How To Wear Over The Knee Boots When You’re Petite

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

It’s official.  I’m obsessed with Vince Camuto.  This is the second pair of over the knee boots within the last month (see previous post HERE) and it’s confirmed – my favorite brand for booties and boots.  As you know I’ve been raving about the Franell ankle booties for years (so glad they brought them back) and now I’m loving their OTK boots!  It’s such a struggle finding petite friendly boots especially over the knee boots that don’t fall down.

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

I’ve been wanting a pair of boots in this exact color for so long and now I can finally check it off the list.  This taupe color is perfection and will go with everything!  I also needed a pair that I could wear all day while chasing a toddler around and not have to worry about my feet aching. #momlife

The stacked 2.5″ heel is just the right height – low enough to be comfortable and tall enough to give me a little boost.

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

If you have short legs, you know what I’m talking about when I say the #struggleisreal when it comes to shopping for over the knee boots.  They’re usually too tall or too wide.  These boots have a shaft height of 22.75″ and similar to my black flat OTK boots (see HERE).

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

The best part about these boots?  They have a small circumference!  Yay!  It measures 13.5″ which is SO RARE to see these days.  Most boots have a 15″ and sometimes you see 14″ but rarely do you ever see 13.5″.  I was cautiously excited and as soon as I put them on, I may have done a happy dance. 🙂

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

The material is microsuede (faux suede) but looks and feels like real suede.  I don’t mind microsuede at all – easier to maintain and you don’t have to worry about ruining the material.

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

You’re probably wondering…do these actually stay in place throughout the day?  It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to over the knee boots – constantly pulling them up (so frustrating).  These actually stay put.  Hooray!  There aren’t any laces to fuss with and snug enough that you don’t have to constantly adjust them.  In full disclosure I only wore these over jeans so I’m not 100% how they stay up on bare legs.  I’ll try doing that next time I wear them and report back.

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

Most over the knee boots are very difficult to put on and take off.  I’m happy to report that you don’t have to wiggle in and out or do a funky chicken dance while trying to take them off (lol).  The side zip closure makes it super easy!

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

I’ve been asked so many times, can petite women wear over the knee boots?  Heck yes!  Just because we don’t have mile long legs doesn’t mean we can’t wear tall boots.  As long as you find the right fit, OTK boots can elongate your legs and even make you look tall.  Say what?  Yes.  Get a pair.  Do it.  I love wearing them but the trick is finding a pair that fits your calves and thighs properly.

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

In case you need some other options, I rounded up some of my favorite boots and booties:

Vince Camuto Favorites

petite cable knit poncho over the knee boots neutral fall outfit

Boots: c/o Vince Camuto Kantha over the knee boots | Jeans: Topshop petite white ankle jeans (similar HERE) | Sweater: c/o Faux suede trim poncho sweater | Shirt: Ann Taylor striped shirt (similar HERE) | Hat: Wool floppy hat | Purse: Gucci soho disco bag

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  1. Hi Annie! I’ve been a long time follower! I’m also a petite blogger and I have the same trouble finding OTKs that fit right………..either the circumference is too big or they end up too tall to wear with skirts. Recently I found the Cayla boots which are Dolce Vita for Target and I was shocked. I tried them on in stored and they are so narrow and fit like a glove……plus they are not too high! Check them out because they come in two colors and people are raving about them in the reviews. My only issue was that they dont have ties ……however they do stay up so its ok!

    Seriously perfect for tiny gals like us…..i actually bought both colors and you cant beat the price!

    • Hi! Thanks for your comment about the DV Cayla boots from Target. They are perfect for petites 🙂 Question for you. When I wear them, there is a firm piece of material just above the heel before the soft part of the shaft and it keeps digging into the back of my leg. I tried to wear longer socks and pull my jeans down but it still hurts. Do you have this issue and if so, how did you remedy it? Thanks!

  2. Also i don’t believe they carry the Taupe color in store but the fit is identical. I picked up the black ones in store and they are insanely perfect …..pretty sure this circumference is under 13 and the shaft height is 22″

  3. Hi, I am one the regular reader of your blog. You have cover up many problems which we face while styling.
    Just want to ask, what should be comfortable height for over the knee boots for petites.

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