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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Michelle on

Those boots look like the sawed-off paw of a dead animal! It’s only a matter of time before we see Mischa wearing her stirrup pants over those boots

A.Co on


* I agree with Shyla!

Sonya on

Yuck, can we get rid of them along with leggings, skinny jeans, and all other remnants of 80’s “fashion”.

regina on

love the dress, but the shoes totally ruin it. wouldn’t wear them, they scream fashion-victim..

Hella on

Ugly Boots :S

Rachel on

Those are so totally NOT cute. I like totally hated ankle boots in the 80’s and like oh my god like I still hate them now. LIKE TOTALLY GAG ME WITH A SPOON!!!!! Some people will never learn somethings should NEVER be brought back fron the 80’s. Stick these on the shelf with shoulder pads, PLEASE!!!!

Nora on

Those r The Ugliest Boots Ever …. Ewwww Micha Wat Were U Thinking Of These BOOTS ………

shani on

love it.
i think its wicked hot

liza on

I think they ankle boots are sooo sexy. If you think they’re weird or ugly, you definitely shouldn’t go there. In order to pull this look off, you must have confidence and style.

Madison on

I am a Texas cowgirl and those would not work when I ride my horse, Bugzy! And I agree, they don’t match the dress she is wearing.

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