Every person is a different shape, a different size and has different preferences – this what makes us as a species so interesting and diverse. However, it would seem that the retailers who provide us with fashion clothes and shoes can sometimes be a bit a narrow in their production ideas. This seems insane in a society where there are so many lines of manufacturing and production continuously going on but still there doesn’t seem to be something for everyone!
Whilst there appears to be a large variety out there for the slimmer people of this society (particularly women), there is not always a huge selection for those who have large breasts, shapely hips, a stomach that has held 3 children, thighs that enjoy pasta and breadsticks and calves that don’t attend the gym for two hours every evening. As a result, a lot of the time clothes appear to be ill fitting or just slightly not right.
Whilst this is an issue in most high street stores, there are more boutique-y or individual shops that stock clothes specifically designed for body shapes that are slightly more curvy and full – you just have to know where to look! I’ve noticed that online shops are easier to locate than the physical stores and as long as they have cheap or free return policies, why not chance it? The internet is full of fantastic stores catering for all sorts of body shapes, you’ve just got to spend a little time browsing.
One issue that has particularly caught my attention over this last autumn and winter, is the lack of knee high/calf high boots designed for fuller legs. Most shoes and boot sizes are defined by just the length of the foot (size 4,5,6 etc), rather than the length and width.
Although some stores do supply a ‘wide fit’ section for their shoes, the majority doesn’t, and even this ‘wide fit’ selection doesn’t take into account the different sizes within ‘wide fit’. So whilst finding shoes for fuller feet is difficult, finding calf high/knee high boots is even more difficult!
Trying to get a tight pair of leather boots to do up around shapely calves can be a real challenge and when you do eventual get that zip all the way up, you think your foot is going to fall off from the lack of blood supply getting to it. This is a big problem for a lot of women and it isn’t fair because it cuts certain people off from being able to wear them. So, how to solve this? Search for somewhere that does good quality, wide calf boots of course!
As previously stated, the best way to do this is to research online either to find physical stores that provide wide fit, or buy online and be prepared to send back if maybe they’re not quite right. Although this may seem like a bit of a pain, there is a lot more variety online and it may well be worth it. One particular online store I have come across which do some gorgeous wide calf boots is ‘The Spanish Boot Company‘.
If you’re one of the women who has this problem then check out ‘The Spanish Boot Company’s’ range of wide calf boots and see if they solve your problem!