8 Dress and Boot Combos to Wear on Repeat All Fall Long
Like peanut butter and jelly, Thelma and Louise or Ina Garten and fresh organic ingredients (or store bought is fine), some things are just better when they’re together. And the same goes for dresses and boots. Here, we break down the eight greatest no-fail ways to pair dresses and skirts with boots for your most fashionable fall yet.
Miniskirt + Flat Chelsea Boots
One of the best fashion tips we’ve ever heard: The shorter the hemline, the lower the heel. A tough flat bootie is the perfect way to balance out a sexy mini-length dress or skirt.
Flouncy Pleats + Slim-Fit OTK Boots
Who needs tights when you can rock cozy suede boots instead? A leg-hugging over-the-knee pair helps keep your proportions in check while you twirl your heart out walk along in a full, pleated skirt.
Flowy Midi + Sock Boots
Volume control is key when wearing a longer billowy silhouette. Luckily, the tight sock boot trend is still going strong. Choose a pair that hits a bit higher than your dress’s hemline for maximum leg slimming and lengthening effect.
Hip-Hugging Knee-Length + Slouchy Boots
The slouched ’80s style is back, but please don’t go wearing it with your acid wash jeans. Instead, try a simple unfussy dress that hugs your curves in all the right places.
Maxi Dress + White Booties
Don’t let yourself get buried under a long hemline. A pop of stark white boots under a floor-grazing dress adds lightness and brightness.
Pencil Skirt + Tall Stilettos
A fitted pencil skirt is wonderful for lengthening your frame, so why not continue that effect with some boots that do the same? Look for a pair that fits close to your leg (in other words, opt for a sock-like fit over slouched leather) and that will overlap just two or three inches with the hem of your skirt.
Midi Skirt + Pointy-Toe Booties
To avoid looking frumpy in a style beloved by both the Amish and the fashion set, select boots with a sleek pointed toe and a heel that’s at least two inches high. Even better if you can show a little shin between the top of your boots and the bottom of your skirt (how scandalous!).