Need Some Wide Leg Boots?
Check out the top wide leg boot stores online:
Before I start I just want to mention that even though this post refers to women – the links here are great for men’s boots too!
No matter what size clothing you wear, a pair of fabulous boots can tie together any outfit. Unfortunately, not all boots are made equal; just like women with curves may have to go to specialty stores to find clothing that fits and flatters our body shape, some plus-size women may have trouble finding wide leg boots that fit properly around the calf. If you’ve been dying for a hot pair of boots, don’t despair – your perfect wide leg boots are out there, just waiting to be found.
Start by measuring around the widest part of your calf in inches; this will help you know what you’re looking for. The best specialty boot stores give the calf size for all their boots, letting you pick out ones that should fit you best. If you don’t already know your shoe size, then you also might want to visit a shoe store for a proper fitting first. While many stores have good return policies, it’s always best if you get the right size boots on your first try!
When you’ve got your measurements ready, it’s time to start looking. Think first about what you want in a boot – what kind of look are you going for? Do you want sleek, black leather that fits snugly? Something funky with lots of details? These days, online boot stores have a huge variety of styles, so it always helps to have a picture in mind of what you want before you start. On the other hand, shopping is always fun, so just browsing is great too.
There are several specialty internet stores that cater to wide leg customers. For example WideWidths.com
In addition, lots of popular shoe stores, and many online retailers have special wide leg boots sections. Try search terms like ‘wide calves’, ‘wide calf boots’, and ‘plus size boots’, to find more options. Make sure, though, that the ‘wide leg boots’ you’re looking at are wide calf, and not just wide foot, and be wary when ordering from a site that doesn’t specify how wide the calf of the boots actually are.
Great stores to try are:
If you see a pair of wide leg boots that you really love, but aren’t sure if they will fit, you do have a few options. If they are only one or two inches smaller than your calf, you can get them stretched or altered at a shoemakers. In addition, lots of wide leg boots come with elastic inserts, so they might comfortably stretch to fit you without any alterations. However, if it’s more than a one or two inch difference, it’s probably wiser to look for another great style that’s more likely to fit. And if you do decide to try a pair that’s listed a bit smaller than your measurements, make sure the online store has a good return policy, just in case.
Once your wide leg boots come, try them on to make sure they fit, and don’t be afraid to send back a pair that aren’t comfortable – when you buy a nice pair of boots, the two most important points are that they fit you well, and that they go with your style. Never settle for something that’s ‘almost good enough’, whether it’s a pair of boots, a skirt, a bra, or anything!
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