Do Ankle Boots Make You Look Shorter. A much better style choice for petites who want to wear boots is a sleek, knee-high boot. Also, if you want to do an ankle boot with jeans, either keep them to skinny jeans or cropped denim.
Because of the ankle length, these booties can easily make your legs look cut off. Now that you know my opinion, I have. Keep in mind that your shaft length should not be longer than the length of your calf, because this will make you look shorter.
While actual growth is out of the question, dressing is made easier by simply knowing what not to wear.
Boot shaft height is measured starting at the inside seam of the boot at its sole and all the way up to the top of the boot.
Cropped flares ensure that your ankle boots stand out, while a slight heel gives you a little boost (so even if your legs are on the shorter side, the cropped pants will still be. Also, if you want to do an ankle boot with jeans, either keep them to skinny jeans or cropped denim. Like me, you're short, and that's great—but sometimes finding the trends and pieces that work for our height can be tricky.