Tell Us: Will You Wear Ankle Boots?

08/09/2006 at 05:00 AM ET

Here’s a fall trend that is causing some trepidation: Ankle boots! Sure the likes of Mischa Barton and Kate Moss can pull it off, but for most of us this style has the potential to make our legs looks shorter and fatter than they are! We asked Julia Gilhart, fashion director of Barneys New York, how to wear this trend and she suggests staying away from Mischa’s look (left). “Bare legs are NOT the way to go,” says Gilhart. “You need opaque tights.” Another way that works: Paired with leggings that are a little shorter, showing off just a hint of skin. What do you think? Would you wear ankle boots? The ones shown here from Bebe, $129, are pretty cute. Don’t you think?

For more ankle boots and how to wear them, check out PEOPLE’s StyleWatch Fall issue, on sale now at newsstands.

Photo: Tony Barson/WireImage; Jeff Harris

FILED UNDER: Shoes , Trends
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alexa on

i LA LA LOVE!!!!!!! the bebe boots!!!!! not so much the dress and boot combo but you can always make ancle boots work……and that is womans law!!!

mellissa on

they are a weird shoe because they look like a pocketbook, you know…like a slim wallet.

Peri on

I absolutely love them, though they look silly with that dress. They would look adorable with skinny jeans or leggings. I NEED them.

Rose on

I think these boots look great (maybe not with her dress though) ….and u guys suck ..Who doesnt like ankle boots, you guys just dont have any taste!!!!

cristina on

I love them

I have just bought a pair from topshop that are so cute… all those ppl that hate them… is cos u cant pull the trend off and are scared of taking off ur Uggs that prob need binning by now…. good point sara 9th of Aug! completley agree with you.

wear em if you dare. they are def for the confident sexy girlies only

Cher on

These boots or overgrown shoes remind me of a pigs trotter, and if I wore them with a dress like Mischa s it would not be a good look! BUT there are girls out there that look good in anything so I leave these boots for them….. Enough said.

--sammii.. on

I just bought some grey ankle boots but im racking my brains on wat to wear with them! i think skinny jeans and 3 quarter length leggings/tights are the best i’v come up with so far.. any more ideas!? …x

emma on

hi, here in Europe these ankle boots are really hot at the moment, I’ve got brown ones, with cute lace and I pair them with a skinny yeans and a velvet jacket

Mette on

i started loving them riiiight before the trend came up…
So i got these really cute lace up ankle boots.. ME LIKES.
The ones mischa is wearing, theyre fab! But the shoe that “off the rack” choosed i’m not liking..

Juliana on

love Love LOVE!!! With dresses (mostly with tights), with jeans, with leggings… LOOOVE!

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