Tall boots typically have a shaft height of roughly 16". On a petite mom like J (pictured goofin' around, next to a very pregnant me at left) 16" would probably hit very close to her kneecap. Which is what gives tiny moms the whole "little girl in my mommy's boots" look.
J solved this problem perfectly by going for a pair of Frye Harness boots (in a gorgeous charcoal color).
On a such a petite frame, the 12" shaft height is plenty, but still tall enough to style like any other "tall boot".
However, things do get a bit tricky.
Mid-rise boots have a roughly 8" shaft…going all the way up to 10". I think even the shortest of moms would do best to stick with at least a 12" shaft height for their tall boot option. Else, the styling (and look) will be that of a mid-rise boot.
Shorter moms should look for tall boots that have a shaft height of anywhere between 12" and the normal 16" for the best tall boot look.
Here are a few tall boot options that have shaft heights that range from 12" – 15":
$160 - piperlime.gap.com
$169 - piperlime.gap.com
Thanks, J! Am SO loving those boots!