Please help my good friend Ashley who is 6'7" and suffering from Marfan Syndrome
In 1992 I was 4 years old. It was during '92 that my father died from an aortic dissection. He was diagnosed, posthumously with Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that can wreak havoc on every part of the affected person's body. He was a man who stood 7ft tall, played basketball for Iowa State University, and lived his entire life with a diagnosis he never received. Medical knowledge of Marfan Syndrome was just starting to form in the 90's. Read Ashley's story or visit her Support Page on Facebook.
So you think you are tall? Possibly. You are unique but you are NOT alone.
Lindsay Kay Hayward is 6'8 1/4" and officially "The World's Tallest Actress". Then there are Basketball Superstar and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Candace Parker (6'4") and Olympic Silver Medal Winner and overall doll Kimberly Glass (6'2 1/2").
Did you know that Brigitte Nielsen is 6'1", that Taylor Swift, Jordin Sparks and Ayla Brown are 6'0" each? They're celebrities? Well, yeah - but you don't have to be famous to be beautiful and life doesn't end at 5'7".
Tall women are gorgeous and are great role-models for tall girls. A lot of women go to great lengths in order to stand out. You don't have to. You are outstanding as you are and you don't need a pedastal to stand on.
My 6'7" friend Erika has some advice for tall girls. Meet 6'1" Allysun, the Tall Woman of the Month for September of 2014 plus 6'3" Jheri reviews the books "Short: Walking Tall When You're Not Tall At All" and "Don't Let Bullies Ruin Your Life".
If you are looking for clothing for tall ladies visit the Clothing sections. There is plenty of choice out there these days. No comparison to the late 1990s when this website was still being developed. Companies like Alloy, Buckle, Jeanswest, Long Tall Sally US, Lucky Brand Jeans, Metrostyle, New York & Company, PZI Jeans, Talltique or Torrid cater to tall women. Their pants have extra long inseams and their tops have extra long sleeves. If you are looking for extra long / tall hosiery take a look at MyTights.com.
As you can see we are focusing on companies that cater to women with large feet. That's why we have the Footwear sections. If you click a link and can't find footwear in at least US size 11 let me know. I will remove the link. For the best selection in shoes in large sizes check out Sensational Soles, Barefoot Tess, Onlineshoes.com, Shoes.com, Shoeline, Shoebuy, ShoeMall.com, ShoeMetro or Zappos. They are all US companies but they ship internationally. Amazon.com also sell women's shoes in up to US size 16.
I have kept asking my tall lady friends what they were looking for first and foremost. The answers were "cute pants and shoes" and "help with my self-image". I like to think we have achieved a lot over the years. As a matter of fact I know we have because of your feedback. Without your contributions this website wouldn't be possible. So THANK YOU!
If you are looking to date a tall person there is Tallfriends.com. They come highly recommended.