* Knee-high boots can give the illusion of slimmer calves and legs, if you have wider calves, try looking for boots that stretch for a good fit, such as leather. Zappos.com has an option where you can search for boots by calf sizes and also offer extended calf sizes. There are also a couple of companies in the UK that offer custom boots to fit your calves, plus they ship to the US.
* If you are short, try to stay away from the slouchier style as these might not be that flattering, instead go for a knee-high boot with a heel to help elongate the leg.
* If planning on tucking your jeans inside your boots make sure you pick a boot that has a roomy fit.
* To avoid looking like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (this is just a nicer way of saying to avoid looking kindda sluttyish) when pairing the boots with a mini skirt, opt for wearing opaque tights underneath.
Here are some affordable styles.
JS by Jessica Simpson Fembot Boots, DSW, $99.95
Suede Over-the-Knee Boots, Charlotte Russe, $39.99
(Also comes in black and grey)
Colin Stuart Suede Boot, Victoria's Secret, $149