There’s just something about over the knee boots that make them perfect for staying chic on cold winter days. The only problem is that unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with long legs. Petite women often find that over the knee boots can overwhelm their smaller stature or make them look frumpy. But if styled correctly, over the knee boots can even make your legs look longer! Here’s how to style over the knee boots as a petite.
Go Slouchy on Top, But Tailored on Bottom
If you’ve ever tried zipping up or putting on boots when wearing loose pants, you know the struggle. Over the knee boots are often very slim and have narrow openings, so you want to keep whatever you’re wearing on the bottom slim and thin, too. Opt for leggings, skinny jeans, or tights (if wearing a skirt or dress).
On top, you can wear something looser or baggier — in fact, it’s encouraged! A slouchy sweater, oversized tee, or long coat all look great paired with over the knee boots.
Choose a Nude Shade That Mimics Your Skintone
In a dream world, we’d have a pair of OTK boots in every color. But if you can only buy one shade, opt for a tan, beige, or brown. This will elongate your legs and give the illusion of height (just like wearing nude heels does with bare legs). The best part? The nude shade literally goes with everything and will match practically any outfit.
Match Your Boots to Your Bottoms
Similar to the tip above, to elongate your frame, wear dark jeans or leggings with your black or gray boots.
Show Some Skin
If you’re wearing over the knee boots with a skirt or dress, leave an inch (or 3) of bare skin peeking through. If your hem hits too low (or directly matching the start of your boots), it will visually cut you off.
Pair Them With a Cropped Jacket
A cropped jacket draws the eye upwards and balances out your middle. A cropped jacket + tall boots is a winning combo for petite ladies.
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