You do not need to ride horses or rope cattle for a living to own a really cool pair of cowboy boots as a woman. In fact, you do not even need to be into line dancing or country music! You could be a bona fide city slicker and still lust after a pair of good, old fashioned, well-worn, leather cowboy boots. Cowboy boots look great if you wear them over your skinny jeans and pair them with a tank top. They also look super cute when you wear them with a floral printed sundress. You can even wear your cowboy boots over your leggings and pair them with a tunic or an oversized sweater. You will not look like you are wearing a Halloween costume as long as you skip gingham prints, snap button shirts or anything with a fringe. Did you know that not all cowboy boots are alike, though? Different styles of cowboy boots look best with different outfits.
Real, classic cowboy boots are made for riding horses. They have angled heels which are usually one and a half to two inches tall. These tall heels are meant to keep your feet from sliding through stirrups so that you do not end up getting dragged if you fall off your horse because your foot is caught in the stirrup. They also usually have pointy toes and shafts that reach up to your mid calf. Classic cowboy boots might come in a variety of colors and may or may not have fancy embroidery on the sides and toe. You should be able to just pull your boots on. The best boots are made from leather. Classic cowboy boots go great with just about everything, but if you buy them brand new they can be pretty uncomfortable until you break them in. You can skip the pinched toes and blisters if you buy a secondhand, already broken-in pair.
Ropers, not to be confused with the brand Ropers, are cowboy boots that were made for rodeo cowboys who need to be able to ride horses in them and quickly mount and dismount. Since they are made for quick dismounts, they have much shorter, squared heels. They also have roomy, rounded toes and shorter shafts than classic cowboy boots. Ropers are much more comfortable for you to walk in than regular cowboy boots and they sort of look like a hybrid between work boots and classic cowboy boots. Since they are a bit more masculine looking, you should try pairing them with a floral print sundress.
At the other end of the cowboy boot spectrum from ropers, you can find dress boots. Dress boots are similar in shape to classic cowboy boots but may have taller heels. They also come with shafts of all lengths; some are ankle boots and others may rise all the way up your thigh. You can distinguish dress boots from classic cowboy boots by their fine leather and details. Dress boots come in material like snakeskin and may come in bright colors or studded with rhinestones. They look best with skinny jeans and a plain top.