Wednesday, 15 February 2017
OUTFIT | OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS FOR THICK CALVES
Growing up, I was never able to fit into knee-high or over-the-knee boots due to my large calves. Being a UK size 12-14, I've always had this problem where in general a size L would be too tight on my bottom half but plus sizes were too big. So I was balancing awkwardly between what's deemed 'regular' and 'plus' sized (which I'll probably talk about more in another blog post) but regardless, in terms of how boots were being designed and manufactured, apparently my calves were disproportionately wider than the rest of my legs. Last year when the black over-the-knee boot emerged and started having it's moment, I immediately shut down any notion of dipping my toes into the trend. That is until I saw blogger/youtuber Gracie Francesa style up a pair on her blog. She mentioned that these ones from ASOS somehow managed to fit her legs when no others had previously so I took the plunge and decided to order them and try them out. It's true, the ASOS ones were made of a stretchy faux suede material and I could hardly describe the feeling that came over me the moment I succeeded in pulling those boots up and over my calves.
Now that these sassy strutters are popping up all over the place, I'm pleased to find that ASOS currently stock a great range of wide fit over-the-knee boots to tickle every curvy gal's fancy. I thought I'd go with a nude colour for my second pair of OTKs: they look so nice over jeans and I'm already conjuring up some serious Parisian chic vibes with them styled under pink dresses and also imagining how leg-lengthening they'd be on bare legs over the warmer months. If you're like me and have struggled with buying high boots, I'd definitely recommend giving these types a go.