Make Your Legs Look Longer While Wearing Flats – Part 3

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +



Here we go…the last part of the series on leg-lengthening while wearing flats.  You can find a list of key pieces, as well as other styling tips in Part 1 and Part 2.

Today?  Let's talk about my most unexpected find:  Over-the-knee flat boots.  

Over-the-knee boots help to create a long, lean line…making your legs look longer.  The key is getting the proportions right.  I wouldn't worry so much about how high they come up your leg….the trick is to pair your over-the-knee boots with tops (or skirts) that still show off at least 2-3 inches of leg.   Let's get into it, shall we?

Try This:



I just can't quit my headscarves.  I think I got used to the fun pop of color…..



To Recreate: 

What I'm Wearing:

cardi: Banana Republic (old)….similar

dress: Clu (old)….similar

scarf: JCrew (old)…similar

necklace: Macramania….similar

boots: Nine West (sold out)….but these are – hands down – the best


Try This:

Don't want to show so much skin?  No problem.  Opt for skinny jeans that fit like leggings (I like Levi's 535 for this)…or just wear leggings. 







To Recreate: 

What I'm Wearing:

Blazer: J.Crew

Short, swingy Cardigan: old…similar at Nordstrom

Skinny jeans: Levi 535

Peplum top: Anthropologie (old)…try the gorgeous seafoam green Suno find or this little strapless number (it's actually from Gap…I wore it here)

Trapeze Top: Suno (old)…love Loft's 

(everything else is linked with the first outfit)


Is anyone else LOVING their flat, over-the-knee boots?  I'd love to see some pics (hint, hint).

Also, I'd love some feedback on how best to communicate the shopping-enabler links.  Do you like the Shop the Post widget?  Last time we tried this, it didn't render properly on phones, so this time I included both text links and the widget.  Thoughts?  




About Author

Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

Shop Shana's Closet


  1. I have a pair of over the knee black boots that I haven’t worn yet and I can’t seem to get them right with jeans. I am realizing that maybe I was pairing them with denim that is to dark, as yours look adorable with the jean leggings you have on. Now to see how they look with a big ole’ pregnant belly 🙂

  2. I’d love the details on your necklace in the first picture- I find long necklaces are most flattering on me- I’m flat chested, tall with a little pooch- somehow it works, even though you’d think the long necklace would be worse.
    And, I LOVE the boots you linked to- however I don’t think I can justify this with CPW. Any other ideas for ones that are as fabulous at a lower price point?
    Shana- you look like a rock star as always. So gorgeous- inside and out!!! xo

  3. LOVE the idea of buttoning a blazer higher. Brilliant, lady! I’m a blazer gal. That scarf is fabulous, too. Thank ya thank ya for these 3 posts!

  4. Hi Shana
    Great ideas. I always thought those boots were for tall women. Thank you for showing me otherwise.
    Also..I love those cardigans! I am trying like crazy to find a similar long one and just can’t!
    Can you tell me who makes the short striped cardi? Looking on ebay..:)
    And that necklace “!! Awesome! Once again thank you for all you do. :

  5. That gray one is an ancient banana republic find…..if I find one similar, I’ll let you know.
    The short striped one is by Qi cashmere. I haven’t found anything similar, but they typically do some really interesting things with cashmere – I think you’ll like them in general.

  6. My thighs are not very ahem thin. So I worry that over the knee boots will just highlight that fact.
    I mostly read in my phone and I like to see where stuff is from and how much it is without having to click to another site. Then I can click over only if I know I’m going to buy. (Otherwise I have trouble getting back to finish reading. Or laziness. . .)

  7. I like the text links because mostly I’m reading from my phone. I’ve been too whimsy to try over the knee boots, but they look great! Plus I already have those 535 jeans based on your past posts 🙂
    BTW, your makeup looks beautiful!

Leave a Reply