To me, there is nothing sexier than a gorgeous Over-The-Knee boot for Fall. While in the past OTK boots were deemed as a bit...well...trampy...today, they are a staple in fashionably advanced women's closets around the globe. Not only do they look amazing with skinny jeans and leggings/jeggings, but if they are the correct proportion to your body and height, they can actually give the illusion of mile long legs..and I mean who doesn't like a little leg elongation? Unfortunately though, in the past, for most "full-figured fashion femme fatales", it was virtually IMPOSSIBLE to locate a well fitting boot, nevermind an OTK boot, that would fit our wide calves; not to mention, actually continue up to our thicker thighs. And the ones that did, usually looked awkward and were oftentimes too tight and super uncomfortable.
But times are "a-changin'" and retailers are finally getting hip to OTK's for the fuller-figured woman as many now offer wider calves, straps and buckles to enable the wearer to adjust calf width and elastic inserts to conform to our curvaceous legs. And although there has been quite a bit of progression in this area, when I set out on my own personal quest for an OTK, COMBAT boot, that would fit my...eh..hemmm...18 1/2 in. calves, I must admit that I was less than hopeful, sort of putting it's existence in the "myth" category, along with "Big Foot" and the "Loch Ness Monster"...
But to my surprise, it only took a few clicks to locate the perfect pair for me at DSW! I was in such disbelief that instead of placing my order online, I decided to call to make sure this wasn't some kind of cruel hoax. "Are they REALLY WIDE CALF, OVER-THE-KNEE, COMBAT BOOTS?" I asked Todd (aka "Tsquared"), my beloved customer service rep. at DSW. "Yes indeed they are Ms. L____ Amor R_________!", he exclaimed in his southern drawl. And even with his kind assurance, I was still skeptical to believe. Could it really be? Would they REALLY fit MY CALVES? Were they REALLY going to look like a COMBAT BOOT as pictured? Would they actually GO OVER MY KNEE?? These questions consumed my thoughts for the next week until THEY finally arrived at my house. Like a kid at Christmas, I feverishly opened the packaging and the box and there they were, in all of their OTK, Combat boot glory. But the question still remained, "Would they actually FIT?"
As they easily glided over my calf and past my knee, I knew I was in LOVE at first try. Needless to say, these boots will be doing some SERIOUS walking this Fall...
Icon Collection Ponte Boyfriend Blazer, Lane Bryant
Braided Strap Racerback Tank, Target.com
Cut Off Denim Shorts, DIY by me
Black Opaque Tights, $15.00 available at Torrid.com
Novelty Dog Tag, $15.00 available at DeLaGuarda.com
Diba Combat Over-The-Knee Wide Calf Boots, see link below
Diba Combat Over-The-Knee Wide Calf Boot, $64.95 available at DSW.com
...And from the looks of these other options below, it is indeed a good day in the world of the "Full-Figured Fashion Femme Fatale"...
Coconuts "Tommy" Over-The-Knee Wide Calf Boot, $179.95 available at DSW.com
"Reagan" Over-The-Knee Moto Boot, $68.00 available at Torrid.com
Wanted "Eiffel" Over-The-Knee Riding Boot, $69.98 available at LoveMyShoes.com
Yoki "Kullie" Over-The-Knee Boot, $49.98 available at LoveMyShoes.com
"Amanda" Black Faux Leather Thigh-High Boot, $68.00 available at Torrid.com
"Annie" Over-the-Knee Flat Boot - Brown, $68.00 available at Torrid.com
Dollhouse "Kelis" Over-The-Knee Riding Boots, $79.99 available at Amazon.com
Stuart Weitzman "Workit" Over-The-Knee Boot, $595.00 available at Nordstrom.com
I mean, don't you just DIE for some of the above options?? D'LISH aren't they?? And completely affordable!
Remember that when shopping for an OTK boot or even a regular tall boot, many retailers are now using elastic paneling in order to accomodate women with wider calves, so the key is to TRY them on. Don't just pass a boot up because the shaft looks too narrow on sight. You never know, they might just be your best purchase yet!
Until Next Time F5's...
P.S. You knew this was coming...lol..."Love TKO"...RIP Teddy P.!!! :)
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