Boot season is upon us! What's your favorite, most trusted pair of boots? The ones you could wear all day long and feel comfortable and oh so stylish? Are they short, medium or tall? Looking for the most slimming way to wear them? Keep reading then. I've spent hours breaking down the best and worst ways to wear short, mid-length, and knee length boots. You may learn something new.
Wear longer pants. To create the illusion of longer, leaner legs, pants should reach the top of your boot.
Avoid showing skin between the hem and top of boots. Not only is it cold in the winter, but a narrow horizontal line is created, which shortens the leg.
Wear long skirts, they should end at the top of boot to visually lengthen the body.
Avoid mid-length skirts that put the focus in on the wider part of the calve, which is not exactly and asset for those of us who aren't supermodels.
Wear short flared skirts, knee length and above. The more space between the hem of your skirt and the top of your boot, the longer the leg appears. If the skirt is longer, and boot shorter, wear hosiery that is similar in color to the boots.
Mid-length Riding Boots
Wear with form fitting pants, a great way to balance larger hips.
Wear mid-length skirts or culottes. Attention goes to the silhouette of the clothing and not the widest part of the calve.
Avoid knee-length skirts that visually short the body with mid-length boots.
Knee Boots and Over the Knee Boots
Wear with form fitting pants that are a darker color with minimal or no pattern, and/or camouflage the hip curve with a longer layer.
Wear long boots with short skirts, dresses and jackets that end where the boot begins for a slimming effect on the leg. (They also do an amazing job of hiding that pasty white knee.)
Wear with longer skirts, especially those of the high/low variety...my personal favorites. This style is fabulous on virtually everyone!
Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 hip kids, and owner of an young pup named Josie Wales.