The winter long boots for tall and petite women Viva the '70s.

Like it happens every autumn, ankle boots become our number one footwear choice, for obvious reasons. But this year, as temperature goes down, boots are getting taller. In fact, we’re seeing a comeback of long boots for winter 2020, a trend not only for tall women but also for petite ones. Whether in leather or rubber, with stiletto heels or block heels, we are definitely obsessing with tall boots. Here’s how fashion-savvy women are wearing knee-high boots this season.

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Late ’60s esthetic

Fashion show goers wearing white long boots, the winter 2020 trend.

We cannot think of the ’70s without high boots. Mini skirts and white knee-high boots were a must back then. Get inspired by the looks of the style icon Marianne Faithfull in the late ’60s. And by the stylish Nordic girls at Copenhagen Fashion Week. White and cream long boots come with high heels and kitten heels this winter, very Swinging London. But you can also wear the knee-high boots in rubber, with block heels. by the way, the functional rain boots are a hot footwear trend in A/W 2020, from the classic Wellingtons to chunkier models with thick soles.

’70s diva

Stylish tall and petite women wearing long boots for winter in lurex and animal print.

It’s time to let your disco diva out. This season we’re seeing tall boots with high heels, worn with dresses or over the trousers. The ’70s style long boots are especially flattering for petite women, as the high heels can give them some extra centimetres. Add a touch of glamour to any outfit with these fab boots in shimmering lurex and animal prints.

Long combat boots

Long combat boots worn with dress and shorts for winter 2020.

Still in the’70s realm, the long combat boots bring a touch of punk resistance to classic outfits. Prada presented them for fall, and all fashion enthusiasts soon adopted them. Wear them with feminine dresses and skirts for a balanced look, or with shorts for a more contemporary style. Also, pair the tall combat boots with timeless camel coats and elegant outfits to give a twist to your winter look. The chunky soles add extra height to petite women but also look fantastic for tall women, not to mention the comfort of these long boots. 

‘80s Slouchy boots

Women wearing the winter trend; long slouchy boots, during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Another big trend we’ve seen on the catwalks and in the streets are the slouchy boots. Saint Laurent and Etro are some of the fashion houses that have brought back this aesthetic from the ’80s, that is relaxed and chic at the same time. Slouchy boots look great with skirts but also with trousers. For extra fashion points, tuck wide-leg pants in long boots, creating a Gaucho-inspired silhouette. 

Preppy Equestrian

Black long boots in the best preppy equestrian style elevate your winter wardrobe. Pair your classic boots with chic midi skirts or with loose pants tucked in for a modern take. Either with stiletto heels, kitten heels or block heels, these chic tall boots are timeless, and you will wear them winter after winter.

2020 long cowboy boots

Long cowboy boots worn for winter 2020.

For the die-hard cowboy boot lovers, fall/winter 2020 also has something in store for you. Following the 2020 trend of tall boots, the timeless cowboy boots come this season with long shaft and block heels.

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Photos by STYLEDUMONDE, courtesy of CPHFW.