Knee high boots are a classic wardrobe staple. From heels to riding hardware to lug soles, knee high boots come in just about every style and hue you could imagine. The big question is, are knee high boots flattering? You might be a little surprised at the answer…
First off, flattering is really subjective. What does it really mean in terms of fashion, anyway? If you like wearing something, you should wear it! Now, in terms of proportion and fit, there are things you can do to accentuate your figure and get the look you desire when wearing knee high boots.
To start, there are so many options for knee high boots out there for people with wider or narrower calves, so pay attention to item reviews and labels when shopping to find the fit that is the most comfortable for you. There’s even knee high boots that have elastic panels that allow for a bit of stretch in the fit; check out the cutest wide calf boots and narrow calf boots I’ve found below…
Wide calf knee high boots:
Narrow calf knee high boots:
(The metallic boots aren’t specifically for people with narrow calves, but I have a pair and find that they run pretty small in the calf!)
Next, there’s shaft height. This is the part of the boot that covers the lower leg. Some knee high boots are on the higher side, which can be great if you’re tall, and some are a shorter length, which can be a great option if you’re petite. Check out these cute petite knee high boots and boots for tall fits…
Petite knee high boots:
Tall knee high boots:
Lastly, there’s the styling. If you’re looking for a little extra height, heeled knee high boots are a great choice. Chunky lug soles might be a bit on the bulky side if you’re looking to elongate your legs; just try a ton of styles to see what you like!
The bottom line is, knee high boots are absolutely flattering! Anyone can wear them, so choose whichever style suits your personality and needs the best! You can never go wrong with a classic.
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