Here's How To Pick The Right Boots For Your Body Type

They're not one-size-fits-all.


If we could only pick one winter wardrobe essential, it would definitely be a great pair of boots. They’re super versatile and add a cool edge to any outfit – whether you’re pairing them with jeans and a denim jacket or a girly dress and tights.
But the thing about boots is that there are so many different types to choose from. Ankle-length, over-the-knee, stiletto heel, lace-up, block heel…the list goes on! Unfortunately, unlike the perfect red lippy that suits everyone, you can’t really employ a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to choosing boots.
In fact, they’re more like a flattering swimsuit or pair of jeans — different styles suit different body types. So, to help you pick out a pair that makes your legs look shapely and a mile long, we’ve put together a guide to the best boots for your body type.


If you’re living proof of the ‘good things come in small packages’ proverb, chances are you’ll want to add a bit of length to your legs. Ankle boots with a heel are your friend, as they’ll fake a bit of height but won’t cut your legs off in a bad spot (making them look shorter.) Oh, and if you thought long boots were out of the question due to your small stature, we’ve got good news for you! Styles that end just before the knee can actually be really flattering on petite body types (just opt for ones with a heel.) Try the Rosie by Nina Armando boots.

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Tall with slim legs

Congratulations, you hit the jackpot – tall ladies with slim legs can rock pretty much any type of boots. However, over-the-knee thigh high styles are the holy grail for this body type. They’ll show off your long legs while adding the illusion of a bit of curve to your thighs. Some thin ladies do notice that long boots are too loose around the thighs — so if this is you, consider opting for a lace-up pair. Try the Wittner Hailey boots.

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So, you’ve been working hard in the gym and have built up some serious muscle in your gams. You go, girl! Chances are, you want to show off your hard work without making your legs look too stout (especially if you’re on the shorter end of the spectrum.) Heels are a must, as they’ll contract the muscles in your legs. Much like with petite ladies, you’ll want to opt for a low cut, so as to not cut off your legs. Try the Lipstik Marvel ankle boots.

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Tall and curvy

If you’ve been blessed with both height and curves (lucky!) your calves may be on the wider side. Stretchy thigh-high boots are a great choice for you, as they’ll fit the legs nicely while showing off your curves. Thanks to your height, you can opt for both flat or heeled boots! But if you are going to go for heels, opt for block or wedge rather than thin — as these tend to be more flattering on voluptuous body types. Try the Windsor Smith Geneve boots.

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