Every girl loves a great pair of boots, and the curvy girl is no exception. The problem is, with a fuller calf, it's not always easy for her to find the perfect fit. But great style exists at every size, and there is a wider selection of boots with larger calves on the market now than ever before. It's all about knowing which looks work best on lusher gams.
Here are a few styles that are sure to make for just the right pair:
OVER-THE-KNEE: Over-the-knee boots are not reserved for narrow legs. They are usually wider at the top, giving the thigh room to breathe, and a stretchier fabric will make a boot snug, not constricting. These Ros Hommerson wide-width leather boots (above) are super sexy and right on-trend. $270, widewidths.com.
STRETCHY: Boots with at least a bit of elastic on the calf will offer more room in the leg than full leather ones. The beauty in this style is that you won't need to search for special sizes. Also, there are a number of stretchy styles that have leather in front, so you can get the comfort you need and a luxe look. Take an example from Jennifer Hudson, below.
EQUESTRIAN: Riding boots are big right now. The fabric on this style by Silhouettes ($149, silhouettes.com) is stiff enough that it won't lose its shape.
1) Avoid any type of knee boot that is made entirely of soft, non-stretch fabric. They tend to lose their shape and will begin to sag around the ankles.
2) If you want to ensure a proper fit, measure around your calf where it's the widest. You can take this measurement with you when you shop, and some online stores provide calf width information on a boot's item description page.
3) Know that you can get most leather boots stretched, usually up to one inch, at a good shoe repair shop - for those boots that you really love that are too snug in the calf.
See how the celebs do it here!