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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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Alex on

Heck no.

Annie Oakley on

Why does it not matter what you wear when you’re a celebrity?? Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and the rest of the bunch could wear garbage bags and then they would all of a sudden be in style!

E on

AWFUL. This is one of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen. Not flattering, not attractive–just GROSS!

Rita on

I think the boots with the dress are just bad. But, I did like them on Kate Moss, those bright red ones with a mini. As some of you have said, long legs are a must for this trend. They are best suited with jeans with a bit of flare.

Brandy on

I absolutely will NEVER wear these boots. They are hideous.

B on

I think those boots are hideous just like Mischa Barton. She is just not a glamorous woman at all.

lala on

i think the boots are cute, they look horrible on mischa like alot of you said. i saw a picture with ashlee simpson wearing them, she looked horrible, i think shes trying to follow what people are wearing and doing, shes not unique anymore.

Autumn on

Ankle boots are disgusting. I don’t understand why people wear them, they don’t flatter your outfit at all.

Sarah on

not even Paris Hilton would say ‘thats hot’ about this new trend.

Andrea on

Ankle boots are the next UGGS- unflattering, ridiculous, but by Janurary you will be contemplating buying a pair if you haven’t already! That’s my prediction…

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