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Trend Alert: Mid-Calf Boots

Falling between booties and knee-high boots are mid-calf boots. This middle child used to get harped on for its in-between length and stodgy shape, but look out kids — there's a new boot in town!

The modern mid-calf boot is cut slightly wider around the top to provide much-needed leg room, not to mention making jean tucking a breeze. Take a look-see at Ugly Betty's Becki Newton. Zone in on her amazing Jeffrey Campbell boots; the laid-back style goes perfectly with her light brown dress. The grommet embellishment adds a nice touch to this simple ensemble. She's the perfect example of how a person of petite height — she's only five-foot-two — can pull this off. No fear.


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monique00 monique00 8 years
those jeffrey campbells are such blatant ripoffs of these gucci fringe boots...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've been a fan of this height boot for a long time and actually have quite a few pairs already - but i don't have any that look like these so i might have to invest this season. i like how they don't feel as substantial as knee boots but they aren't as bare as ankle boots, and well they are flattering which is great for someone who's got a bit of anxiety about her legs. they hit you in a good place if they are fitted properly
emalove emalove 8 years
I like them, but they're not my favorite length. I like taller ones.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Uh those boots look foolish with the dress Becki is wearing.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 8 years
I, like RosaDilla like these, because I have thick calves. I can't close knee-length boots, and ankle boots are less flattering on my legs for some reason.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Those are cute, but I'd need some with a very high and skinny heel to make up for the length that they visually truncate.
mojo415310 mojo415310 8 years
it looks fine on people of any height as long as they have very thin legs. for the rest of us, i think it would look stumpy.
oni1 oni1 8 years
not for me. i also find they truncate my legs.
Isa-A Isa-A 8 years
Lovely with this little dress !
paramita paramita 8 years
Hmm I'm confused now. Does this kind of boots look good on big calves and short leg? RosaDilia and ranksubjugation seemed to contradict each other. But I will definitely check it out when I go to a shoe store :).
jess-nyc jess-nyc 8 years
i just bought a pair of frye mid-calf boots and i LOVE them to death. i am 5', but if you wear them with the right articles of clothing -- they really are not unflattering. of course, it is a little trickier to wear than say, my ankle boots which seemingly are always flattering, but tricky is fun. fab -- why not post some more outfits that girls are rockin' wearing mid-calf boots?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
i think some of them are cute :)
summerteeth summerteeth 8 years
Not a big fan. They would probably make my very strangely proportioned body look even goofier.
ranksubjugation ranksubjugation 8 years
Um, this length of boot is famous for making legs look short and calves look huge. No thanks.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Very CUTE!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I've always liked mid-calf boots. I guess it's because I have big calves and they're so much easier and comfortable to wear.
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