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Extended Wide Calf Boots

Where to Buy Extended Wide Calf Boots

Looking for extended wide calf boots? Most wide calf boots are only about an inch larger than other boots, fitting calf widths of 16″ for a size 6M boot. Widths on larger-sized boots (such as a 12W) may be up to 18″ wide. But, if your calf measures over 17″ you need extended wide calf boots.

Extended wide calf boots come in calf widths from:

  • a 17″ calf on a size 6M boot to a 20″ calf for a size 13WW
  • a 18″ calf on a size 6M boot to a 24″ calf for a size 13WW

Need some measurement help? WideWidths.com provides an easy to use measuring tool to help you figure out what calf width boot you should be wearing.

Retailers for Extended Wide Calf Boots

Not all retailers that sell wide width boots sell wide calf boots. They may offer a size 8C boot; but, unless it is sold as a “wide calf” boot, the boot’s shaft is typically only about 15″ wide.


WideWidths.com has the largest selection of women’s wide calf, extra wide calf, super wide calf and super plus wide calf boots. They offer sizes 5M through 13WW. Their selection includes leather boots in prices from $200 to $300. Watch for their sales prices and their occasional site-wide discounts of up to 25%. They also have a fun selection of rain boots. They provide $15.95 flat rate UPS ground shipping for the first pair and $8 for each additional pair.

WideWidths.com offers several top sellers including the Sydney Super Plus Wide Calf Ladies Boot Black Goat Suede/Patent and the Brora Super Wide Calf Ladies Boot Black Nappa/Suede, each about $300.


Shoes.com (formerly ShoeBuy.com) carries many brand-name leather boots in extended widths. Prices range from $180 to $200. They provide free shipping on all orders.

Shoebuy offers many styles including the David Tate Best-20 for about $200. It has a 20.5″ shaft circumference in size 6 and expands 3/8″ with each size increase.


Looking for more sources for stylish, comfortable boots in extra wide widths? Measure your calf and shop the various styles, fabrications and colors offered through Amazon. For a stylish boot at a low price check out the Journee Collection Womens Regular Sized, Wide-Calf and Extra Wide-Calf Studded Knee-High Riding Boot for under $50. For an extra toasty cold weather boot check out DREAM PAIRS Women’s Winter Fully Fur Lined Zipper Closure Snow Knee High Boots (Wide-Calf) also for under $50.

Can’t Find Extended Wide Calf Boots You Like?

You can buy a smaller calf boot and have the too-tight shaft enlarged. Have a shoemaker add a piece of elastic next to the zipper on the inner calf. This is a good option if you find a great pair of boots for a great price but they are just a little too snug in the calf.

Plus Size Fall Wide Width Boots

Plus Size Fall: 10 Must Haves for This Fall – or ANY Fall!!

The stores, websites and magazines are jammed with the new plus size fall and winter clothes – all in a dizzying array of patterns, colors, styles and lengths. Each highlight a different trend. One screams “Grey is THE color.” The next shouts “Layered is THE look.” And, if that’s not enough fashion confusion for you, stores and websites are loading up with the cozy fabrics and colors of fall, starting the annual migration of the remaining hot weather clothes to the discount racks in the back of the store!

How to Build a Plus Size Fall Wardrobe

Here’s how to tackle cooler weather dressing without losing your mind (or your bank balance!):

  • Look over last year’s fall wardrobe, tossing anything that you don’t like, don’t wear or that doesn’t fit you today. (Stop saving those small clothes to wear when you lose 35 pounds! Put them to good use by donating them to a thrift shop.)
  • Go with your instincts about your personal style. Are you into casual, classic or trendy dressing? Solids or prints? Bright or dark colors?
  • Think about which outfits catch your attention – and why. Was it the style, the color or the fabric?
  • Get creative with your clothes and accessories, duplicating looks you like.
  • Purchase only what you need to enhance (not replace) last year’s wardrobe.

No matter what your fashion style or lifestyle, a basic plus size fall wardrobe can be mixed, matched and magnified into an expansive number of outfits with these 10 basic “Must Haves”:

  1. Black or navy dress with sleeves. Look for a style that looks good in the office, at church or at a school function. Pick an easy-to-accessorize neckline. Add jackets or accessories for even more daytime and evening looks. Sources: Gap, Lane Bryant and Ulla Popken.
  2. Boots. knee-high, flat-heeled boots are always a great choice with skirts or pants. Look for wide calf boots at WideWidths.com and Avenue.
  3. Dress-length, dark raincoat with a zip-out liner. A long raincoat looks equally good with pants, skirts and dresses. The dark color gives you the flexibility of wearing it day or evening. The zip-out liner gives warmth flexibility. Sources: WomanWithin and Catherines.
  4. Dark-colored solid 3-piece suit (jacket, pants and skirt). Whether your color choice is black, brown, navy or grey, you can dress it up or down with your selection of top and accessories. Sources: Just My Size and Avenue.
  5. Knit or fabric vest. Vests are a great wardrobe stretcher – with the ability to show your personality while they enhance a very casual look or dress down a more severe suit look. Sources: Ulla Popken and Lands End.
  6. Jeans or chinos. No matter what your body shape, size or leg length, you can now find jeans and chinos for those casual events with friends and family. Sources: WomanWithin, Just My Size and Lane Bryant.
  7. Three to five solid knit tops that would look equally good with casual jeans & chinos or dressed up with the solid suit. Turtlenecks are warm; but, they tend to make you look like you are being strangled! So, if you have a fuller neck, look for v-necks or cowl necks that open up and highlight your face. Sources: Lane Bryant, WomanWithin, Ulla Popken and Just My Size
  8. Patterned jacket that works with both suit pieces or doubles as a casual look with jeans, t-shirts and this season’s luxurious sweaters. Menswear, novelty prints and embroidered fabrics would be great selections for this wardrobe stretcher. Sources: Ulla Popken and Just My Size.
  9. Cotton-rich body-slimmer or spandex bike shorts. No ladies, we’re not talking girdles here. We’re talking these terrific inventions as a way for keeping tights up where they are supposed to be! Without them you might be wearing your tights with the crotch down at your thighs by 11AM everyday! Sources: Amazon, Champion and Just My Size.
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  11. Gold or silver hoop earrings. No matter what the occasion or time of day, hoops are always appropriate. If your style is trendy, go for the big hoops. For a more classic look, stick with the smaller (wedding band style) hoops.

Remember: You don’t have to spend a lot to have a great plus size fall wardrobe. No matter how casual or formal your lifestyle, well-made, coordinated separates and accessories will give you the stylish, together look that you deserve to have everyday, no matter what’s on your calendar.

Plus Size Fall Clothes: Six Lifesavers

Hooray, it’s fall! Time for us to follow Mother Nature’s clue and shed our poor self esteem images and get ready to bundle ourselves up against the ravages of winter. But don’t just run out and start buying a new wardrobe of plus size fall clothes.

Lifesavers for Plus Size Fall Clothes

Avoid that compelling urge to buy the newest, trendiest plus size clothes that the retail world has to offer for fall. Instead, just make sure you have what you need for fall including these six lifesavers that will get you through the colder months:

  • Knee high wide calf leather boots — There is nothing warmer and dryer than a good pair of boots. The good news is that retailers are starting to realize that some of us have VERY curvaceous calfs and that we may, or may not, have a wide foot. Here are a few of our favorite online retailers for boots with extra wide calfs:

    The cost of a good pair of wide calf leather boots is about $90-200. Sounds like a lot of money; but, if you care for them well, they should last you 5-10 years.

  • Silky underwear — We’re not talking about skimpy little silky bras and panties. We’re talking about 2-piece set – a top and pants with long sleeves and long legs – to provide insulation in the cold, wick away any moisture and yet keep you toasty warm. These separates are also very handy for sleeping and for wearing under wool sweaters, minimizing any itch and slowing down the need for sweater hand washing. They may just what you need under your plus size fall clothes as the season blends into winter.

    Check out our favorite, the Cuddl Duds line, available from Amazon, Just My Size (JMS) and Kohl’s. They are about $25-35 a piece; but, like good boots, they will last for years.
  • Wide width socks — Here’s the bottomline on socks: We curvy ladies have curvy feet and ankles. Why hassle with tight socks? Give your ankles, arches and toes some room to move. Walmart, JMS and Lane Bryant have a growing assortment of size 10-13 socks for women. The problem: These socks are longer; but, not necessarily wider in the foot or bottom leg. So, instead, consider men’s socks. They are longer and wider than women’s, they cost less and are available in lots of colors and styles (check out the great holiday socks at Target!). Prices vary.
  • Bike length Lycra® shorts — Does your plus size fall clothes wardrobe include legwear? Curvy hips usually mean that pantyhose and tights tend to start a fast slip down the hips as soon as you put them on and would be around your knees if you don’t tug them up throughout the day. Solution: Wear a pair of knee length bike shorts over your pantyhose and tights. They keep everything from slipping down (even if you wear slippery nylon panties!), they tuck in your tummy and they keep you warm. You can buy a pair for under $15 at Amazon or Walmart and toss them after 6 months if the waistbands start to pull out. Or, you can “investment dress” and buy a super well-made pair that will last you for many years from Amazon or ChampionUSA.com.
  • Warm coat – Large size, stylish coats are very hard to find. So, we tend to settle on a utilitarian ugly coat that either keeps us warm or dry – but not both. Website and catalog retailers now have a terrific assortment of beautiful coats. Some of our favorite faux furs, raincoats, swing coats and car coats are from the Dennis Basso coats on QVC and the more casual coats on Ulla Popken, Catherines and WomenWithin. Costs range from about $75 up. Tip: Don’t scrimp here. This is true investment dressing. Look for a coat that is multi-purpose (zip in/out liner, button on/off hood, etc.) to get maximum wear from your coat through cooler fall weather and the cold winter.
  • Black pants – Why black pants? They seem to be the perfect starting point for any outfit. When you don’t know how dressy or casual to dress, start with black pants + a solid top + a great shoe + two sets of jewelry in your purse (one casual and one with a little dressy sparkle if you need it!). So, needless to say, you should consider having several pairs of black pants!!

Open up that closet door. Do a little end-of-season clearing and get out your fall lifesavers. Have a great (and cozy!) fall.