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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tami on

No I would never wear these shoes. They are so ugly. That is the thing in Hollywood, Some of the things they wear are a physical impossibilty to the real world daily life.

Anne on


Amanda on

You should never wear ankle boots unless you are wearing them with pants. I have seen several people wearing them and they don’t look good with any of the outfits that they had on.

Courtney on

Oh my. These boots are truly a non-figure flattering turn in fashion. I much prefer the sleekness and sophistication of a pointed toe boot/shoe. I hope and pray this trend does NOT make it to the mainstream!!!

PatrĂ­cia on

No way. I do not think it looks good on anyone.
I particularly do not always like what Mischa’s wearing but this one is the worst I have seen on her. It does not complement anyone.

Mary Beth on

She is always wearing ugly boots. They do not go with any outfit I have seen her in. For that matter she to date has not had much luck with matching the right shoe with the right outfit.

Catherine on

no. and they look really bad with her dress!

caitlin on

omg i hate these things. theyre awful! and they dont even match the dress she was wearing! yuck. i will never wear this trend.

Lyn on

All I have to say is if something looks THAT UGLY on someone that pretty – I don’t have a chance pulling it off.

Britt on

I really like these, I think a cute pair of black ones would look good with skinny jeans or long leggings.

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