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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Ms. G on

These HAVE TO BE the most Hideous looking boots i have ever seen! Mischa darling, these boots are as FUGLY as your nasty looking boyfriend (or EX)Cisco Adler .. Mischa you’re so cute and it’s too bad you have bad taste in clothes, shoes, and MEN! Get a clue girl!

Margarette on

The shoes are definitely a YES: I would wear them because I have long legs. The boots are cute but with jeans or leggings I think it’s a fashion faux pas to wear them with a dress.

jennifer on

i would wear them in black only with jeans i think it would look sexy

Claudia on

Ok I could use these boots with jeans but definitely not with Mischa’s dresses: it’s horrible and not appropriated at all during summer…

Sara on

I LOVE Mischa’s dress ( dior! ) and boots! I can’t wait to find a pair of my very own! They’re so CUTE! I guess you guys can stick to wearing those hideous uggs..

Nick on

They are not that bad…they would actually look really cute with a pair of skinny jeans.

Michelle on

They’re ugly. I would never ever wear them. Yuck

Norah on

I think the boots are sexy and cute. I personally would not wear them because I have short legs, but anyone with long legs will look hot in the boots!

Tahanii on

Heck no I wouldn’t wear those! They are definetley NOT HOT!

Deb on

NO WAY!! Those are ugly!!

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