The Edit: 7 Supremely Sexy Thigh-High Boots For Fall

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Right now, I can’t get enough of boots. And not ankle-grazers, or even knee-highs. I’m talking boots that stretch over the knee and creep up your thigh. The idea of them sounds overtly sexy—black leather thigh-high boots!—something my mother would deign appropriate only for a “streetwalker.” But it’s precisely their full coverage that makes them so easy to wear. Throw them on with a long tunic and they’ll act almost like leggings; pair with them with a miniskirt to keep your look just sexy enough (in fact, some of our style experts say that boots allow you to wear minis into your forties and fifties!); or wear them with a midi skirt for warmth come winter. Thighs, all eyes on you.

[1] Sarris thigh boot, $540 at AllSaints. [2] Miu Miu Nero boot, $1,800 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia. [3] Laurence Dacade leather over-the-knee boots, $1,075 at Stylebop. [4] Yves Saint Laurent boots, $425 at TheRealReal. (Psst: Designer shopping secret! These are pre-owned, but they’re in pristine condition, and this website is great at verifying authenticity of items.) [5] Opening Ceremony thigh-high suede boots, $870 at Farfetch. [6] Highland boot, $795 at Stuart Weitzman, Rittenhouse. [7] Tasita boot, $1,400 at Ralph Lauren.