Do you love the look of thigh-high boots but have difficulties finding ones that fit your legs comfortably? If so, you share a problem with many other plus size women. Often it is difficult to find large size women's fashionable boots that fit fuller calves and thighs. Knowing where to shop and how to wear these bold boot styles can help you find the right look, from sexy and seductive to fun and funky.
Where to Find Thigh-High Boots in Plus Sizes
You might not be able to walk into your average department store or retail chain to find plus size thigh high boots, but that doesn't mean that several styles aren't well within your reach. Step outside of the norm and visit lingerie stores, costume shops, consignment stores and online boutiques to find thigh high boots that flatter your figure.
Check out some of the best places to purchase:
- Woman Within offers a variety of thigh-high boot styles in large widths and sizes. Available styles include: flat, riding boots with suede, ruching and buckles.
- Pierre Silber has wide boots up to a size 16. Shop for boots with platform lucite bottoms, buckles and chunky heels.
- Fantasia Wear offers several styles of plus size over-the-knee boots. Available looks include: spiked 4-inch heels, platforms, leather, and lace-up.
- A variety of thigh-high boots in plus sizes are available from Funky Pair in sizes up to 16. Colors include hot or baby pink, silver and gold.
- Sin City Playwear has thigh-high boots to fit calves up to 19 inches and thighs measuring up to 26 inches. Available styles include: those with spiked heels, patent leather and laces.
- Funky Boutique offers a variety of styles in sizes up to 15. Available looks include: leather boots that lace-up the back, shiny boots, and unique patterned boots.
- 3Wishes stocks stylish high boots in a variety of colors and heel heights. Available styles include: sequin boots, stilleto heel boots, and buckle-embellished looks.
- Torrid is ideal for younger women who want trendy styles at an affordable price. Find styles with a 4-inch heel, platform boots and front lace-up boots.
- Sinful Shoes has a large stock of sleek styled stretch patent leather thigh high boots in black, white or red have a chunky 5-inch heel and platform toe.
Take the width into consideration if you plan to wear your boots over jeans or leggings because you will need more room for the best fit. Also keep in mind where you'll be wearing your boots, as this will dictate the style you choose. For instance, patent leather, lace-up styles would be inappropriate for day.
How to Wear Them
Thigh-high boots are known for their overly sexy, sometimes risque nature, so it's essential that you wear them with the proper clothing and at the proper times. Probably the biggest no-no when it comes to this style, especially when you're plus size, is that you shouldn't wear them with a mini skirt or dress. This is because you are tackling two extremes; the short length of the skirt/dress paired with the tall length of the boot is overkill and can look kind of trashy. However, skirts and dresses that fall just above the knee work quite well because most of your leg is covered, but enough is exposed to see the thigh high boot.
To get the most out of your boots, feel free to wear them with as many pairs of jeans and leggings as you like because they lengthen the leg. Reserve flashier styles for the nighttime like lace-up, bright colors and patent leather. While leather, dark/neutral colors and minimal details are great for day wear.
Wear Your Boots with Style
Although over-the-knee boots often bring to mind images of sexy bedroom scenes, they also are great to wear out of the bedroom. Don a sassy pair for a night out on the town dressed in your favorite club wear. Slide your comfortable thigh highs over tights and wear them with your favorite skirt or with jeans. Wear them on a cold wintry day for extra warmth or simply because you love the look. Whether you want to make a fashion statement, spice up your love life or simply enjoy the stylish look of beautiful boots, you are sure to find a pair of thigh-high boots that will fit perfectly on your legs and into your fashion wardrobe.