The Great Big List of Women's Boot Styles

Boots for Every Season and Occasion

Women's boots come in so many different styles: flat boots, knee high, over the knee, western boots. Fall, winter, rain... the list goes on and on. But because there are so many options, it can be difficult to sort through them all. Below are a few of the most popular types of women's boots, with links to more information on each.

Be sure to check out Boots 101 if you'd like more basic information on boots, such as how to tell if they'll fit your legs, etc.

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Women's Fashion Boots

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Earthies 'Raphaelle' Image: Zappos.com (Buy Direct)
Women's fashion boots aren't snow boots, and they aren't winter boots -- but that doesn't mean they don't serve a purpose. The ideal pair will keep your legs warm on chilly days, and they'll look great doing it.
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Image: Zappos.com / Pictured: Kamik 'Daisy' (Buy Direct)
Rain boots are the ultimate in practicality, but there's no reason they have to be boring. The following list features women's rain boots so fun and stylish, they'll have you longing for gray skies. More »
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Boots for Less

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Image: 6pm.com / Pictured: Type Z 'Reya' (Buy Direct)
Finding boots for less isn't just a fantasy anymore. Thanks to all of the discount sites and web sales -- many of which I've listed in the article below -- you can now snag a pair of brand name or designer boots for a fraction of their original cost.
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Designer Boots

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Image: Endless.com / Pictured: Georgina Goodman 'Ruben 1'
There are few things more luxurious than a pair of designer boots, and if they're in your budget, you'll definitely want to see the styles on the list below. But even if you can't quite afford them, I recommend you have a look anyway. It doesn't cost a thing to browse, and these designer boots are so alluring, I feel warm and fuzzy just looking at them.
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Winter Boots

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Image: Shoes.com / Pictured: The North Face 'Nuptse Furr III' (Buy Direct)
Practical? Yes. But in addition to keeping us warm in inclement cold weather, their casual nature allows us to show a different side to our personalities -- and there's a style to suit nearly everyone among these top picks in winter boots.
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Fall Boots

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Image: Endless.com / Pictured: Apepazza 'Bologna'
Because I'm more of a cool weather person, I start longing for Fall shortly after the official start of Summer. You know what I think about to get me through those scorching days? Fall boots.

If you're not looking for a particular style or height, but just want to see what's hot in Fall boots this year, you may want to have a look at these top picks.
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Ankle Boots

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RSVP 'Savvy' Image: Zappos.com (Buy Direct)
Ankle boots can be a bit difficult for many women to wear because they tend to make the calves look thicker and shorter. But when they're worn well, ankle boots are also one of the most dynamic looks going. Here are some of season's hottest styles in ankle boots for women.
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Booties

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Guess 'Alfreda' Image: Endless.com
Booties meet somewhere between shoes and boots, so they're great for pairing with everything from jeans to dresses. This season, the hottest trends in booties include open toes and cutout uppers, but if you're tastes run more on the traditional side, don't despair, there are still plenty of closed-toed booties available as well. You can see some of the top booties of the season by checking out the following article.
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Image: Zappos.com / Pictured: Two Lips 'Kinky' (Buy Direct)
One of the best things about fashion boots is that they can be sexy and practical at the same time. Granted, they're not going to protect you from extreme temperatures or keep you from slipping on the ice, but they will help keep your legs warm on cool evenings, and of course, they'll get you a lot of attention. What to see some of the sexiest boots of this season? More »
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Knee High Boots

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Image: Piperlime.com / Pictured: Boutique 9 'Charisaa' (Buy Direct)
One of the most versatile and flattering items any woman can have in her wardrobe is a pair of nice knee high boots -- and they're such a popular choice, they come in styles to please everyone. Here are a few of the season's best in knee high boots.
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Flat Boots

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KORS Michael Kors 'Nanette' Image: Zappos.com (Buy Direct)
Flat boots can be casual or dressy, they're typically more wearable than heeled boots, and they look great with just about anything. Maybe that's why flat boots have become such a popular choice for Fall and Winter. Below is a link to a few of my favorite styles in flat boots.