Q. I like the idea of wearing tall boots with short skirts so my legs don't freeze! However, I think it looks best when the calf of the boot is slim and hugs your lower leg. All of the boots I have tried on are too big for my calves (and I do not have slim calves.) Are the boots supposed to be loose around your leg?
A. It all depends on the style. Generally, most boots are meant to hug your calves, unless they are a slouchy style. It also depends on whether you'll be tucking in jeans, in which case you might need a little extra room. I, too, have had endless problems finding boots that fit my calves - there always seems to be a gaping space. The best solutions I've found have been in suede styles that you pull on rather than zip up. I found gorgeous styles from Stuart Weitzman (pricey) and I found a great leather style that cinches just above the calf from Cole Haan. And the only boots that I've found in the last year that almost hug my calves are from Sacco - they usually make the same styles each year with a different heel height.
Stuart Weitzman 'Bootpoint' Boot
$475 at nordstrom.com
Cole Haan Collection 'Gali Air Short' Boot
$385 at nordstrom.com
Sacco 'Masha' Boot
$325 at saccoshoes.com
What about you? Let us know if you've found boots that fit small calves...