Long Red Brown Spats - A Must Have This Season
Have you ever wondered why some celebrities wear the long red brown spats? As we have seen on some TV series, actresses have taken to wearing spats. Even Lady Gaga was seen wearing spats. The red brown long spats worn were used with short shift dress that falls just above the knee. The spats had projected a boot-like effect without the constricting confines some boots do.
Actually, the long red brown spats served not just as a fashion statement, these beautifully crafted spats shoe covers provided protection as well.
On hot summer days, they provide cool protection from the hot sun while on cold chilly days of the fall season, they provide warmth.
During the winter months, the spats protect from the severe cold. Another protection offered by the red brown long spats is that these accessories act as cover for expensive or delicate shoes from splatters of water or rain.
The word spats is short for spatterdashes, a term that originated from the fact that these are items that protect the wearer from spatters of mud and dashes of moisture. They evolved from gaiters, leggings made of either cloth or leather that cover horse riders’ legs starting from the shoes up to the knees. Later adaptations and changes resulted to shorter pieces covering just the shoes and ankles.
Today, the long red brown spats are the result of yet another evolution of fashion. Materials used are not just limited to leather and some type of canvas cloth. The spats of modern times come in many sizes and materials and in various lengths as well. Examples of materials include silk, cotton, lace, faux fur and many other textiles. Lengths range from the short ankle length types to the longer spats that reach up to mid-calf and to the original knee length pieces.
The colour of the long red brown spats is also a result of modernization. The original spats used to be white and/or black. Then other colours were used to make these very useful spats. Nowadays, you can find almost any colour of spats to match clothes of all types and styles, formal or casual, monotone or multi-coloured.