Wedge wellies make fashion splash: Queen"s royal boot maker Hunter release pair and Darcey Bussell wears

Mud, Ma'am Wedge wellies make a fashion splash and get Royal seal of approval from Queen's boot-maker (and ballet royalty, too)
Royal warrant-holding boot-maker Hunter sells wedged and heeled welliesDarcey Bussell, Nancy Dell-Ollio, Tulisa and Katy Price love wedge wellies

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13:05 GMT, 23 November 2012

Despite being ridiculed when they first appeared, wedged wellingtons have quickly become must-have footwear.

Prima ballerina-turned-Strictly judge Darcey Bussell is the latest famous name to be seen sporting the waterproof boots with raised heel, while walking her dogs earlier this week.

The wedge boot has the Queen’s seal of approval, too, with Royal warrant-holder Hunter selling its own version.

The Royal warrant-holder Hunters sell wedged wellies, but the Queen has not been spotted wearing them, preferring to stick to the flat-heeled variety...for now

The Hunter Melrose Tall wedge, 115

The Royal warrant-holder Hunters sell wedged wellies, right, for 115, but the Queen, left, has not been spotted wearing them yet, preferring to stick to the flat-heeled variety…for now

As well as Bussell, celebrities
snapped wearing the funky footwear, known for their leg-lengthening
properties, include Kerry Katona, Tulisa, Sadie Frost, Halle Berry,
Nancy Del'Ollio and Katie Price.

The
style first came to the fore in 2010 when a group of entrepreneurs
pitched the idea to BBC2’s Dragon’s Den, receiving an impressive 65,000
investment from retail guru Theo Paphitis, who hailed their designs
‘practical and stylish’.

Strictly Come dancing judge Darcey Bussell dances around Wimbledon Common with her dogs, wearing wedge wellies

The wedge welly is making a comeback

Wedge wellies are making a comeback…..just ask former ballerina Darcey Bussell

Their WedgeWelly brand now
boasts a massive range of colours, sizes and patterns, including a
wide-calf version and a shorter Chelsea-boot style.

The shiny black Legend Unique boot, selling for 40 a pair, was the one favoured by Strictly’s Darcey.

Hunter’s all-black Melrose Tall Wellington costs 115, while the high-heeled Fulbrooke Tall Wellington is yours for 125.

In fact, they’re so stylish, it seems a shame to let them get covered in mud.

The Hunter Fulbrooke Tall, 125, welly has an even more aggressive heel than the wedge wellie

Wedge wellies in pink, 40, asos.com

Hunter, the Queen's boot-maker, sells the Fulbrooke heeled wellington, left, for 125, while ASOS sell a pink wedge welly for 40, right

Nancy Dell'Ollio keeps her grey wedge wellies dry at Glastonbury with some help from a festival friend

Nancy Dell'Ollio keeps her grey wedge wellies dry at Glastonbury with some help from a festival friend