What Are Dress Boots?
Dress Boots are what many people think of when they imagine traditional English tall boots. The are generally black, come up to just at the knee, and are slightly taller on the outside of the boots to enhance the length of the leg (this is referred to as a "Spanish Top").
Dressage Boots are a form of Dress Boot. The Dressage boot is built slanted more forward than the Dress boot and is generally constructed of a stiffer leather and has a stiff spine along the back seam of the boot. This stiffening nearly eliminates the amount of “drop” the boot will have at the ankle, facilitating the longer leg used in dressage riding.