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I have given up on wellies, but heartily recommend the [http://www.cottontraders.com/highland-waterproof-boot/invt/aq11079 waterproof boots]] or [http://www.cottontraders.com/faux-fur-lined-boots/invt/aq10502 these]] both from that not at all well known fashionable retailer Cotton Traders.
Yes, you may be wearing the same things as a 75 year old woman who wears 'slacks' but your feet will be toasty warm and dry!
Asda do shorter wellies. I'm a 14 but have large calves and these are loose like wellies should be can easily tuck trousers in and wear thick socks. My sister who is a size 26 can wear them too. They finish just before the widest part of the calf so are still good for muddy walks Tec.
Joules sell one's that are no higher than an ankle boot but you couldn't tuck trousers into them you'd have to tuck them into socks.
I have a pair of men's neoprene Le Chameau boots with a zip. Not cheap but really well made and so comfy - the zip seems to make all the difference, esp when it comes to getting them off after a muddy walk. The nice man in the shop said that, actually, quite a lot of their female customers went for men's boots, to make room for jeans, socks, etc.
The lace-up Ilse Jacobsen are very accommodating to the larger of calf, come in some good colours (or they used to) and are quite elegant enough for anything you might want to do in town or country. Apparently the editor of Vogue has them in grey!!
I loved mine, but found after three years, that the treat wore shallow and they became unsuitable for rough terrain.