We were asked a great question by one of our fellow sisters-in-large-size-shoes recently; How do we make big feet look smaller in skinny jeans? Well ladies, what are the most flattering shoes you can wear with skinny jeans when you have big feet?
Skinny jeans, for all their popularity can be one of the most unforgiving denim styles if you get it wrong, but anyone can rock skinny jeans if you pick the right style. The figure hugging cuts accentuate everything and your accessory choices will be key for helping you enhance the parts you love, and draw attention away from the not so much.
Importantly for women with big feet, skinny jeans narrow the ankle and draw the eye down to your feet. The narrow ankle also emphasizes the length and width of big feet.
Key to rocking skinny jeans when you have big feet is to create some balance by choosing the right shoes.
Seriously. It makes a HUGE difference. The right shoes will help create overall balance to your outfit giving you a sleeker silhouette, and add length and muscle definition to your legs whatever your body shape.
BOOTS TO MAKE BIG FEET LOOK SMALLER IN SKINNY JEANS
Ankle boots or booties lend a rock and roll edge to skinny jeans. However, the higher the ankle boots reach on your leg, the shorter they’ll make your legs look, that’s why mid-calf boots can get a little difficult to pull off for all but the most waif-like and long of leg. Shorter ankle boots work better to make your legs look longer and balance big feet.
Completely flat ankle boots and skinny jeans will make your feet look longer. While ankle boots and booties with a higher heel are sleeker and more figure flattering.
Tall boots are a miracle for skinny jeans, whatever your body shape. A streamlined tall boot, whether military, biker or equestrian style will create a longer slimmer line, and help balance out big feet because they draw the eye in one continuous line from the feet up the leg. They also camouflage any ankle issues beautifully.
WE LOVE THESE TALL BOOTS FOR BIG FEET
HEELS TO MAKE BIG FEET LOOK SMALLER IN SKINNY JEANS
The beauty of a pair of high-heeled pumps is that they make your legs look longer and sculpted, they give your bum a perky lift, and they improve your posture. These are all attributes any girl worth her x chromosomes wants in her skinny jeans.
For women with big feet, heels also make your feet look smaller because there is less shoe surface area on the floor…if you choose the right heel.
Choose a streamlined shoe shape for best results. Remember if the shoe looks massive on the shelf, it’s going to look massive on your foot, and a massive shoe at the end of tapered skin-tight jeans will make your big feet look even bigger.
Try a moderate heel height, no more than 4inches, and lose the platform. It only adds extra bulk!
WE LOVE STREAMLINED HEELS FOR BIG FEET
FLATS TO MAKE BIG FEET LOOK SMALLER IN SKINNY JEANS
Think delicate, think ballerina, albeit with big feet. The best flats with skinny jeans are delicate and streamlined with thin soles and a slightly tapered toe, and a lower vamp to minimize the amount of leather on your foot. This helps with making your foot look smaller Rounded toes end up looking like clown shoes.
CUTE FLATS FOR BIG FEET
NOT SO MUCH……
- Platform wedge heels
- Wedge heel sneakers
- Platform heels over 4 inches
- Completely rounded toe flats
ON YOUR TOP
You don’t have to be rail-thin or have teeny-tiny feet to wear skinny jeans. With your curves, create balance for your hips, thighs and bust with a figure-flattering top that skims rather than clings. Another trick is to choose a top that stops an inch or more below the widest part of your hips.
Remember, skinny jeans are not the only jeans in the world! Choose a style that flatters your body shape. Check out the Instyle’s ultimate jeans guide.
What do you think? What are your go to shoes for skinny jeans? Share your tips on How To Make Big Feet Look Smaller in Skinny Jeans.