V Style: These Boots Are Made For Flaunting

Thigh-high boots may have once been reserved for ladies of the night (and we’re not talking Twilight), but these days the over-the-knee is fall’s must-have footwear.

Everyone from Beyoncé in her “Sweat Dreams” video to vampy vixen Rihanna stomping around in Venice to Destiny’s other child Michelle Williams have been rocking the thigh-high.

The best styles are those hug every curve of the stems like painted-on legging. Louis Vuitton and Prada both prominently featured over-the-knee styles for autumn (you might recall Madonna in her bunny-ear getup at the Costume Institute Gala), though Victoria’s Secret also stocks a pair for under $100 if your budget is more Mazda than Mercedes.

Try pairing them with one of this season’s asymmetrical dresses for a bit of sophistication, to ensure you attract the right kind of gentleman. –Adrien Field