The surprising trend from the Fall 2009 collections were thigh high boots.

On the runway the models looked strong, powerful and sexy in the statement boots.

Stella McCartney’s perforated thigh-high boots sold out almost the second they were uploaded onto the virtual shelves of Net-A-Porter international yesterday.

I was shocked because surely everyone is as terrified of thigh high boots as I am.

I guess I was wrong.

InStyle UK, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dazed & Confused, Vogue UK and many more magazines have produced editorials with thigh-high boots, but how do we wear them.

I sort advice from the ladies who produce these fashion bibles on what’s the best way to wear thigh-boots.

Natalie Massenet, Founder of Net-A-Porter

“Wear the boots with an oversized sweater or blazer making sure the tops of the boots are not seen.”

Dolly Jones, Editor of Vogue.com

“I’m wearing some at the moment – they are not nearly as scary with flat heels, but they look just as sexy – and I tone down the look with a loose sweater dress so the whole thing feels relaxed rather than high voltage.”

Chloe Beeney, Fashion Director of InStyle UK

“Rocking the Thigh-High isn’t as hard as it seems pair it with a great long knit either dress or boyfriend cardigan and away you go.”

They make it sound so easy, and the fact these boots are selling out means that can be that easy.

No if only I could get those images of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” out of my mind.

Credit: Style.com, Harpers Bazaar UK, InStyle UK & Wireimage