Boots are a must have winter essential, not only does it keep us nice and warm but it keeps us on trend. Choosing the right pair can be daunting to say the least, and if you are anything like me which is short with skinny calves, boot shopping can be a nightmare. Why is it that the shafts of the boots so enormously wide? Am I meant to put both legs into one boot? This intrigues me, and I know that I am not the only one out there facing this dilemma.


The world is filled with people of all shapes and sizes, and as much as the media try to portray what the ideal woman should look like, the truth of the matter is that we are all different. Our difference is what makes us unique and the sooner we begin to embrace the truth, the sooner we are able to live harmoniously with ourselves.


So, instead of destroying our peace and assassinating our self esteem, lets work with what we have so richly been blessed with.


When boot shopping, finding the ideal boot should be about finding one that compliments your body type. If you speak to an image consultant, the advice would be to chose a pair that does not cut off your legs but helps gives you the appearance of longer slimmer legs. Stating that, I am an image consultant and this is my advice to you when choosing your next pair of boots.


Ankle boots are so versatile and can be worn with pants, skirts and dresses, however be cautious when choosing these as they have a tendency to cut your leg off at the ankle. If you are short, I recommend that you pair these with skinny jeans or leggings.

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Calf length boots cut the legs off at the calf, most often they have wider shaft styles which actually gives the impression of wider legs. Try to find a pair that fits your calves, if not perfect then at least a pair that does not make your legs look a toothpick in a jar. I have noticed that most people try to compensate for the wideness by stuffing their jeans into the boots. With all honesty, this does not only look untidy but will also give the impression that you are much heavier than you actually are.


Knee high boots are my absolute favorite as they elongate the legs making them look slimmer and longer, however I must caution you to keep the attire simple to avoid making you come across as “pretty woman”. If you are short, my suggestion is to stay away from boots that have an horizontal details.


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If you are slim and tall, any style boot will be perfect for you and its truly about what you prefer using or which best suits your outfit. If you are tall but curvy, I suggest you stay away from anything above the knee as it may shorten you.


Short, thin ladies, you can get away wearing knee high, calf length and ankle boots, however anything above the knee will shorten you.

If you are short and curvier, my advice is to stay away from calf length boots as these will shorten you.


NOW… go strut your stuff off.