Yes, Those Boots Make You Look Fat. These 6 Won't.

November 16, 2010 by Brittany Zwillich
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No matter where we are, boots are everywhere. And with so many options – flat boots, ankle booties, over the knee boots – it’s hard to find which one suits you. A pair of unflattering boots can ruin even the sexiest outfit. So make sure you follow our tips for finding the perfect boots for your shape:

Wide Calves:

Not everyone can have skinny legs a la Nicky Hilton so for you wider-calf women, find a boot with a wide opening – giving your leg extra room, which is super flattering. We’re digging these Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Tate Suede Boots ($475).

Big Feet:

For those of us with feet that resemble those of the abominable snowman, opt for a pair with a round toe. These ModCloth Don’t Mess Boots ($69.99) also have a chain on the heel, a distraction from your foot.


Instead of looking for a pair of tall boots, try a pair that hit your mid-calf. These Charles by Charles David Avitar Booties ($90) will show off your legs as well as add a few inches.


The longer the legs, the taller the boots is your mantra. Since over the knee boots are ideal for your legs, grab this pair of BCBGeneration Fancy Boots ($198) and let your legs do all of the talking.

Skinny Calves:

Lucky you! With your skinny legs, get a pair of over the knee boots that show off the shape of your leg. Steve Madden’s Maryn Leather Boots ($229) fit like a glove and draw attention to your leg with the back buckles.

Check out more of our favorite boots. Shop our guides to the best boots for wide calves, the best flat black boots, and the best over the knee boots. Join our e-mail list for exclusive fashion updates.

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