I was contemplating whether or not I wanted to invest in some over the knee (OTK) boots, because I’m short. I figured that wearing the OTK boots would make me appear extremely short (for reference I am 5”1) as if I wanted to be any shorter, right? But after seeing many of my fellow bloggers who are about my height rock the OTK look I figured I would give it a try.
There were several observations I made from myself and other petite females when wearing OTK boots. I hope you find these tips helpful when picking out the right outfit when wearing your OTK boots.
- HEELS OVER FLATS
When wearing OTK boots you want to consider a pair that has heels. Being a petite gal like myself, heels can create extra length to your body figure. I have also seen and read that heels are also VERY flattering for women with curves. Another reason to get a pair with heels, huh?
- SHOW SOME SKIN
Another thing I recommend trying out when wearing these OTK is switching your pants for a cute skirt or dress. When wearing the OTK boots with a dress or skirt make sure you add some inches between your thighs and boots to create an illusion that increases your body length.
- SNUGGED FIT
Finding the perfect fit can be challenging for anyone especially, for short gals like us. You want to make sure you find a pair of OTK boots that are fitted and snugged around the calves. Having loose and baggy space in your calves can create bad downward attention to your outfit. I have linked several boots that I have seen on myself, family and other fellow bloggers that seem to fit fitted.
- DARK BOTTOMS
Okay so we all know that wearing dark colors makes you look slimmer, but I have also seen and read that is can add extra length making you appear taller. No wonder I have wanted to wear my black leggings and denim with these boots lately. I just feel a lot sexier and heck a lot thinner too. LOL. I also tried these boots with white jeans the other day and even though I liked it, I was so self-conscious about how wide my hips appeared with the OTK boots. I guess if you feel it, then Rock it girl!
- COLOR CODE
When wearing OTK boots with any outfit consider wearing the same color scheme to create an illusion of a longer line. I know for my situation I have a long torso so by wearing OTK boots I want to make sure that my length of legs does not look shorter than my body so color coding helps my figure!
Okay, so ideally don’t always think that wearing an outfit must make you look taller. As long as you embrace your figure and feel confident in how you style your OTK boots, I say ROCK IT! Everyone has their own sense of style and I think that alone truly makes everyone stand out individually. I only hope that by sharing my personal tips and opinions, you too can feel as confident.
What style do you all prefer when wearing OTK boots?
Left to Right OTK Boots
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