Wide Calf Thigh High Boots

Every year without fail, I get asked about one particular item in my wardrobe: my wide calf thigh high boots. I found them four years ago on a total whim when I was out shopping with my mom who ironically encouraged me to try them on. I wore them initially to a New Year's Eve party and I certainly wouldn't recommend breaking in a heel like this for the first time on a night like that. Let's just say, I spent a good chunk of my night scoping out available places to sit. 

I've worn these wide calf thigh high boots on my blog every year and one of the images of me in these boots is now one of the top search results for the word "feminist." I am not mad about that at all (even though that same image has been used for countless hateful memes). 

Thigh High Wide Calf Boots

My ideal way to style thigh high wide calf boots has not changed since I first wore them. I usually opt to wear either short shorts or go sans pants completely. And this year was no different. 

wide calf thigh high boots

wide calf thigh high boots

As people have loved to point out to me, these boots don't come that high up on my thighs. But considering that most boots barely go over my ankle and these do cover the top of my knee cap into my thigh, these are thigh high boots for me goddammit. And also, the term "over the knee wide calf boots" has been used to describe this style and that seems fitting as well for the fact that no one is really truly making thigh high boots for thick thighs YET. 

wide calf thigh high boots

My calves measure 19 inches but my thigh measurement right above my calf is closer to 24 inches. These don't have zippers but rather a stretch back so you can pull them on. The stretch to these over the knee wide calf boots makes ALL the difference when it comes to covering that additional five inches.

wide calf thigh high boots

I paired the boots with the Rebdolls Extra Long Sweatshirt (available up to 4X) and a plus size suede belt from Rainbow. Catch the outfit details below! 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Extra Long Sweatshirt, Rebdolls

Plus Size Embellished Waist Belt in Faux Suede, Rainbow

Gold Hoop Earrings, Ready to Stare

Black Wide Calf Thigh High Boots, Dots (SIMILAR OPTIONS BELOW!) 

wide calf thigh high boots

Unfortunately, the store where I found these wide calf thigh high boots has since closed and up until this year, it's always been a challenge to find any similar styles that I could direct folks to find a pair for themselves. Luckily, there's a few different options now for wide calf thigh high boots and I am happy to share them with you after years of being asked and not having a good answer. 

My best recommendations when online shopping for thigh highs are similar to the those outlined in my wide calf boot shopping guide: know your measurements, look at fabric content and check the return policy. The only thing I will add for shopping for thigh high boots is to check height in addition to the calf circumference. I found a pair that I loved only to check the height measurement and realize they would come up to nearly my hip bone because I am so short (and that's IF they even fit). One other thing is to look for lace-up styles where the laces can be loosened for additional width.

My favorite wide calf thigh boots that I've found for this year are below! 

Over The Knee Faux Suede Boots, Lane Bryant

wide calf thigh high boots 

Over the Knee Lace Up Boots, ELOQUII

wide calf thigh high boots

 Faux Leather Quilted Over the Knee Boots, Torrid

wide calf thigh high boots

Suede Knee High Boots, Ashley Stewart 

wide calf thigh high boots

Faux Suede Lace Up Back Thigh High Boots, Amazon

wide calf thigh high boots

Wide Calf Over The Knee Boots with Studs, Rainbow

wide calf thigh high boots

Over The Knee Faux Suede Boot, ELOQUII

over the knee wide calf boots

Daisy Over The Knee Faux Suede Boots, Fashion to Figure

 over the knee wide calf boots

High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots, Amazon

over the knee wide calf boots

Burgundy Front Lace Up Peep Toe Thigh High Boots, AMIClubWear

lace up thigh high boots

I know this last pair was a wild card but the burgundy is too cute and they are too good of a deal to pass up! 

If you found a pair you love, don't forget to let me know in the comments below on on social media, @readytostare! 

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