There’s just something about over-the-knee boots that make them perfect for staying chic on cold winter days. But whether it’s the sleek look that you get with over-the-knee-boots, or the extra warmth they can bring it, there’s one thing in common that brings us to wear them: the style. The only problem is that unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with long legs. The good news though, is that while long legs makes wearing these boots look effortless, at the end of the day, it all comes down to how to style them. That is, if done right, over the knee boots for petites can be just as easy and effortless.
First, you’ll want to know the basics on how to wear over the knee boots. Perhaps one of the most important factors when it comes to wearing them is the fit. You wouldn’t want to wear pair that are too tight or too loose. Instead, make sure to find a pair that fit just right, with about an inch or two of space between your thighs and the boot. You’ll want this bit of extra room, not just for the sake of your own comfort, but also because having a right fit in any type of clothing is the key to looking both slimmer and taller. Also, look for over the knee boots with heels, as the heel will not only give you the extra height, but can also help give the illusion of longer legs (as in the case of any heeled shoe).
Another key factor when it comes to styling over the knee boots for petites is what you wear with the boots. You’ll want to avoid loose, flowing, or baggy clothing. Instead opt for streamlined and fitted clothing such as skinny jeans, pencil skirts and structured jackets. This will help show off your body proportions so that you won’t end up looking disproportional.
If you wear shorts or a skirt, try to keep the length of the bottoms an inch or two above the highest part of the over the knee boots. With shorts, a few inches of exposed skin (from the thigh to above the knee) will help you from looking shorter by creating an illusion of having long legs. For a skirt, you’ll want to avoid having the skirt cover the top part of the boots. Instead, wear a skirt with a length is above the knee (thus leaving an inch or more of exposed skin.) Keep in mind that the leggings or tights should be a different color than the boots so that there is still the contrast of color.
Overall, the key on how to wear over the knee boots is the right fit—in both outfit and shoe—and color coordination. While it does take a bit of outfit planning, wearing over-the-knee boots really can be easy and effortless. Shop our favorite styles below!