortable with that, you're old enough to wear them, if that freaks you out, stick to the uggs or ballet flats or whatever other hideous thing your friends think is so 'cute'.
well I'm 17 and I have a pair of flat, black suede boots that have a top that you can fold over to be either just over the knee or just under the knee. I don't think its slutty at all so I think 16+ can wear them if they're flat. it all depends on what you wear it with and how you present yourself though.
Depends on the boots. If they are not heeled, and just normal flat boots, any age can wear them. I remember that I used to wear flat boots that were knee high boots when I was like 5 years old. However, if they were heeled, it depends again. If it was a kitten heel, then like 13 years old, but if they were like 2-3 inches maybe 14-15 years old. And higher then 3 inches about 16 years old.
I've seen little girls wear rain boots and knee high boots (no heels). I think they look fine. I don't think over the knee boots make a teen look "slutty." But I wouldn't want my hypothetical young daughter wearing over the knee boots because they don't make those types of boots for little girls and it wouldn't look right on her.
if they don't have heels-they're appropriate at any age,not that ones with heels are out of the question,it's just foorwear,you have a right to wear what you want-but when I say appropriate-i mean you won't get associated with hookers.