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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

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Quinci on

Those are the ugliest shoes, they don’t match her dress either. I would never even CONSIDER wearing those shoes. You couldn’t pay me to wear them.

Suzanne on

Not a chance. Unfortunately this terrible 80′s fashion is making comeback Any shoe that lands at the ankle cuts off the lenght of your leg making you look shorter – they are nasty.

karla on

these shoes are a no-go…please, we never want to see them again, except you want to look like the witch in a brothers grimm fairy tale. thank you!

Becky on

Ankle boots can be really cute and sassy. They also can add the “Wow-factor” to an otherwise conservative outfit; consider Victoria lace ups with a suit. The pic of Mischa is not particulary flattering to her or her boots, so best not to judge the trend on one iffy pic!

Hannah on

i like these boots, but they don’t look good with what Mischa is wearing.

Beth on

Socks with sandles = a major no
Boots with bare legs = another major no

dani on

no way! this trend will stay in hollywood where it belongs. this look is so ridiculous with a dress on. i would not wear these unless they are under jeans, which i think is what they are designed for, despite this yucky trend. i love mischa but ankle boots are so ugly and are not feminine.

laura on

these are the ugliest trend i have seen since the “skinny” jeans came out. they should be worn with jeans instead of with out. UGLY

dorna! on

No way, no heck, no how…

dee on

I think those boots are so ugly, but its not suprising that Micha Barton would wear something like that, her taste is not so great anyway. But i would never be caught in anything like that. And i think that ankle boots should be worn with pants or long skirts only. But, if we all wore the same thing, this world would be o’ so boring. Whatever works for you, rock it and rock it hard!

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