This season I have noted a lot of mid-calf dress-boot styles. Generally I would say no to the boots because they chop the leg up and mess with proportions. However, I am tempted…so cute… can you show some flattering ways to wear this type of boot, besides the under pant and with same color legging?
You’re right – mid-calf boots are shortening. Here are a few tips to help pull them off:
- The key to wearing ankle and mid-calf boots is to make sure your skirts and dresses or shorts are shorter and sit above the knee.
- A heel is also a valuable asset in adding back some length to your legs.
- Tone them to your tights to make the shortening horizontal less obvious.
- If you have very slim calves they are also much easier to wear. They should be avoided by those with full calves as they add horizontals to an already wider area.
If it’s helpful to anyone, I have pretty short, thicker legs, and I find that mid-calf boots with a heel look great as long as they have that sort of V shape to the top. Think the cut of a cowboy boot. It’s very flattering for my legs and I often prefer these to knee high boots with a straight horizontal top! 🙂