It took me a really long time to commit to ankle booties, but now that I have, I don’t know how I lasted so long without them. Ankle boots can cut the leg line, and thus, visually shorten your silhouette, so as a very petite person, I’ve been especially picky. In my opinion, ankle booties for petites should have four requirements:
- have a comfortable-to-walk-in heel (my ideal heel height is around 3 inches).
- have a streamlined and non-clunky profile (chunky or busy styles can visually shorten a leg line).
- dip down in front to give presence to petites and a more leg lengthening silhouette.
- sized to comfortably fit any small and/or narrow shoe size you may have.
For a long time, I thought the Rag & Bone Harrow bootie was my best bet, since it runs small and narrow (the size 35 fits my size 4.5 – small size 5 foot), has a comfortable 3 inch heel, and front dip. However I wasn’t crazy about the bulk of those straps around the ankle, which I felt made the boot look clunky. This year, Rag & Bone must have read my mind because they released the Margot bootie, which is essentially the Harrow but without the clunky ankle straps. Seeing them on Tam further sealed the deal.
Now my mission is to find the best low-cut, non-slip socks to wear with them. I’ve found these by Falk to work wonderfully (size 1, 37-38 works for my size 4.5-5 feet), but they are so expensive! I have these by Stance (size s/m) coming in the mail to try out as well. Any recommendations from similarly shoe-sized readers would be greatly appreciated!
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Jacket All Saints (Fit Review)
Sweater Banana Republic (old) (really curious about these)
Jeans Banana Republic
Booties Rag & Bone thanks to Shopbop (also love the grey) (also at Nordstrom)
Bag Sophie Hulme partially thanks to Shopbop (really similar & a deal!)
Belt Linea Pelle
Watch Larsson and Jennings (now also available at Nordstrom!)
Necklaces Vintage & DTLA
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