I think it just depends on how big the "boot cut" is. A lot of jeans now say boot cut but they're more like straight legs or have a slight flare.

If they're very wide at the bottom, I look short regardless of what shoes I'm wearing.

I'm also under 5' tall.
Originally Posted by Munchy
If you get jeans in a dark wash and make sure the hem covers about 3 quarters of your shoes and wear high platforms or wedges it'll elongate you...
Originally Posted by lenasblend
In my experience, wide legged pants make me look dumpy, even with high heels. I love them so much, but sailor pants, for example, only work for me when they're more of a trouser cut than an extra wide leg.

I do wear dark jeans a few times a month and I like the ones I buy (Express Editor in denim). I do have a few other pairs, but these are the normal, go-to jeans.