Boots have become the Fall and Winter staple in every wardrobe. But when looking to stay on trend with your boot selection, should you choose the flat equestrian style even if they are not the most flattering for your short legs? Here are some tips for picking out the perfect fashion forward boots for your body type.
Best Options: A bootie or tall boots with a heel.
Style Tip: Pair any heeled boot with matching opaque tights, leggings or pants to add the illusion of more length.
Avoid: Flat and Knee High styles tucked into jeans.
Curvy & Pear Figures:
Best Options: Tall boots with a stacked heel. Tall figures can also pull off flat styles.
Style Tip: Tuck jeans into boots with an exposed sock to add more length.
Avoid: Mid calf styles and stiletto heels.
Best Options: A chunky boot like a wedge or slouch boot to make the calf more relevant.
Style Tip: Look for boots with a wide calf size option.
Avoid: Skinny stretch boots.
The key is to find a boot that hits just above the fullest part of your calf. Avoid drawing attention to the fullest part of your calf. Find your sweet spot by measuring the length from your instep (the top of the foot, not your arch) to the top of the fullest part of your calf, this will be the height you should aim for.
To camouflage larger feet, choose a round toe. To create length, choose a pointed toe.