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Footwear, Women's shoes

17 Designer Thigh-High Boots Your Closet Needs 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 18, 2021

Overshadowed by their ankle- and knee-length alternatives, thigh-high boots are incredibly underrated. They're effortlessly chic, sophisticated, and surprisingly versatile. Plus, their added length helps keep you a bit warmer in short skirts and dresses when it's cold outside.

Needless to say, a good pair (or two) of thigh-high boots is well worth the splurge this winter. So to help you shop and find your next favorite shoes, we've rounded up 17 stylish designer thigh-high boots for women below. With everything from lug-soled stompers to work-ready heeled boots to luxurious vegan leather thigh-highs to choose from, the outfit possibilities are endless!

Thanks to their chunky soles, the utilitarian-inspired boots are surprisingly practical for walking in snowy winter weather. Not to mention, they're incredibly stylish too and must add to your winter shopping list. The up-and-coming style was recently spotted on the runways of top designers like Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Valentino, and more. You can expect the grungy trend to stay cool for many seasons to come.

17 Designer Thigh-High Boots Worthy of a Spot in Your Shoe Wardrobe

Simon Miller Vegan Leather Scrambler Boot

One designer whose lug-sole stompers caused a stir this season is Simone Miller. The label's Vegan Leather Scrambler Boots offer a versatile take on the emerging trend. They're made in Portugal using a treaded rubber sole and a luxe vegan leather upper that feels just like the real thing. A side zip closure on the inner ankle ensures you can slip in and out of the fitted thigh-high silhouette with ease.

Jimmy Choo Palina Suede Thigh-High Boots

Searching for the perfect pair of flat thigh-high boots? Look no further than these Palina Suede Thigh-High Boots from Jimmy Choo. They're crafted in Italy from luxuriously soft stretch-suede finished with a zip fastening along the inside for easy on-off. A slight heel boasts polished gold-tone hardware for a sleek finish. The versatile boots come in your choice of ballet slipper beige or basic black. For maximum style points, style them under midi dresses and skirts.

Staud Aimee Women's Thigh-High Boots

The search is over. When it comes to basics, it's hard to beat these Aimee Women's Thigh High Boots from Staud. Made in Portugal from smooth vegan leather, the versatile black thigh-high boots feel incredibly luxe. A stylish square toe and low block heel ensure they're comfortable enough to wear all day. Style them under a shirt dress and blazer for work, with a mini skirt and statement top on a night out, and with a cozy sweater dress for weekend brunch.

Prada Platform Thigh-High Boots

If you're searching for a statement shoe to keep forever, these Prada Platform Thigh-High Boots are just the pair. Their sculptural platform heel adds a retro-futuristic feel to the otherwise simple thigh-high boots. Thanks to their leg-hugging silhouette, you can style them under oversized sweater dresses to create the look of leather leggings. A Prada logo plaque on the outer thigh peeks out from under your hemline to show off your exceptional taste in footwear. These stompers are the type of grail you keep forever.

The Row Billie Leather Thigh-High Boots

Stand out from the crowd in these Billie Thigh-High Boots from The Row. They're made in Italy using tonal-brown calf leather with a distinct patina finish. An exaggerated over-the-knee silhouette instantly makes a statement when paired with skirts, dresses, and jeans. Rubberized heels and a simple rounded toe ensure they're practical and versatile enough for your winter wardrobe. Needless to say, they're a style you'll love for years and years to come.

Brother Vellies Brandy Thigh-High Boots

These Brand Thigh-High Boots are proof as to why the Black-owned, Brooklyn-based accessories label Brother Vellies is one of the hottest up-and-coming brands. The sculptural flared heel and square toe perfectly balance out the minimalist thigh-high silhouette. They're crafted from supple Italian leather that only gets more comfortable over time. An inner ankle zipper boasts the brand's signature hardware for a stylish finishing touch.

Khaite Taylor Thigh-High Boots

These Taylor Thigh-High Boots from Khaite put a unique spin on the trend. Instead of boring black leather, they're made from stretchy neoprene for a futuristic and slightly sporty feel. A fluted kitten heel and pointed toe add a sleek touch that maximizes versatility and comfort. Choose from sophisticated cream or statement-making cherry red. No matter how you choose to style them, you're guaranteed to look exceptionally cool.

Proenza Schouler Boyd Leather Thigh-High Boots

You'll look forward each fall to pulling out these Boyd Thigh-High Boots from Proenza Schouler. They're incredibly practical, versatile, and comfortable— without sacrificing one bit of sophistication or style. The black over-the-knee boots have a slightly slouchy silhouette with a rounded toe and walkable flat heel. After just a few wears, the luxe Italian leather will form to your feet and legs for a custom fit.

Balmain Raven Logo-Embellished Stretch-Suede Thigh-High Boots

If there's one word to describe these Raven Thigh-High Boots from Balmain, it's glamourous. They're meticulously constructed from black stretch-suede that's soft, supple, and supportive. A sharply pointed toe and gold-toned stiletto heel instantly add a sleek, sophisticated feel. Around the ankle strap and on the gold zipper pull, you'll find the fashion house's iconic 'B' emblem. Once you put them on, you'll never want to take them off!

Saint Laurent Jane Leather Thigh-High Boots

You can style Saint Laurent's stylish Jane Thigh-High Boots multiple ways, thanks to notched cuffs and buckled straps just below the knee. Wear them as-is like traditional thigh-high boots, push them down a few inches for a slouchy look, or fold over the notched cuffs to create a unique knee-high silhouette. A statement-making four-inch heel adds height and a fashion-forward feel. The versatile style comes in camel brown and basic black options that are sure to complement any winter wardrobe.

Dundas X Revolve London Boot

When it comes to women's thigh-high boots, few pairs feel sexier than these London Boots from the Dundas X Revolve collab. They're the perfect pair of boots to wear to happy hour, a date, or a night out with the girls. They're made in Brazil using luxe leather that molds to your unique shape after just a few wears. An angular heel, detachable gunmetal hardware, and a metal toe cap put a modern spin on traditional Western details. The confidence-boosting thigh-high boots come in your choice of solid black or classic snakeskin.

Gia Borghini Gia X RHW Rosie 9 Wedge Thigh-High Boots

Take your winter wardrobe to the next level with these Rosie 9 Wedge Thigh-High Boots from the Gia Borghini X RHW collab. The thigh-high sock boots are crafted in Italy from stretch fabric with a durable leather lining and sole. An elongated pointed toe and sculptural wedge heel add a refined, artistic touch. The effortlessly cool boots come in your choice of basic black or deep red.

Stuart Weitzman Tieland Thigh-High Boots

For a sophisticated take on the footwear trend, try these Tieland Thigh-High Boots from Stuart Weitzman. The simple over-the-knee silhouette features a round toe and block heel that's comfortable enough for all-day wear. A functional drawstring tie closure on the back of the thigh ensures a snug, secure fit on every body shape. They're cut from richly textured suede in a sleek black shade that pairs with anything and everything. But heads up, the style is known to run a bit large, so you'll want to order down if you're in-between sizes.

Bottega Veneta Calfskin Thigh-High Boots

Bring a utilitarian feel to your winter wardrobe with these Calfskin Thigh-High Boots from Bottega Veneta. They're cut from smooth, supple black leather grounded by a round toe and rubber lug sole. The flat thigh-high boots feel a bit grungy thanks to their bold, chunky silhouette. Style them with an oversized graphic tee or sweater and distressed jeans for an easy casual outfit.

Burberry Faux-Leather Over-the-Knee Sock Boots

If there's one pair of designer thigh-high boots worth splurging on this winter, it's these Over-the-Knee Sock Boots from Burberry. The fitted sock boot silhouette gives off the impression of leather leggings when paired with skirts and dresses. They're crafted from supple faux leather with an almond-shaped toe, back zip closure, and a sheep leather lining and sole. Interestingly enough, the molded split-sole and stiletto heel draw inspiration from the shape of a deer hoof.

Vince Cabria Stretch-Leather Women's Thigh-High Boots

If you consider your style to be minimalist and modern, you'll love these Cabria Women's Thigh-High Boots from Vince. The timeless silhouette boasts a comfortable, sock-like fit with tractioned rubber soles and practical side zippers. They're not too trendy, not too simple, and are just right for everyday wear. Pair them with anything and everything in your fall, winter, and spring wardrobes. Thanks to their fitted legs, they can be layered under skirts and dresses or over skinny jeans, slim-leg trousers, and leggings.

Christian Louboutin Horse Chain-Embellished Leather Thigh-High Boots

Go grungy in these Horse Chain-Embellished Leather Thigh-High Boots from Christian Louboutin. The lace-up combat silhouette feels timeless and effortlessly rebellious thanks to a heavily treaded rubber sole and silver-tone chains along the back. Christian Louboutin's signature red soles add the perfect finishing touch. Style yours with a feminine skirt or dress for a look that's unexpectedly chic.


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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