What is a bootie exactly?
Do you know exactly what a bootie is? And no, I am not talking about a part of a woman's body which some men often talk about. I am talking about the shoe or boot type of bootie. Booties are a crossover between a shoe and a boot. Not quite a full boot and more than a shoe.
Why would you want to wear a bootie and why are some designers crazy about booties?
I can answer both of these questions for you. Simply put, they are fantastic. They give you the look of a boot while still feeling like you are wearing a shoe. You don't end up with some hot legs under a pair of long knee high or thigh high boots. Yet, you get the look and style of a boot, which is sometimes the preferred look depending on what you are wearing, of course.
Booties can look great with a short blouson mini dress. If you were to wear the same short dress with a pair of boots, it would give a much different look. Similarly, if you wore a pair of stiletto heeled shoes with the dress, it would give you a much more formal look. Booties take your style and casualize it somewhat. They do not go as far as boots would casualize your outfit and they do not go as far as shoes could formalize the dress or skirt.