The Fitting Room: Find Your Most Flattering Boot

Ah, boots. I’m a firm believer that a girl can never have too many pairs. But shopping for the fall staple is more of an art form than you’d think. So instead of just popping on and snapping up every last lovely in sight, consider this question: Will these boots work for me? Here’s to finding the ones that will:

The Bootie: 
I envy girls who can pull off a sultry bootie, but they just don’t work for my pear shape. But if your legs – or ankles – are your favorite asset, a sky-high, low-cut bootie adds insta-glam. Tip: Try one in the same color as your tights (black on black is best) to make legs look miles long.

The Riding Boot: 
Nothing says fall like riding boots, denim, and a nubby sweater. If your legs are short, opt for a pair that hits right below the knee for added length. If your ankles are on the thicker side, try a boot with hardware around the ankle to keep calves looking streamlined.

The Over-the-Knee Boot:
It’s undeniable – over-the-knees are made for strutting. Tall women can work them best (try flat-heeled styles; you have the length to pull them off). But don’t say nay if your legs are on the shorter side – simply opt for a heeled boot in the same color as your pants. Curvier women, try a thick cuff and make sure it hits right below the slimmest part of your thigh.

The Wedge:
Not only is the wedge easier to walk in than a simple heel, it’s also amazingly slimming. A thick wedge adds great balance to a curvier silhouette, a thinner-heeled wedge is perfectly suited for more petite frames, and a platform style works wonders on short legs.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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October 8, 2012