Find Boots That Fit Your Body Type

Having just returned from the chilly days of a Midwestern Thanksgiving, I'm still in winter-clothes mode even though it's in the 60s here in California. And my favorite things about cold-weather clothing has got to be boots! There are so many styles to choose from, but choose wisely, or you might end up doing your glorious figure a disservice.

Some weeks ago, we did a post on how to dress your body type, but never really got to shoes. So today we're going to hear some words of wisdom from Imogen, of the blog Inside Out Style, that will help you find boots that fit your body type.

Stiletto heels are best for slimmer body shapes and those with slim calves and ankles.

Stacked heels are better for those with the feminine curvy hip and thigh, and curvier calves and ankles.

Wedge heels can be finer (look at the profile from the back) and suit slimmer shapes, or wider, and suit curvier shapes.

Cone heels can work on many shapes as they have some sturdiness.

Completely flat shoes work best on those with average to longer legs.
Kitten heels are more flattering on women with proportionally smaller feet.
A platform wedge is great for any woman with shorter legs who wants some extra height, but doesn't want to wear a high heel.
Knee-high boots make your legs look longer and  slimmer, which is why they are universally flattering. But if you have shorter legs, avoid those with lots of buckles, straps or other horizontal details, as this will shorten their apparent length.

You also need to make sure they fit your calves comfortably. If you have calves outside the manufacturing standards, try manufacturers like  DUO boots – 30 styles, 21 calf fittings, who customise the size of the calf!

Motorcycle (mid-calf) length boots are only good for those with very slim calves as they cut you across the calf and visually widen the size of your legs.

Ankle-length boots can be worn by anyone, but if you want to wear them with skirts/dresses, they need to fit closely at the ankle, and your skirt/dress needs to end above the knee.

Additional Tip

> If you want to elongate your leg, choose longer, well-fitting boots with little detail and a heel. Match hosiery to your boot color to further elongate. If you have long legs, you can add more detail to your boots and you don't have to match hosiery.

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