When the weather turns chilly, a comfortable pair of boots is always a nice addition to any winter wardrobe. Finding plus-sized clothing has its own challenges, but shopping for boots is often trickier, because they fit each women differently based on calf measurements. Wide-calved boots, made specifically for women with larger calf muscles, slim down the leg and complement pants and even dresses through the fall and winter months. Just as you shop for flattering silhouettes for your figure, looking your best when it comes to boots depends on the fit and style. A few tips will make shopping for boots a little easier the next time you head out to the store:
Measure your calf muscle at the widest point and keep record of those measurements so you know exactly what to look for when you go shopping. Knowing your calf width, in addition to foot size, will help make online ordering even easier. The general shape of your calf will also help you find boots that flatter the leg – for example, if your ankle tapers down from the calf, a snug pair of boots will fit and look better than an Ugg-type boot. Another important measurement is that of the foot itself. Wrap a measuring tape around the widest part of the foot to determine if you have wide or narrow feet – this measurement will make all the difference in the world when you wear your boots.
Order a size larger than your measurements if you are under 5’3” because the ankles are typically thicker on shorter legs than those who have longer legs. Ordering a size larger will ensure a comfortable fit and won’t cut into the leg when walking.
Check out the online options when it comes to purchasing wide-calf boots. While there may be a few styles at specialty stores, there are endless options online for all occasions and styles. Many of the online shoe stores offer free shipping and returns, so you don’t have to worry about the hassle if the shoe does not fit as you expect. These online stores offer a vast array of sizes, so whether you have wide or narrow feet, there will be something that fits you amazingly.
Just because you are plus-sized does not mean you can’t have every bit as fashionable options as everyone else. Look for chic boots to pair with jeans and blazers for fall, or look for warmer, faux-fur lined boots to keep your feet warm in the colder months.