Everyone needs a pair of calf-length boots at this time of year. How many times this week have you left the house in your favourite skirt-and-tights combo with a lovely pair of heels that look great but don't quite cut it in terms of flattering your legs and keeping them cosy in the winter chill? I don't know about you guys, but the only boots I re-buy year after year fall in the 'long winter boot' category.

We've put together some essential calf-length and thigh-length boots for winter 2012, only picking up on the sort of styles you could wear every day, under dresses, skirts or even under/on top of jeans on really chilly days.

Click on each boot for price and more details...