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Best style of boots for short legs and slightly chunky calves?

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happyhorse Sun 11-Nov-12 10:40:41

I can't seem to find anything that looks right on me. I mainly wear jeans, straight or skinny, but also want boots that would look good with opaque tights and dresses. I also need to be able to walk in them.

Can anyone give me some pointers so that I don't end up looking frumpy or ridiculously try hard?

deweydells Sun 11-Nov-12 12:58:47

marking my place - am also interested in this!

colditz Sun 11-Nov-12 12:59:12

Cowboy boots?

RikersBeard Sun 11-Nov-12 13:12:30

I think the current ankle boot trend is not helpful to those who are short/chunky of leg. Anything which chops them off makes them look shorter.

IMHO long boots work better, especially with a heel, and very especially if worn with tights of the same colour as the boot. With jeans it's not such a problem, but I also think it helps if the boots have a bit of bulk to them, from a turnover, straps etc. as it makes it look like the bulk is from the boot not your legsmile

Slim flats, or dark ankles worn with bare/pale legs not good.

happyhorse Sun 11-Nov-12 17:23:24

Thanks Rikersbeard (love the name, I'm more of a Picard's bald head girl myself). I shall take on board the chunky boot advice and go for as much of a heel as I can walk in.

mirpuppet Sun 11-Nov-12 18:01:07

I agree not ankle boots -- unless worn with jeans or trousers.

doublenougat Sun 11-Nov-12 18:15:07

shoeboots, with tights the same colour, might be the answer
for more dressy occasions.

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