If you're looking for boots that are a little bit taller, be sure to have a look at my top picks in ankle boots for women.
Stylish Booties for Women - Kate Spade New York 'Netta'
There's the gray version, shown here. I love this shade because it's unexpected. Also, it's a bit softer than black, but still extremely versatile. The brown version is like deep, dark, sweet chocolate. If your wardrobe is heavy on earth-tones, then you won't want to miss these beauties. Then there's the black. What is there to say, other than the fact that they're absolutely beautiful, and of course, they're undoubtedly the most versatile of the three.
If you can narrow it down to a favorite, know this, these booties would work well with everything from jeans or dress pants to maxi skirts and dresses. And, thanks to their tiny back bows and 3.5 inch, gold-lined heels, they're not short on interest or sex appeal either. They'd be a great choice for anyone looking for versatile and sophisticated booties. (Buy Direct)
Calvin Klein Jeans 'Daisy' - Casual, Western and Perfect for Jeans
Playing perfectly into this season's western trend, these booties feature suede uppers; studded, wrap-around belts with harness-rings; and chunky stacked heels that are 3.25" high. Offered in brown and black, these pull-on boots have slightly-distressed uppers for that well-loved, worn-in look.
But, I think my favorite things about these cute boots is the fact that, even though they have western styling, their tops are cut straight around. It makes them look a little less cowboy-ish, and just a bit more dressy. Still casual, but not quite as themed. In fact, if they had side zippers, I'd probably already be wearing a pair. But, as all of us women with really high arches know, pull-on styles aren't always kind to us. (Buy Direct)
Born Crown 'Jeda' - Cute Booties with Wedge Heels
Thanks to their almond-shaped toes, and simple, unadorned uppers, their style is classic enough that they could be worn for years to come -- even when wedges aren't trending. But the fact that they do have 3.75" wedge heels means that they're on-trend for the season, and of course, have that added benefit of stability that so many women love.
With streamlined uppers and sculpted, covered heels, these stylish booties look stunning with black vegetable-tanned leather or sand suede uppers. Either version would look great with jeans or pants, and could also work well with casual skirts and dresses, although I would prefer them with tights rather with bare legs, given the fact that they'll hit right at or below the ankles.
As an added bonus, these booties will be friendlier to ladies with high arches than other pull-on styles because they have goring on both sides. Still not quite as easy to get into as zippered boots, but those stretchy panels will help everyone get a more customized fit. (Buy Direct)
Marvin K 'Mani' - Luxurious in Velvet
They're actually tall enough to classify as ankle boots, but I couldn't let a little technicality like that keep them off the list. I was sure you wouldn't mind. Alas, as I'm sure you can tell by the label and the picture, designer boots like these don't come cheap -- they're priced at $550 per pair. Fortunately for me, drooling over them didn't cost a dime. (Buy Direct)
Pretty Dress Booties - Nine West 'Brettly'
I'm crazy about the basic black version of these booties, because their uppers combine classic suede and smooth leather, and they're simply as versatile as they come. But the other four versions are just as dynamic: green suede with brown leather; gray ponyhair; black ponyhair; and brown suede with brown leather.
With 4.5" wrapped heels, these booties would work well with a variety of outfits, including skinny jeans, maxis, and shorter skirts and dresses. (Buy Direct)
Nina 'Aurora' - Rhinestone and Glitter for Evenings
But, if this model is a bit too much for you, you may still want to have a closer look. The black and platino versions are far more subtle than this gunmetal shade, because the color of their glitter and rhinestone embellishments don't contrast quite as much with the fabric of their uppers.
Featuring back zippers, pointy toes, and 3.75" heels, these lookers ring up at just under $110 per pair. And, while you cou could certainly pair these heeled booties with a cocktail dress and tights, I'd also love to see them with a nice, simple evening suit. (Buy Direct)
Vince Camuto 'Elvin' - Simple and Sexy
I'm crazy about the red suede version of these booties, because... well, because they're red suede. They don't really need to be much more than that. But, assuming, you're not as obsessed with that color or finish, you're still in luck, because these lovely boots also come in smooth black, matte caramel, olive suede, and a pretty leopard print.
Their .75" platform soles will help offset their 4.25" stiletto heels a bit, but make no mistake, these heels are still high. Fortunately, the customer reviews that have come in so far indicate that they're pretty comfortable despite their height. So, if you can handle heels like these, then you're on to a winner. They'd look great with everything from heels to shorter dresses. And, their price of $130 isn't the worst I've seen either. (Buy Direct)
Jeffrey Campbell 'Tish' - Cool and Unusual Booties
Complete with full side zippers, these boots would add a heaping helping of personality to your favorite skirt or jeans. (Buy Direct)