As fall quickly approaches, it’s time to trade in strappy summer sandals for a pair of autumn boots. While it may seem simple to do so, it’s important to keep in mind that not all boots look fabulous on everyone. From tall and lean to petite and curvy, no two co-eds look the same, so here are a few tips in finding boots to flatter your figure best.
For the petite co-ed:
For you petite co-eds, meaning you have a short torso and legs, finding boots that extend the leg length is key. Boots with mid-calf or knee-high shafts have the potential to swallow up your calves and make you look even shorter, so try an ankle boot. For extra height, try an ankle boot with a stacked heel or wedge.
For the pear-shaped co-ed:
You co-eds with pear-shaped bodies tend to have small waists and wider hips, thighs, and calves. To flatter your fuller bottom half, try a pair of sturdy, long-shafted boots like cowboy boots. Anything with a shorter length would cut into the natural shape of your legs, bringing more attention to your bottom half.
For the apple-shaped co-ed:
If you’re an apple-shaped co-ed, you are generally bustier and fuller in the waist, but have slender thighs and calves. To balance out your top and bottom halves, try a slouchy mid-calf boot. The shaft of the boot stops just before the fullest part of your calf so you won’t lose leg length and the slouchy material will give the illusion of thicker ankles. For height, try a mid-calf boot with a heel or wedge.
For the hourglass co-ed:
You co-eds with an hourglass shape have a full bust, smaller waist, and shapely hips and thighs. To accentuate your curvaceous figure try a pair of booties. Both the short staff and sturdiness of booties work together to lengthen the leg and support your voluptuous shape.
For the tall and slender co-ed:
Have narrow shoulders, a long torso, and legs for days? You’re probably a tall and slender co-ed, which means you can get away with those edgy knee-high or over-the-knee boots. Since you’re already tall, avoid boots with heels. Instead, choose something chic like a riding boot for style, support, and no extra height.
What kind of boots do you have your eye on this season? Let us know in the comments section!