Spats and gaiters for shmancy shoe coverage #Fashion#goth#groom gear#steampunk#superficial snack#victorian#wedding boots November 29 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Studio Uma Did you know that "spats" was originally a shortened version of "spatterdashes?" That is a neat word and a fun fashion detail that we sometimes see in our steampunk, Victorian, and fancier weddings. Recently we saw Nicole, an Alice in Wonderland bride, embrace the style with the spat-like booties above. I personally think spats are less Scrooge McDuck and more the Sixth Doctor. Spats, gaiters, and spat-style shoes are totally something to consider for your wedding outfit. Check out some of our favorites. I found these amazing contrast gaiters at Britex Fabrics. They are made by Dark Garden. If you're jonesing for a Victorian look like Nicole had, you can't go wrong with this style (or an even sexier version). Here is a groom/dapper bride's version of the spat-style bootie. These vintage WWII-era gaiters could be amazing for a steampunk, goth, or any leather-centric subsculture wedding. Related Post A delightfully macabre Victorian gothic wedding Molly and James' wedding at The Gatehouse of Lionsgate Events Center in Lafayette, Colorado is a gothic Victorian feast for the eyes. We're talking belly... Read more Peacock velvet?! So purty. This yellow and green set is one of my favorite color combinations, all in one little shoe covering. These romantic art spats are made from vintage textiles by DeviantArt user MaidesTreasures. WHAT. These silver-lined "cyber spats" are far out. Urban Threads and Laupre have sewing patterns if you're game to DIY a set of these bad boys. Is anyone planning some shoe decor at their wedding? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS An orchid tux, peeks of yellow, and lots of ink NEXT Sheena & Leo's romantic garden wedding in a castle with dragons Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] No effin' way! An entire post full of spats???? Swwweeeeeet!!! Here are some more spat-like shoes i've found: http://www.6pm.com/annie-button-up-brown?zfcTest=mat%3A1 http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/004022.php?gclid=CPWcjfHV9bMCFZGPPAodUEoAiw http://www.shoemall.com/p/beacon-womens-anna-belle-boot/?color=Black&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=PLA+Beacon%20Anna%20Belle%20Boot%20Black&CAWELAID=1530443953&catargetid=1519360723&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CLrBm7TW9bMCFayPPAodzTAAGA BONUS – Mary Poppins Custom Spats! See here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109488354/mary-poppins-custom-spats-and-victorian?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=spat+boots&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all Reply Yo, I LOVE these Cthuhlu Convertible Pumps. They just do something to my heart… Unfortunately, I won't be wearing heels at the wedding. So. 1 agrees Reply Sweet those are the shoes I was going to buy! And then I came down and realized that I couldn't walk in 4 inch heals, let alone do an all day plus dancing in them. I've got a pair of low-healed boots that I'm actually going to make black laced spat-like covers for. Reply want! want! want! want them all! Reply Does anyone know who made those peacock spats? They are amazing!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.