The Best 2016 Over The Knee Boots For Short Legs

If you're petite, over the knee boots can be tricky. To be fair, they're tricky for everyone (with the possible exception of runway models) — but there's an extra level of difficulty for us short-legged gals. So, what are the best over the knee boots for short legs? They're quite the statement, and they can definitely overwhelm a smaller frame, so how can you make them work?

Luckily, they're not out of the question. They're difficult, sure, but there are lots of ways to work extra-tall boots into your outfit — even if you don't happen to be extra-tall yourself. Michelle Scanga of Who What Wear has some good tips — she recommends going for a nice high heel, and looking for boots relatively free of hardware for a sleek and streamlined look. Along those lines, slim-fitting boots also tend to be more sleek on short legs than some of the baggier styles, and a minimalist black tends to have a metropolitan and stylish look.

When it comes down to it, every over the knee boot is different, and the main goal is to find one that works for you. It might take a little bit of a Princess and the Pea-type attitude, but it's totally possible to find one that works with your frame, whether that means a height-boosting mega-platform, a super-stretchy faux suede to show off your calves, or a classic look that just happens to be the perfect over the knee height.

1. Franco Sarto Kerri Over the Knee Boot

Franco Sarto Kerri Over the Knee Boot, $199, Amazon

Wear these, and you're basically a superhero.

2. ASOS KALI Creeper Over The Knee Boots

Creeper Over The Knee Boots, $98, Asos

Loving the creepers trend that's been sweeping the nation? Well, these boots are a cool take on the popular look.

3. Sam Edelman Women's Jacob Riding Boot

Sam Edelman Women's Jacob Riding Boot, $142, Amazon

For a more equestrian vibe, these coffee-colored boots are perfect. They've got a classic look, and the buckle at the top allows you to adjust them to fit your legs both comfortably and chicly.

4. Jessica Simpson Women's Ebyy Winter Boot

Jessica Simpson Women's Ebyy Winter Boot, $227, Amazon

If anyone knows something about the best boots for petite women, well, it's Jessica Simpson. These are the perfect amount of slouchy, and they hit at just the right point over your knee.

5. Tory Burch 'Caitlin' Over the Knee Boot

Tory Burch 'Caitlin' Over the Knee Boot, $550, Amazon

Simple, sleek, and totally easy to pull off.

6. Zara Velvet Over the Knee High Heel Boots

Zara Velvet Over the Knee High Heel Boots, $97, Amazon

These red velvet boots are Sailor Moon meets Wonder Woman meets '70s glamour.

7. SpyLoveBuy Wistle Platform Block Heel Over Knee Tall Boots

Women's Platform Block Heel Over Knee Tall Boots, $46, Amazon

These ultra-stretchy boots adjust to the contour of your legs for a slim-fitting look, and the platforms keep them comfy (and a little edgy).

8. Dolce Vita Women's Cliff Western Boot

Dolce Vita Women's Cliff Western Boot, $152, Amazon

Boho and a little cowgirl-esque is yet another fun way to take the over the knee boot trend.

9. Topshop CAPRI Injected High Knee Sock Boots

Topshop CAPRI Injected High Knee Sock Boots, $130, Topshop

These boots definitely live up to their "knee sock" moniker, for a super stylish, streamlined look.

10. Jeffrey Campbell Besos Lug Sole Over-The-Knee Boots

Jeffrey Campbell Besos Boots, $160, Amazon

Cultivating a tough image? Take these heavy-soled ever-so-slightly slouchy thigh-highs out for a spin.

11. Jeffrey Campbell Cienega Over-the-Knee Boot - Studded

Jeffrey Campbell Cienega Over-the-Knee Boot - Studded, $235, nastygal

Hey, as long as you're making a fashion statement, why not go all out?

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