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5'11 1/2" Mils wrote (December 31st 2011)
I am 5'11 1/2". I'm not always confident about my height. Especially now I've been having some issues but overall I've learned how to deal with being tall. I've gotten rude comments about my height in school, and they did upset me but I've learned how to just ignore the rude comments.
The advice I can give to people is not to stress over being tall. You can't change anything, and being tall isn't a curse, it's a gift and we need to learn how to treasure it. Us tall women / girls are lucky to have such unique gift, how many tall girls / women are out there? We're part of the minority and so enjoy it. When a someone makes a comment about your height, it's because their jealous. The mean looks are looks of envy. If someone makes a comment about your height just look at them and answer in a cool tone adding a smirk to show your proud to be this height.
There's nothing more beautiful than seeing a tall woman walking confidently in the street. And trust me, tall women are beautiful and tall women with confidence steal the show anywhere.
5'10" Taylor wrote (December 29th 2011)
To Deborah... Hang in there... it's true, some people always have to make some comment. Who knows why... but they don't define who we are. Sometimes I think it's because we make them feel somewhat insecure but they will get over it in time. LOL
Hey, my name is Deborah. I am very very tall for my age. I am in 7th grade and I'm 6 feet tall. I'm taller than every single 7th grader... Yes, I got picked on a lot. I still do until this day but my dad always told me there's always going to be haters out there and there are always going to be people that have something to say about your height. Good and bad. It's just how life is and also my dad always told me that I'm always going to be tall... and tall for my age as well. No question about it. But anyhow - I just had to get that off my chest asap. But I have to remember I still have to keep my head held high... as high as I can no matter what happens...
6'3" Jheri wrote (December 15th 2011)
Laura is doing tall women's fashion videos now :-)
She is always full of ideas. Her blog http://allthetallthings.com/ is worth following if you are interested in fashion for tall women.
5'10" Di wrote (December 13th 2011)
I love being tall! I am 27 and when I was younger it used to make me feel sick when people stared at me. I wear 10 cm high heels, and I always wear that height. I walk like a soldier, straight line :-D All my friends are shorter than me, some of them are even jealous but it doesn't bother me. I have what they don't have! The only problem is finding a boyfriend. It has always been a problem to me because if I wear heels that means I am almost 190 cm so my man has to be taller! However, ladies enjoy your height. Enjoy every single moment because it is us who get attention all the time. By the way, it took me years to feel like this, so for those younger pretty ladies, you start straight away accepting the fact that you stand out but in a positive way!!!
6'2" Jessie wrote (December 12th 2011)
I am 16 years old, and most of my friends are pretty short, except one friend, she is 6'0" who I am so glad I have found! Tall ladies, I think it is great that we socialise with alike tall ladies, you really need to put it in perspective that tall does not mean ugly! I spent a long time thinking that, until I realised height has nothing to do with beauty. So what, we may intimidate some guys, but that way it singles out the good ones, the ones that are brave enough and confident enough with themselves to approach a tall woman! Be tall and proud, I haven't had a boyfriend yet, but I know that it doesn't matter. Boys in their teens are immature anyway, many adults tell me that when you get older, people will love your height. Except I bet when I start clubbing I can expect some 'do you play basketball/netball, or do you do modelling?' I am proud of being who I am, and you should be too, being tall isn't a con, it's a pro!
6'0 1/2" Jessica wrote (December 11th 2011)
Looking at some of these comments makes me glad that there are people like Joerg to help tall ladies like us feel beautiful and appreciated. I know that we women take pride in being strong to put up with negativity within ourselves and that is thrown at us from other people. I'd also like to say that there is great beauty in being vulnerable, too. I personally do only what I believe it is appropriate for me to do as a woman. I let myself be protected, loved and cared for. I don't have to prove my strength to anyone just because they think I can handle it. Never be afraid to ask someone for help.
Much love ladies!
6'2" Danna wrote (December 8th 2011)
We are beautiful just the way we are. When people see us, they stare because they are in awe. Think about it... people constantly make remarks to you about your height, right? But do people ever go up to a short person and say, "WOW, you are so short!"???
Our height intrigues people. That's why it is ALWAYS brought up in conversation (on a daily basis). And the people who make rude comments or any remarks about it in general are just envious. And I am not just saying that to make us all feel better, either. It's just a fact!
God made us beautiful. Stand tall and believe it because it's true. Lots of love, my tall sistas!
5'11" Beth wrote (December 6th 2011)
@Jess - attitude and personality go a long way in life, regardless of height. I really don't even understand why you continue to post here considering this is a place that celebrates tall women and you seem to think that all your life's problems are due to being tall.
This is the last time I'll respond. I don't want to get dragged down into this or drag the site down further.
Rock on tall girls!
6'2" Marin wrote (December 4th 2011)
@Sally: That is so true!
6'0" Jasmine wrote (December 2nd 2011)
I'm 6ft tall and 19 years old. I've grown to not care about how tall I am. I don't think height, skin color, hair or anything of that sort matters. I believe if a woman is beautiful she is beautiful and everyone will see it. A man might say "Oh, I don't like tall women" but if he sees a beautiful tall woman he will not care about her height.
6'1 1/2" Jennifer wrote (December 1st 2011)
I thought I was the only super tall lady in the World but I thank God that there are many more. I am Nigerian and am 18 years old. Sometimes I hate being tall but somtimes I love the way I was made. I want 2 become a model. I think that is the only way to show people how proud I am of my height.
5'10" Meg wrote (November 30th 2011)
These stories have really been inspirational. I am 19 and I have always felt super tall. Although I modeled a little bit in high school, I never really cared for it and didn't want to be on a strict diet. My friends would always tease me and I would pretend not to care, but it really hurt me. Coming to college, I realized hight is a beautiful thing and there are so many tall boys too! Stand tall, wear heels, and don't give a crap about people who say negative comments about your height!
5'11" Azura wrote (November 29th 2011)
Ok, well... I see a lot of sadness and negativity on here. I understand that (sort of). No, I have not loved being tall every minute of every day but for me it's sooo what? I wanted to address the boy/man issue. To all you young girls (or very unhappy older ones) who say men don't like you because you're tall, well maybe some short, mean, immature high schoolers (and sure some men too)prefer short girls. However I have never had trouble finding men, let me tell you (maybe I need some trouble)! I will say (and this is not advice to young girls)that in High School I really only dated men 18-24. I was the cool girl with older boyfriends, who could pull beer, get in to clubs and had three dozen roses delivered to me at school. I didn't have a fumbling, annoying boy with no drivers license and a curfew... But THAT was the old days so wait til your 18 and you'll see. At age 23 I worked as an exotic dancer (again not great advice, but it paid my way through law school). The point is my tips were always as good if not better than most of my co-workers and these guys were paying to see me. I've been married three times. I have three great kids. So really I don't think any of you are tooooo tall for some guys, hopefully just too smart!!!!!! JKJKJK
5'11" Jess wrote (November 29th 2011)
Beth: I am not a supermodel. I modeled when I was young and anorexic and still was found unappealing! Men date super models for the same reason rockstars (who are sometimes ugly) get dates. LOL. They are rockstars.... If any of the women you mentioned were actually seen up close and in person (by normal men lol none celebrity types) they would be laughed at and ridiculed andquite lonely here where I live. That is my reality... Glad it's not yours! Oh, and I don't slouch in reality only figuratively... I was a model and ballerina so my spine is like a straight rod . For better or worse I certainly couldn't learn to flirt when men have been disgusted at my very existence... I was only posting last time to support Kiara (a young girl with feelings like mine at her age). Jess
5'11 1/2" Abby wrote (November 28th 2011)
In high school I was so scared to stand up straight or to wear heels. When I started wearing heels senior year, people made fun of me. It didn't bother me coming from friends, but when strangers at the mall even began their nasty comments, I threw all of my beautiful heels in a box... Then, I found these magazines of my mother who is my height. She used to be a model, wearing gorgeous 6 inch heels, and I realized that it isn't how tall I was in heels that was making me look weird... It was my scared attitude I had the first few times I wore them. A few days ago, I rocked 5 inch platforms in public. And I received NOT ONE nasty look or comment. I got only compliments and stares of jealousy. It's just like when you see an overweight girl, but you can tell she doesn't give a shit. She just works it. All I have to say is that if we only embrace our height, we look brilliant, not manly or freakish.
6'0" Bernadette wrote (November 25th 2011)
Being tall doesn't mean you have to wait for a tall man to step into your life. My husband (of 8 years), is 5'7". Height has never been an issue for our relationship.
I just recently bought a pair of 5" leopard print heels from Aldo. I couldn't stop myself because absolutely love them. I am super tall next to my husband and we will be attending a function together where I will wear them. The fact is, I am tall already. I shouldn't have to wear low heels or marry a taller man to conform to everyone else's expectations... and nor should you!
5'11" Donna wrote (November 25th 2011)
I am a 5'11", 38 year old mother of 3, married twice I never had a problem finding boyfriends or friends because of my height. In fact I see a lot of women and guys envy my height. The other day one of the male church members came and made fun of me asking me how was the weather up there? I first ignored, then he insisted, so I answerd him: Don't u know God makes people with various colors and sizes? But some of them come this extra amount of tongue and no hair (guy is short and bald lol). I am a very pretty, tall tan and lovely brazilian girl.
5'11" Mora wrote (November 25th 2011)
I used to be really insecure about wearing heels because I always get giggles and remarks from strangers. Recently, I saw a lady who's about 6'4" in 6" heels and she looked so glamorous. It was like a vision. Now I give no rat ass about what other people think of me wearing heels.
Jess: Do not make the mistake of lumping all tall women in with your negative self-view. I do not, and never have, slouched. I flirt with everyone. I'm bubbly and outgoing. My best friend in high school was 6'1" and she was even more bubbly, outgoing and flirty then I was. I love wearing heels and I get compliments like, "I wish I had your confidence." I always tell them they do! We all do!
People are going to notice you no matter what. Just accept it. Walking around slumped and hunched just draws more attention to you, only it's negative attention. People will either read you as having low self-esteem or think you have a medical condition. Personally, I'd rather people look at me and think, "Damn, rock it out, girl!" instead of, "Oh, I think she forgot her cane."
As for men not dating tall women. That's just funny to me. Yeah, that Cindy Crawford, Gisele Buendchen, Helena Christensen, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elle MacPherson, Lindsay Ellingson, and Adriana Lima really have problems getting dates, I'm sure.
5'11 1/2" Melissa wrote (November 20th 2011)
Hi, my name is Melissa and I love my height. I never got teased about my height, maybe other things, but never my height. I have no problem finding clothes, shoes etc. I have never had a problem getting a man, well, maybe the right man. LOL. I want to say to all ladies "Keep your head up, eat right, work out, take care of yourself, seek God and all else will fall in to place". Don't come outside with anything on fix yourself up.
5'10" Taylor wrote (November 17th 2011)
I love it that George Clooney's new girlfriend Stacy Keibler is 5'11"... along with a lot of other celebrities that date and marry tall women. Nicole Kidman being another example... Being tall was not exactly a liability for them.
6'0" Kate wrote (November 16th 2011)
I just want to put a vote of confidence up to everyone out there. It can be reallllly fun to be tall. Depending on how you flaunt it. I used to think that i could never be liked cause of my height. Though here recently I have had a lot of guys tell me that I am beautiful and that they like me. Though I think some of that is because I started dressing like a girl... I am a tom boy at heart and I used to wear my brothers old clothes... I now am wearing girl clothes and my hair now hangs free around my face in stead of it's normal pony tail. But it don't matter your height. Every guy that has told me I am beautiful has been shorter then me.
So power to the tall people!!!! I love you all!
6'1" Erin wrote (November 16th 2011)
I'm 17 and have been standing at 6'1" since seventh grade. I was bullied a lot when I was younger, and even as a senior in high school, people still have the audacity to make rude and disrespectful comments about my height.
To any young girls who have found themselves towering above their classmates: I'm not going to say being tall is easy. Shopping is a pain. You'd think that they'd have a long section next to the petite section, it really is a niusance. I cannot tell you the number of times I've cried in a dressing room when I needed a dress for a dance, or even something as simple as a pair of shorts, and I was unable to find something long enough to cover my body. Guys are a pain, too. I've actually had guys tell me that they'd date me if I was shorter. Boys will be boys. But, aside from the bumps in the road, my height has really taught me to be more individual and unique. I've learned that it's okay to stand out. You don't need to be like everyone else. If you were meant to be the same, the world would be boring and bland. Embrace who you are and don't let anyone tear you down because of your height. You're not alone, we tall women exist, and we made it through. You can as well.
5'10" Jill wrote (November 15th 2011)
I'm 15 and I love being this tall. Sometimes it's annoying seeing lil petite girls and knowing I couldn't pull that look off but I don't really care. Haha, most of the boys are my height or just a lil shorter so it's ok :) You're all hot ;) x
5'11" Sharon wrote (November 15th 2011)
Confidence and charm :)
6'2" Kiara wrote (November 15th 2011)
Question for Joerg: You're a male and well it's really hard for guys let alone a short guy - that is if you're short - to feel or see the point of view of tall women. So what possessed u to make this site :] Btw how tall are you exactly :]
Joerg says: Not sure if I'm really short. I am 5'8". The reason why I set up tallwomen.org is explained in detail here.
5'11" Jess wrote (November 8th 2011)
To Kiara... It's Jess, and you know what? I am really quite negative but thanks for the support! I'm 34 though and at 14 I really hope you can learn to make your way in the world better than I have! I was recently approached by a 16 year old girl at the movies who asked me a lot of questions about my hair (which is very fabulous), but I knew she was talking to me because she was like 6'1" and was surprised to see a woman close to her height. I talked with her honestly about how hard it is being so tall but I really wanted to give her a hug. So I'm sending one to you too! Something else has occured to me but I'm not sure about it so maybe you younger girls should contemplate it? The thought is that while yes few men prefer or date tall women some do or will. However we are really hard to read (for men) because we don't tend to flirt or react like other girls since while short girls were practicing that stuff we were busy slouching, hiding and hoping NOT to be noticed. Peace tall girls... Hope good things find you or you find good things!
5'11" Hannah wrote (November 7th 2011)
Hello, I'm 18 and 5'11ish! I have been tall all my life basically and I really dislike it. I used to get teased at school all the time and I didn't have anybody to turn to, so as the years went by I progressively lacked in self-confidence. When I look around I feel as though everyone is staring at me and I feel as though I really stand out. All my friends are small so they don't really understand how I feel and every once in a while they will slyly remark on my height.I am forever leaning on one hip to lower me by an inch or two, but it doesn't fool anyone! And boys these days seem to be getting smaller and smaller. :(
When I'm out and about I feel as though I am the only tall girl around as everyone seems so short these days, I just want to fit in so badly! It has come across to me that men don't really like tall women, I am so upset about my height! I feel as though I can't wear heels when I go to clubs or anything because I just tower over everybody!
6'2 1/2" Megan wrote (November 6th 2011)
To all the girls feeling like they are nothing in high school, Trust me, it gets better in college. Boys in college are much more mature and don't seem to care that you are just as tall as them. I may still not have a boyfriend, but there are a lot of interesting boys out there and I've gotten much more attention now. Don't give up girls, we're all beautiful :)
5'11" Vivi wrote (November 5th 2011)
Kiara, you are 14. It makes me so sad to hear your thoughts. I have struggled with my height and can't imagine being yours. BUT I will tell you A. Having a boyfriend isn't all it's cracked up to be! B. My daughter is 14 too and short and boys have hurt her too. C. Don't eat too much ice cream, that won't make you feel better. D. Please take care of yourself and don't despair, Sweetie, look your best and you have the right idea taking care care of yourself! I had my oldest son at your age with a much older man to make myself feel better and I have struggled with my height but you can only change certain things and then you have to live and let go... I'll pray for you!
5'10 1/2" Ashley wrote (November 5th 2011)
Throughout my life I've been expected to do certain things like play basketball or volleyball. I bottled all the pressure up and it consumed me. I wanted to live up to the expectations and the pedestal that people placed me on but I just couldn't. I can't dribble or do an underhand serve like people think I'm supposed to but in my opinion I shouldn't have to. People shouldn't automatically think that I play sports.
To Jess: I completely disagree with everyone saying you're negative. I'm the same way. Keep it real, people. Call me negative as well but guess what - it's not negative, it's realistic. Take your head out the clouds come back down to reality and wake the hell up. Seriously, come on. No more pity parties, no more boo hoo we as tall women are now starting to sound like the plus size people of the world who r always complaining "Oh, I'm so fat. No one likes me." and now it's "Oh, I'm so tall no one likes me." Well, guess what - that's not the case. We are not going top start some revolution like they did saying don't call them fat, call me easier to see, plus size, overweight. I mean, no, if u take offence to fat then so be it but let's not start taking offence to tall. Let's embrace it, empower yourself and for the most part guys can go to hell if they're not willing to look over your height or in their case under your height and realize your beautiful then it's their loss and to Joerg: nice site, somewhat good comments and nice forum ladies :]
Ok, this is a reply to Carly: Yea, there's alot of tall guys out there but let's do some math, shall we: All the guys in the world minus all the gay ones, minus the taken ones, minus the ones that don't have any interest in you, minus the short ones, minus the ones you're not intrested in, minus all douche bags. You've got, what, 3 guys left and who's to say they'll even like you. Ok, I'm 14,6'2", probabably still growing as well and you know what... I've come to the realization that, yes, I'm not ugly. Im just tall which is worse because ugly girls at least still seem to get a boyfriend. But I'm ok with never having a boyfriend. Not a pity party just an epiphany. I now know for the rest of my life I'm focusing on me and me only me. And btw: the only guys in my life are named Ben & Jerry.
6'0" Kat wrote (October 31st 2011)
You do not need the approval of others to stand tall and too stand proud. I have been told I hold my height well (after being told I was freakishly tall) - I took it as a compliment and she was just jealous.
Hey. I'm 6'3" and potentially (still) growing. I sometimes really dislike being tall because, of course, all guys seem to be freaked out by you. But then someone told me the obvious fact that you don't need 8 guys, you only need one. And there really are a lot of tall guys out there, like REALLY tall. But I still hate it sometimes because I feel so abnormal, like not in a good way. But then I just stand up straight and flaunt it. It works.
5'11 1/2" Robin wrote (October 27th 2011)
Wow, I always wanted to know if I wallowed alone in sadness and self pity and hatred now I know I'm not alone... Loneliness is hard but I'm glad I'm alone sometimes and a clean women but not a used, short ***bag!!!!!!!!!!!
6'3" Jheri wrote (October 27th 2011)
I probably put in too much, but I my experience has been that attitude means a lot and height isn't the negative thing so many feel it is. It can even be fun and positive.
I wasn't always this way. Up until I was 20 I was extremely shy and tended to avoid people. Finally I got pissed with myself and noticed that people who knew me didn't care one way or the other, so I started to work on my attitude. I recently discovered a piece of paper I taped to my mirror to remind myself to be positive.
Tall makes people notice me and fills their mind with a question. I answer that question with the attitude I have. If I am happy and confident they sense that and maybe they have a happy thought. If I am not they see something negative.
Tall is a conversation starter that makes up for any natural shyness I might have.
Tall is a gateway that keeps disagreeable people who are uncomfortable with differences away.
Tall makes some of the man-made world not fit and gives me empathy for others who do not fit - short, heavy, handicapped or anything else that is "too" different for others to not notice. Tall helps me understand those who are different.
Tall makes it a bit easier to make my own little dent in the Universe. It helps me rise to the occasion.
5'11 1/2" Pammy wrote (October 25th 2011)
Hi everyone... My height is 5'11 1/2" and I love every bit of it. I am Indian and so I am even taller than 99% of the guys over here! Hey, tall girls, be proud of your height because the world is surely changing. From what I've seen (and a lot of people agree with me) the girls of today are growing at a faster rate than guys... which is why it is quite common to see so many girls taller than guys today as compared to my moms generation..So many young couples have the girl seen atleast a couple of inches taller than the boy. And I know so many guys who are intrinsically attracted more towards girls taller than them, again a sign of changing times... so girls: being tall is the norm today and it rocks!!!
5'11 1/2" Maia wrote (October 25th 2011)
A warm hello and thank you to all you lovely tall ladies :)
Unfortunately, I have recently begun to struggle with how tall I am, because I feel I am so much thicker or bigger boned then everyone around me. People say I'm proportionate, but I feel like I tower over 99% of people I see and I continuously compare the size of my head, limbs and torso to every passing girl. It's so easy to feel isolated and alone in public, surrounded by a sea of people who all seem to be under 5'7", even though I have wonderful, supportive friends and an adoring boyfriend (who is 6'1").
One of my best friends is 6'1" and she always gets compliments and ROCKS 3" heels. I don't even own heels. I did play basketball for five or six years and met lots of girls who are taller then me, but when I ride the bus downtown (multiple times a day) I feel like the seat beside me is always the last to be filled, like people are scared of me or something. This is my worst fear, that I terrify people wherever I go. Surprisingly I haven't been teased about my height since middle school, but now I have this growing paranoia that it's been happening the whole time behind my back... Reading what you have all written here has helped me a lot and gives me great hope that I can overcome this in the hopefully near future. We just have to love ourselves for who we are and recognize that height isn't something that can be changed. You can either wallow in self-pity or accept it, hold your head high and live life to the fullest! I only hope I can learn to follow my own advice.
5'10 1/2" Katee wrote (October 24th 2011)
I know, don't get down... you gotta pull yourself up!! Being a tall women/girl is so hard! I have found that if I just put it out there and down myself people get afraid to say mean things. So I meet people and I'm like "yeah I'm tall, what the f*** do you want to say about it ********?" They usually back off or give a fake model compliment... Being tall can be lonely but you just have to have an attitude and rock it! I love how Rose rocks pretending to be a transvestite! I have tried that in the past but say I have crazy big breasts so I get too many questions that way (that are way more personal). Just live with it, looking like a man anywhere is hard but it it is what it is. Find something to like about yourself! Who cares about others? Me? I like my boobs, my hair and eyes, I may not be beautiful but I have things that are. I bet everyone does...
5'10" Kayla wrote (October 22th 2011)
So somebody made a comment that turned my whole day from being happy to kind of depressed. They said "Ohh, you got big man feet". I just felt weird and out of place.
Hi Ici... Nooo, it's not a joke. I get it all the time too! It is hard but I just laugh and say "Yep I'm hotter than Jeffree Star". The gays and trannies know you are girl and are the best of friends. I work at MAC and we get along and we're fabulous and equally unaccepted. I know it's hard but you can laugh or cry? I choose to live!!!! I'm the most beastass make-up artist and I catch those same creeps looking at my natural 36 F boobs so I don't care! Most guys are gay, that's why like they like short girls to feel like a man. So if you have guy looking say "So are you gay, is that why your thinking about it"? Shuts them down every time!
6'0 1/2" Mary wrote (October 18th 2011)
What happened to the tall woman of the month section? Anyway, I'm 6'0" and a half. Living in a small town makes it impossible to buy jeans.
Joerg says: Regarding the Tall Woman of the Month section... I've been having difficulties. But I'm still working on it. I can't force anyone to follow the deadlines. But I am trying my best. I am disappointed too, trust me.
I like when there is dialogue on here about how hard it us to be a tall female... I've been called a transvestite lots of times and truth is I wish I was but sadly the transvestites know I'm a woman? I'm for nobody?
Joerg says: To be honest... I don't quite get it. Sounds more like a "joke" to me.
6'3" Jheri wrote (October 13th 2011)
I'm a big fan of do it yourself when it comes to fashion for talls. One way to get experience is with some small projects and this site has lots of them that should be good for teens on up: http://psimadethis.com/
Maybe you'll get to the point where you'll be making more complicated things and better than from the stores too!
6'0" Tara wrote (October 12th 2011)
Hey! :D I only just turned fifteen, and I'm not sure what sort of clothes to wear for my height. I'd love to wear dresses but they're always too short. Any ideas??? I love reading your quotes, it's great to know there are other people out there like me. :)
5'11 1/2" Kate wrote (October 11th 2011)
I come from a long line of tall women (I sometimes feel a little inferior because I'm the shorty) but I have never given a damn about tall being bad. We are used to it and proud. I wanted it to be that way.
It's brilliant being tall - I am a lawyer. It has never been anything but an asset. Did it feel weird as a teenager yes, but hey, it meant getting into nightclubs and other cool places without a hitch.
Don't let people patronise you - do it right back! They started it. Most people don't want to be called short. Otherwise be charming, it makes them confused. Don't get flustered. Wear it with grace.
Cool is not for short girls. Cool is an attitude. You are not identikit. Do not pretend to be, that is cool. Get the skinny jeans, you have the legs. Get tunics that hit the curves and go for boat neck tops to show those elegant collar bones, get belts to accentuate the waist, get the hip short jacket and the boots. You can't dress minimal because you are not. Baggy jumper, skinny jeans, outrageous bed hair, cute boots. You must work the difference, do not try and hide it.
Look after those bones, plenty of milk and good exercise for strength, it pays off in later life.
Make it stylish - you will always turn heads.
6'3" Jheri wrote (October 9th 2011)
Jules - just start off trying things you that you think might look good. You have to experiment with these things and finding a style that works for a body type isn't enough. It has to reflect your personality. If you try something and it doesn't seem to work that is still good as you have learned. A really good way to do this is to find a good friend who wants to do the same and spend an afternnoon experimenting with makeup and things you can do with your hair and accessories. See what range is possible before worrying about clothing.
I like going to clubs at times when I travel in Europe and the US. These are often places that decide if you can get in and I'm always asked in and usually don't have to pay because they like the looks I bring. This past year I've been dressing in a zoot suit I found and had modified by my tailor to fit well. I top it off with a felt hat with a long feather and carry my pocket watch on a long chain. It gives me a very unique look and happens to be great for dancing. There are a dozen other looks I use, but tha is currently my favorite.
A very tall friend of mine who is about your height loves to make loud statements and starts with a cheap bright orange wig using makeup to set it off. From there she can get away with almost everything.
Height doesn't matter - anyone can find a look and pull it off. I am a big fan of getting in good shape so you look your best no matter what your basic body type is. That will add to your confidence, which is a huge part of any look.
One thing that matters to me is seeing women destroying their feet and ankles with shoes that are too tall and that don't fit. The height they take you too doesn't matter to me, but tall shoes are very bad for your health. Make sure you find ones that are very comfortable and that you know how to walk in them. There are few things as un-sexy as a hobbling woman no matter what her height and no matter who made the shoes - even if they have red soles.
5'11" Bridgit wrote (October 6th 2011)
Be as cute as u can!!!!!!!! Hair extensions, crazy color, eyelashes, pedi, nails, etc. You'll never be lil like Kim K. and Rihanna Those chicks are making the short chunky vibe!!!!!!! But u can b just as fake luveee!!!!!!!! Really long eyelashes are the trick wear grow lash and extensions and falsies you'll rock it :)
LOL. I wanted to sat go bright red!!! Hair :) Nails and toes black with green sparkles or like Chanel vamp. Checkout ROCK STAR glitters they are beast :) Put on glitter sparkle and outshine lol, good for you for trying out men. LOL. THEY SCARE THE HELL OUT OF ME!!!!!!!!! Haha , this is cute!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, cute even if tall :)
Hey, tall all! :)
So I've made it to my senior year in high school. Whoa. I'm sure when all those newbie freshmen first saw me, tallest person (let alone WOMAN) they've probably ever seen, they must've gone home and cried to their parents that the kids at school are "too scary". LOL. That's what I kind of don't like about new people too is that wheras the upperclassmen at my school have generally accepted my height and don't really second-glance me anymore, the lowerclassmen are ALWAYS staring up at me - ALWAYS whispering as I walk by.
I mean, I've had to deal with that my whole life but it feels like it's a lot more frequent with these kids because when i'm walking around school, high sandals and all, i'm usually towering next to my 5'6" boyfriend. I can tell he's sort of getting annoyed with it too. He isnt used to that much attention like me. But anyway, besides the point.
I've noticed recently that us tall women really can't pull off a hip or cool look. I feel like that's more of a short girl look. My boyfriend is part of a band and they okay very Coldplay-esque sounding songs and just their whole look - call it "hipster" or "indie", if you will (b/c he does wear perscription Clark Kent-looking glasses in class and ray bands outside) - is something I can't see looking good on someone as tall as me. And it sort of bumms me out, because when I go to his concerts and stuff I'd like to at least look like I belong there like the little 5'3" girls there.
Anyway, just thinking out loud. Let me know I'm not just being crazy haha :P
6'3" Jheri wrote (October 4th 2011)
There is a new line of activewear just for tall women from a new company run by fellow tall woman Liz Mayers. More options are good and these look very nice! Check 'em out: http://www.ellemayers.com/
5'10" Jasmine wrote (October 3rd 2011)
Hi everyone! I'm 24 and I am trying to find a website that has stylish pumps/heels but with a *reasonable* heel height (~3 inch). Does anyone know of any website that has IN STYLE heels for us lovely tall ladies? THANKS! :)
Joerg says: You didn't specify your required shoe size but most of the stores listed on the Shoes USA page have these kinds of pumps. If you're looking for budget options you should take a lot at Amazon.com. They usually have big reductions. I'm not sure what your style is but the Pleaser range is both affordable and stylish (if you ask me). Take a look at these...
6'0" Carolyn wrote (October 2nd 2011)
My husband is 5'8"... we do everything together and I never think about the 4 inch difference in our height until I look at photos. It always make me giggle and him proud... We see Mutt and Jeff and love it. We enjoy each other so much, we forget to see our differences.
I remember being born at 5'7" and then at 15 years old blossomed to 6 ft. I was too clumsy to be athletic and too awkward to be charming. I struggled through life being me.
I don't think we have to have special talents to be different, our height does that for us. But we do have to have a sense of direction and then the courage to ignore the barriers that trick us up in moving that way. Life is full of obstacles that get in the way. Don't let your height be one of them. Focus on the big picture.
Although the challenges change, the journey does not. My destiny is still to be the one who positively influences one person a day and be proud. A smile to a sarcastic, rude person goes a lot farther then a sulk. My husband has joined me in my journey and so can you.
5'11" Rebecca wrote (October 1st 2011)
Jess: just accept you can't change your height, that's the way you are so embrace it.. and of course no guy will like you for you if you don't even like the way you are yourself?! If you can't be confident the way you are then what guy is going to like you? You need to be proud and have some confidence and then maybe you will have some luck... because really you aren't putting it 'bluntly' because thats not the truth at all! I my experience people envy us tall women, because yes we aren't average, we are different than average, so embrace that. We can stand out without even trying! All guys have a certain type they like, as we have a certain type of guy we like, and LOTS of men love tall women! There's someone out there for eveyone, you are just too negative and narrow minded to realise.
Hi... Taylor and Bridgit thank you for being nice ! I don't get much kindness and I bet u don't either :) Blessings to u both! To Bridgit: there are many ways to become a mom, men are hardly necessary! Think hard about becoming a mom though because my own daughter (strangely tiny and very cruel!!!! ) has been the thing I have regretted the most!!!!! I thought I'd have a built in "friend, person to "understand", or at least fellow "tall ****" and instead I got an evil dwarf. LOL. Life is not fair!!!
To Jess... first of all let me say that in some ways sometimes being taller than average does have its challenges, but many things in life do... and we can't change how others act towards us. We can change how we deal with it. I think reflecting on experiences of others, whether they be the same as ours or not, can be helpful as you can take things from their experiences to perhaps help deal with experiences that you have found difficult... and just let me say we are not just tall. That is just one part of us. If you look around, others also have things about them they don't like. Focus on what is great about you. We all have weaknesses and strengths. Maybe dealing with something like height for you is not your strength... but maybe you have other things about you that are your strengths. It's just the way we are... and sometimes its ok to say I am not good at this. I hope though that u will find, like I did, some strategies for dealing with uncomfortable questions and looks. There are some great ones on this site.
I noticed, I can't "have a forum here". It is all good! I don't know if this will be posted (probably not)... But I'm a real person who has suffered greatly due to my height. You can change anything else your, weight, hair color, or breast size but not your height. Yes, I know there is a surgery that takes inches off your legs but after extensive research and begging I've found no doctor or facility willing to do it regardless of money or insurance (BUT IF YOU HAVE FOUND OTHERWISE I'D LOVE TO KNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I was called out on here and my responses have been too honest and bleak to be posted for the most part... I hate no one! I'm the saddest person on earth and that's what it is... Sorry for being negative! I feel I have a perspective on the agony that other women/girls have shared and I just wanted to share my life experiences? Jess
Wow, I think people are harsh on "Jess". Maybe she's not a "troll" or a lady in need of psychiatric help. Maybe she's a a tall lady who needs some love, from the sound of it she's never had any! I've never either but I'm less bitter about it. Still it is lonely out there for us... Banding together should include the less "cheerful"!!!!!!!! I would love to be a mother BUT I would like a child of my own. Any advice? Don't care about dating, love, men actually but would love a baby?
5'10" Aino wrote (September 25th 2011)
Wow, I never felt short until I came across this website! I'm only 5'10" and I think I'm a pretty good height, wouldn't mind being a bit taller either. I've never had negative comments from boys growing up. The only people who made me feel bad about my height were these two girls who were average height and really into sports and I think it's safe to say that they just wanted to be a bit taller themselves. People admire my height. Finding tops with long enough sleeves is a bit awkward unless I want to pay more and go to a specialist shop. Other than that, I'm doing great.
6'3" Jheri wrote (September 23rd 2011)
Many of us are living proof that we can get along with men. I have several close male friends and some lovers. As it happens none are as tall as me. Not because I'm looking for shorter guys, but because we get along together. I don't get cat calls and nasty remarks when I walk. One of my friends is over 6'6" and grew up in New Mexico and didn't have these sort of problems. She was one of the heroes of her school and dating wasn't a problem in high school. Many of us find people might find us a bit different, but are mostly very friendly. I'm in Italy at the moment and people are very friendly - men and women :-)
[Jheri's sword is beginning to glow blue]
More than a few tall women don't have problems, but I suspect we aren't seeing someone with a just a huge chip on her shoulder and a nasty attitude that she believes, but rather a troll. Trolls love to disrupt conversation by coming back with something very negative. They thrill in causing grief to others and starting fights. They are best ignored and dispatched.
[Jheri swing her sword at the troll and it disappears in a puff of black smoke and a few hot cinders roll to the ground]
Of course I took the bait by answering - but I just want to say this is the style of a nasty troll.
There are too many good things about life and being tall to worry about rubbish.
[Jheri sweeps up the cinders and throws them out]
5'11" Jess wrote (September 22nd 2011)
To Zandi... I really try not to down others but I think it is crazy how many tall women play the "he likes me but is too shy, intimidated..." game with themselves, trust me men are not shy! They are just thinking you're gross... men do not like tall girls... It is not a hateful statement but a fact!!!! I get so many stares from men... when I'm driving... hoooots the whole asshole thing, they love me - haha - til I stand... However in person (I make them literally ill)!!!! I am literally thinking of getting amputation of my legs... LOL, NOT REALLY. MEN ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!! Girls can be ANYTHING THEY WANT WITHOUT THEM!!! No hate, ever, tall girls I just am that person who says it real. Never kid yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joerg says: I don't think I have ever come across someone with an attitude as negative as yours. Have you ever considered your perception to be wrong? Fact is: You are so negative I am really worried about giving you a platform. Have you thought about seeing a therapist? I agree with you on one point though - men are not that important. And I am a man.
6'3" Jheri wrote (September 21st 2011)
Alicia has opened her TallSwag line of tees. Appropriate phrases on appropriately sized tees, tanks and oversized tees. The prices look reasonable too: http://tallswag.bigcartel.com/
Truth is us tall girls are hot, as much as it may sound wrong but this is a fact... the reason why guys can't approach us is simply because we are too hooot to approach and so they see it as a threat and use that lame line of "shez not my type". Oooooh, yeah. Even if I was you wouldn't get me young man...
5'11" Jess wrote (September 19th 2011)
Hi, I got a lot of feedback here. I am Misery Loves Company. I didn't mean to offend anyone, I was just sharing what my life has been like here in NM. It has not been fun to be tall! You can become a mother many ways besides being with a man. I have nothing against people who would date an obese partner. I just think men are generally not nice. In my experience they don't mind heavy women but do not care for tall women. If you enjoy being tall that's great. I see some other ladies/girls on here who seem to be struggling with it. I just put it very bluntly.
6'0" Shaun wrote (September 17th 2011)
Glad to have found a place so full of beautiful, tall, positive ladies (and the men who love us). I've been this tall since I was 15 and have had no end of problems finding clothes that fit. I've heard all the "basketball" questions, and living in Oklahoma (where the average height for women seems to be about 5'4"). I've faced tonnes of rude comments and stares from both men and women. What always made me feel better, as a tall and quite thin woman/girl was knowing that all the girls who complained that "nobody really looks like that" about runway models were wrong. Not going to lie, it took awhile to get to a place where I was comfortable with my height, especially when finding clothes has never been "fun". Somewhere around age 23, though, I started really liking the idea that I could "tower" over people, especially in my favorite 4"-6" heels. I still get stared at, but now I've decided to think it's because I'm AWESOME and GORGEOUS instead of thinking of myself as a freak. Funny how a little change of perspective helps everything.
Not sure if I'm only supposed to write one quote, but here is a list of things tall girls can do that other shorter girls cannot:
I'm sure there are a bunch more, but these were the ones I had in mind. What other things have you noticed are actually easier or better because you're taller?
Joerg says: I have combined your quotes. That should work. I have several tall lady friends in Oklahoma, by the way. And if you were around me you could be sure to be referred to as "little lady". I love doing that! :-)
6'2 1/2" Megan wrote (September 17th 2011)
Hey guys, just wondering if any of you guys had an easier time dating guys in college over guys during your high school years? I have been in college for about a month now and it seems like no guy is ever interested in me compared to the other girls on campus. Just let me know what's up! Thanks! Love reading that there are other girls like me who are going through the same struggles! :)
6'0" G.L. wrote (September 16th 2011)
Hello everyone. I am 6'0" tall and just turned 13. I kinda hate my height because everyone looks at me as if I don't belong, but me sitting here reading all ur "postive" messages made me feel more confident about myself. So thank you to all those who made a point blank message soo very clear. Tall is truly beautiful :D
6'2" Jennifer wrote (September 15th 2011)
I am 28 yrs old and 6'2" and just today realized I should google "women over 6 feet tall" and found your website! It is so good to hear that I am not alone. I went through high school being teased every day. I used to be called Sasquatch, Giant Purple People Eater, Jolly Green Giant, and more frequently as an adult, Amazon woman. What a killer to the self-esteemâ€¦ now that I have gotten older I wish I could revisit those days and be a bit more bold and stand up for myself. People don't realize they hurt our feelings with all these comments. If anything we don't want to feel different than others. I always feel like everyone is staring at me when I walk in a room. I can't stand when people tell me I shouldn't wear heels, ask me if I play basketball, or if my parents are tall. My new ones are "Youâ€™re a tall glass of milk" and "You look like you're built Ford tough". Not at all funny and they just don't understand how many times we have heard stuff like this already. I used to hate being tall but now have started to embrace it. And I will wear heels if I want to!! ROCK ON Tall Girls!
5'10" Taylor wrote (September 12th 2011)
Not sure if I can post this... but did anyone hear the comment on the Today Show (Kathie Lee and Hoda) that Kathie Lee made to Hoda about wearing heels that were too high because it made her taller than her boyfriend? (Kathie Lee being 5'5" and Hoda being 5'9")... Oops, Kathy... Hoda graciously said he doesn't mind. I wish I could have commented directly to Kathie Lee. LOL. Hoda always looks fabulous on the show... but then she is the taller one so her clothes just hang better on her frame... and I love the heels she wears.
6'1 1/2" Millie wrote (September 8th 2011)
Hello my fellow Amazonians!
I'm so glad to see a community of tall women here. I spent many of my teenage years self-conscious and slouchy wishing I was shorter. At 26, I'm finally learning how to really rock the body I was given. I, too, get tired of the basketball questions and stares. But, there's nothing we can do to change the fact that we are tall. So - we might as well own it and be proud and confident in the beautiful, strong bodies we were given. I've found that people really respond positively to confidence. Even if you don't feel it, exude it, and eventually it will be yours.
Everyone has to struggle with things about themselves they don't like or others find intimidating or unattractive. But, love yourself and be proud of who you are above all else. There are women out there who would die for our height... hence the high heels and multitudes of gorgeous models who are paid because they turn heads and make others want to be like them.
After all... who run the world? Girls.
Yeah. I went there.
6'3" Jheri wrote (September 8th 2011)
And you think you might be tall - Marina is the tallest model at Fashion Week in NY and she's a lot taller than you :-) Marina is a 25 foot tall doll who is working for Missioni and is blogging at http://allthewayuphere.tumblr.com/ and tweeting too if you do that. She has clothing and shoes that fit and if you are in NY you can "meet" her and have your picture taken with a taller girl.
Here is an article on the event http://racked.com/archives/2011/09/07/missoni-for-target-blogger-marinawithstyle-is-a-25foot-tall-doll.php
So here is "someone" who is taller than any of us and she is shown as happy :-)
It bothers me a lot when I see someone who is upset with her height. For all but one there is someone who is taller and some of the really tall ones enjoy their height and carry it with grace. I know a few who are much taller than me and they wouldn't change places. All of us have problems at times and it feels that sometimes a brick wall is placed in front of you. But remember the reason for a brick wall is to show you how badly you want something. Figure out how to deal with the issues one by one and you'll find real happiness.
I had issues as a teen and didn't know any other tall girls and thought I was pretty much alone. It took me a long time to be comfortable with my height, but that happened. Now a teen can see she isn't alone and maybe she can be inspired to try things and learn who she is a bit earlier.
As tall people are not common most of my friends are much shorter than I am and we just don't notice our differences much as we are friends. There are the occassional jokes that good friends make about each other and sometimes we use my height or our differences for a good practical joke, but all of this is in fun and we are very supportive of each other. A few of them have even become expert on what clothing will look good on a tall girl like me and I've become expert on clothing that works with their body shapes too. And when a stranger doesn't know how to handle your height or is just being nasty, having your army defend you makes you feel special :-)
There are some people who enjoy bringing others down with their own problems. They begin to fall in love with the negative and it is incredibly ugly. Ignore these dark comments and blaze your own path, but at the same time help those who are having problems.
6'0" Kate wrote (September 8th 2011)
Ok, MiseryLovesCompany. You don't need to bring people down with you. I stand 6 foot and I love being tall, and FYI I am only 13! I have had a lot of guys hit on me and they don't care about my height. They care about how I act. I don't see why you think being tall is such a bad thing, and you are not all that tall. Try being 6 foot! I love being tall but I mean don't make people feel bad just because you don't like how tall you are. I don't think it is right to bring people down with you. If you want to break yourself down then by all means go ahead but don't bring other people down with you. You should build them up not break them down!
Joerg says: Good points. I didn't even want to publish the comment - especially since the person didn't use her real name. This is the last time I will publish a comment by someone using a pseudonym. Promise.
5'11" Helen wrote (September 7th 2011)
I'm nineteen, and I love being tall! Granted, I'm still a little apprehensive about wearing heels, but I'm getting there slowly. I was so inspired when I stumbled across this website, keep up the good work!
5'11" Shai wrote (September 5th 2011)
MiseryLovesCompany: I am sorry you are obviously having a difficult time, but please do not attempt to drag the rest of us down with you. Your post was so offensive. I've been around 5'11" since I was 15 years old and I turned 36 a month ago. Like another poster, I've never had any trouble getting dates and many have told me that one thing that drew them to me initially was my height. I'm married now, but I still get second looks and even approached by men interested in me.
Your line about "gross" men who date short heavy girls is just offensive on so many levels. Believe it or not (you obviously do not), there are people who prefer a plus sized partner. It doesn't make them bad, wrong, stupid or ignorant or mean that they are "settling" for someone less then ideal. That is just what they are attracted to. Just because that is what THEY like doesn't make YOU unattractive. It just makes you a bad match for that person. Not everyone is going to like tall women or short women or blondes or redheads or green eyes or long hair or only date people with tattoos or non-smokers and on and on and on.
Regarding Khloe K, I'm more surprised she can land a man because of her trashy attitude, regardless of looks (and I think she looks fine).
As for looking good "even if no one cares"- *I* care if I look good. Also, how you feel about yourself comes across if you are wearing sweats or a ballgown.
I hope you find peace with yourself someday.
6'3 1/2" Kendal wrote (September 4th 2011)
I am 6'3 and a half. I'm only thirteen and I am so insecure about my height. I'm the tallest in my school and there are no guys that I know who like tall girls. I sometimes find myself uncomfortable around my friends because I am a foot taller than almost all of them. People always ask me if I play basketball and I do I'm just tired of being asked... Basketball season is the only time I'm not so insecure. But I'm always getting picked on and put down. I don't know what to do any more.
6'3" Kenzie wrote (August 31st 2011)
Hello all, I have been told soo many times that height is beautiful. People always come up to me and ask me how tall are you? I tell them proud. I use to HATE my height and sometimes still do. I wear a size 13 shoe - sometimes they're hard to find... Whenever I feel down about my height, I always just thank God for making me the way I am. I am the tallest person in my school, and sometimes that is hard. All the guys at our school love short girls. I have learned that you need to embrace your beauty, because you are the way you are and all the tall women out there need to love themselves for who they are short or tall. I love my height and so do my friends... especially my basketball team. Always love yourself because beauty comes from within.
Tall women are beautiful!
5'11" Lexi wrote (August 30th 2011)
MiseryLovesCompany: What do you mean a man has never hit on you? You said you were a mother, so obviously someone was interested at some point. I am 5'10" and I haven't had any problems finding men because of my height. In fact, every man that I have dated has pointed out my height as something they had found particularly attractive about me. Maybe people sense that you are insecure and that is why you aren't attracting men? Also, 5'11" is not that tall. I am almost your height and I see women my height and taller all of the time.
5'11" Kay wrote (August 28th 2011)
Love your height. Growing up I was a little overwhelmed by the comments but I'm 29 now and love it. My legs are my assets... something to embrace!
I don't even know what to say... being tall has been hell! I wish I could give girls out there "It's going to work out, be ok" advice but truth is, It's not! At 34 I've never had a man hit on me or even look my way BUT I guess I'm ok ... I try to focus on being a good mom, person and teacher... If you are alone because of your height don't go looking... just be classy and find other things to do. NEVER let those gross **** who will date 250 lbs + 5'2" girls (but not tall girls) see you hurting! Look your best even if no one cares - you will feel better! Look at Khloe K... she looks good even if her family is mean and her man cheats on her... I'm amazed she even found a man???
6'7" Jules wrote (August 27th 2011)
Greetings, once again, my fellow heignesses of height!
I'd like the start by sincerely thanking those of you who left such kind and encouraging words during a rare time period where I digressed back into my insecurities about being so tall. Your advice really did help and I am happy to report that things between my 5'6" boyfriend and I are back to normal - and getting better!
For those who didnt read my last post, I was basically worried about my boyfriend spending too much time with a 5'2" girl good friend of his. Well we ended up really sitting down to talk and he assured me that there was nothing going on between him and this girl and that there never would be.
His explanation for why: "Her legs just arent long enough, babe."
It still seems like a dream I'm going to wake up from. I mean, you just don't see guys like him - who can do anything, be anybody - date girls that are 13" taller. You just don't. Sure, it was weird at first. I definitely shared my logistical questions (about kissing and dancing standing up) with you all; a true testament to how unsure I was going into this.
You just have to have a partner who embraces your height, I think, for it to really be fun. I get to wear HEELS. When we got out, I got a 16-17" advantage on him. And he loves it, always asks me to wear them, and I just cant help but share my love and luck towards that fact. Ladies, these guys are out there. You just gotta keep your eyes open - in my case, shifted DOWN :)
I do have a question in this post, and if you're thinking "yea, yea, blah blah blah" then you can stop now b/c here it is. Haha:
What do you tall, long-legged ladies normally wear when going out to look "hot"?
Picture a girl with a volleyball players body... only a big chest haha. If you were me, what would you wear to just look bombshell-sexy?
6'1" Virtous wrote (August 26th 2011)
I am 6'1" and I am 31 years old. For years I was very insecure in myself becaues often times I was the tallest person in the room. But as I got older and owned who I was... I began to wear my heels and when I entered a room I CAPTURED it! So needless to say, I am loving everything about me now. It did take some time but after I learned that I cannot hide who God made me I then began to be proud of who I am. I also found a website where the pants that I have ordered are actually too long, can you believe that?!
5'11" Aviva wrote (August 25th 2011)
I once read an interview with a writer who was 6'2". She said: "If you are tall, people always want to tell you." Well, that's true. I'm around 5'11" / 6'0" and I always get comments about my height. A lot are positive (you should be a model, basketball player), but some are negative too. Even if people don't mean bad, it can still be annoying, it makes you feel so different. I was very insecure about my height and sometimes I still am. But my height is growing on me (no pun intended). Especially after seeing this website. It's great to know I'm not alone. I even feel short after reading all messages on here. To all (young) tall girls out there. Please don't be insecure about your height. To quote this website "You are outstanding as you are and you don't need a pedastal to stand on." It's true. And some people don't like you for being taller than them. They'll feel intimidated and try to bring you down with words. If they do, just simply overlook them.
Joerg says: I'm pleased to hear that you like the mission statement of tallwomen.org. If someone needs a pedestal it's me!
5'10 1/2" Jasmin wrote (August 25th 2011)
School is about to start and I'm kinda nervous. I'm a 12 year old girl at 5'10 1/2" and it's hard to blend in. But the good thing about being tall you don't want to blend in I'm tall and love it after reading this site. It made feel so much confident. Another that helps me is going in front of a mirror and saying" I love who I am. I'm not stuck up and look like everyone else. I'm me. I'm not the most gorgeous, but with my personality I'm drop dead beautiful. I know who I am and I'm going to walk up to people and let them get to know who I am!
5'10" Taylor wrote (August 23rd 2011)
Dear Kayla. I think it is harder to be tall when you are young... and I agree that sometimes people like to focus on your height when there is so much more to every one of us... and I think it would annoy them if we spent time in a conversation talking about some of their physical characteristics and acting like it was odd. LOL. However I think try to focus on what u love about yourself... you dont have to be short to look great... you can look great at any height. For me I picked a movie star that was close to my height and copied her style as close as I could... and whenever I am out and I don't feel as confident as I would like I think about that person who is about the same height as me and all they have achieved and it makes me feel better about who I am. As you age you will see the benefits of being tall... but it's hard when you're 15. But work on it... work on liking yourself just the way you are. You are special and unique... and the guys will come. You will see.
6'2" Cheye wrote (August 22nd 2011)
I always been tall for as long as I can remember. I hear all the time "do u play basketball?" or "you should model!" growing up in NY there's a lot of tall guys and a lot of short guys that love tall women. LOL. I'm 22 and was in a relationship with someone who was 6'4" for 3 yrs and it was great being with someone tall made me feel "normal". LOL. But growing up was extremely hard - finding cute clothes and shoes that fit me. So here's a few tips if you have trouble... Wear skinny jeans and when you wash them DO NOT dry them! Find someone to hold on to one end while your on the opposite side and pull as hard as u can for 5 minutes stretching them out! Then let them air dry. It works with sleeves of shirts as well. Also wearing nice accessory bracelets with tank tops or sleeves that are too short makes your arms look shorter and if you have long hair wearing it down and having some hang in front of your shoulders also helps. But I've learned to embrace my height and love myself! I hope you found my tips useful I have a lot more feel free to share some with me or ask for more. xoxo :)
I hate being tall so much it makes me feeel so insecure. I am a tall black girl that's 15 and I feel all alone sometimes. People are so annoying and all they talk about is oh, "how tall u r", like I think I know that already. I have no self-confidence and when I wear heels I feel so self-conscious. I feel jealous because all dem short girls get boys all the time while I tower over them. All I want is self confidence and to feel good about myself. I even cry myself to sleep.
Joerg says: I don't want to sound negative here but what would you do if you were, say, 6'8"?
6'2" Sana wrote (August 21st 2011)
I am 18 years old and I really hate my height. I just wish I was shorter. I wish I could wear heels like every other girl. I come from this place where girls are usually short so I feel so odd and stuff :( I used to get bullied every single day in high school. People were like asking me "How tall are you?!", "Oh you are so damn tall!"... and I've heard so many ugly words that I don't even want to remember them.
6'0 1/2" Helene wrote (August 20th 2011)
My height used to bother me all the time before. Especially when I was in high school. People commented, saying stuff like "Good luck finding a man". "I can't get over how tall you are!". "How tall are you!?". "Omg, I feel so short around you". And even once, I asked someone "Why don't you want to date me?" - "Because you're too tall. I found a girl that's only 5'4". Perfect height!".
And that comment took the cake. I felt like a man because of my height. All the guys were shorter than me, and I would feel very vulnerable to even the slightest taller man. I outruled every short man. I would do anything to feel like the short cute little girl. Basically why I need a tall man to be my partner. My ex was 5'10", shorter than me, but loved me more than anything. But the key is to love your height. If you love yourself, others will love you easier.
Your height ladies, is your strongest charisma, and you are most likely to be reminded of it your entire life - so turn it into something positive! For those who dislike their height. Tall women are gracious, like a cat. Their figure is curvier, and they're stronger. Able to fend for themselves, on the contrary to puny short women. Tall is revolution! It's proven that mankind evolves to being taller and taller. There was no 6'0" women 200 years ago. If there were there were FEW. And many girls feel alone and different because of their height, but in here - I suddenly feel shorter.
Jules, you must be the queen of gracious luscious tall-ness! Sure, finding clothes and shoes it a pain. My shoe size is 12-13, I'm around 6 ft tall and I'm 19. But heck, clothes looks so much better on our slender, long, gracious cat-like bodies. ;D We are superior, we are the next generation, we are evolution, ladies!
6'3" Jheri wrote (August 20th 2011)
This is fun - many history of fashion entries. You could spend a lot of time looking around and I'm afraid I've spent a few hours :-) http://www.fashion-era.com/index.htm
Here is something I wish was still done - sewing training. It probably went away as courses became less sexist and manufactured clothing became even cheaper, but it would be very nice to have the skills - especially for those of us who are hard to fit! From the entry on http://www.fashion-era.com/1960s/1962_fashion_drawings_colouring_in.htm
"Fashion sewing was very popular during the early sixties and was a major subject in secondary modern schools in the UK. There, female pupils often had two half day sessions of dressmaking and needlecrafts a week. Most young girls with a secondary modern education in UK left school at 15 with good craft sewing skills. Many were easily able to make dresses that fitted closely to the body and had fully lined bodices or slips.
Those who went to Grammar Schools were less fortunate in acquiring textile arts mastery. They usually had to choose between Art, Domestic Science (Cookery) or perhaps Geography or Housecraft by their third year in school. So for most girls by the time they chose a selection of examination subjects these creative subjects were effectively squeezed out by the Grammar School curriculum. The choices set against curriculum subjects were such that most academic girls felt obliged to opt for qualifications that would help them get jobs or college entry.
Even so, Local Authority night classes abounded in the 1960s. Dressmaking was a very popular subject course to follow and most women could manage to make a dress if they attended for about 10 sessions. Once they had the rudiments of using a sewing machine and cutting a pattern many continued to learn by teaching themselves. In the 1960s instructions in sewing patterns were very detailed and far superior to any patterns available today. Patterns often contained 4 or 5 instruction sheets, but the difference between them today is that those sheets would all be in just English or English and French. Now you may get several pages, but in many languages so the actual sewing construction details are cut out."
I really think this is the answer for those of us who are hard to fit, but finding the appropriate training is not easy and neither is finding the time. But it would move us from not having many choices to one where we it was in our own hands.
But if you look, you may be able to find the training. It may be worth the effort.
6'2" Brittany wrote (August 18th 2011)
Hey, Ladies. I'm 6'2" and I'm 15. Sometimes it's hard for me to accept my tallness because every girl wants to fit in well - at least I did but now I understand that it's okay to stand 6'2" tall because I stand out to other people even though I still wish I was a little shorter. And I also wonder if I will ever find a boyfriend that likes me for me. I haven't had a boyfriend ever since I started growing tall. But hopefully some boys will catch up on the height.
5'10" Taylor wrote (August 16th 2011)
Just thought I would comment on a question that some of you get asked often... the question being "how will you find a husband that tall?"... you could ask them if there is a law that he must be taller, or is it just their opinion that the man must be taller... throw the ball back into their court. LOL
5'11" Elena wrote (August 15th 2011)
I used to HATE being tall. But once I got into high school I got used to it. For one, as a freshman I was taller than my fellow classmates and I fit in "height wise" with the juniors and seniors. So no one picked on me or bullied me as a freshman. YAY!! So I'm used to my height. I actually love being tall. You have this grace, when you walk. I try to picture myself strutting it on a runway. Although I haven't gotten the courage to wear high heels yet. I feel very self-conscious. And I can't walk in them. I'm trying to work on my posture. I tend to slouch, maybe because I grew too fast for my age and wasn't used to it. But now I try to walk with my shoulders back and my back straight and my head held high. People are always going to talk and say rude things. Because they don't have what we have.
And Amanda, people say the same thing to me "How are you going to find a husband that tall" my response is always smiling and saying, If God has made me this tall then theirs obviously a guy who is tall made especially for me.
Although I do want someone who is taller than me, even when I wear heels :)
5'10" Louise wrote (August 14th 2011)
To Jules (July 30th)... It's NOT okay for your boyfriend to hang out with female friends if it makes you uncomfortable. Share your feelings with him (you don't have to go into a long explanation or justify your feelings), and pay attention to his reaction. If he is committed to you being his girl, he will put your feelings and needs first and back off on that friendship. Tell him that you would do the same for him. If, on the other hand, he gets defensive or angry about it, that's probably a red flag. We all have vulnerabilities and insecurities, and that doesn't make us flawed... it makes us human. My boyfriend has a female friend whom he used to get together with occasionally, and it didn't bother me at first. Then all of a sudden it started bothering me, and I told him. He respected me for sharing my feelings, and stopped seeing her unless the three of us got together. I think he found it flattering that I didn't want to share him! I wish you the best of luck, Jules. Just don't settle for anything that makes you uncomfortable.
As for not being able to wear heels... I just watched a great female comedian talk about heels. She pointed out that it had to be men who invented heels. Her skit basically went something like this... Women originally wore flats and successfully went about their daily work, quickly getting around. Men saw this and said, "Hey, we've got to slow them down so we can ---- them!" So they tied bricks onto women's feet. Now, keep in mind, this was a comedy routine, but what she said was a very real commentary on one of the twisted quirks of our society. That's what high heels feel like -- bricks! And what's the point of wearing them? To appear sexy and attract men... Think about it... when men see heels, what do they think of? Is that what you want to advertise?
6'0" Kate wrote (August 12th 2011)
Hey, Danielle. It's not so bad to be tall. I am 13 and stand 6'0" even. I sometimes think the same way you do. Short girls get the attention. Short girls get all the guys. I dont see a flaw in being tall. I have had a lot of guys ask me out and they are shorter then me. So if they don't care if I am tall then why should I? I love being taller then all of my friends. You don't get bullied - I mean you will get the verbal threats but no one will lay a hand on you when you are bigger then them. As long as they don't have a death wish. I love to be tall and I rock it. I love to stand taller them. I have one brother and he stands 6'4". My mother at this time is the shortest person in my family standing at 5'9 1/2". My dad stands 6'0" even too. Being tall should not bring you down, it should build you up! I would rather be tall then be short. That is just me. You don't have to take any of the advice that I give you but I just thought that I would try to help. Hope some of this helps =]
I'm glad I found this site, looks like I'm not the only one having height issues!!! I hate being this tall... :/ I'm 16 (just!) and I hope I've stopped growing! I know people say you should own it, and I'm hoping when I'm older I'll appreciate it, but right now I'm not! Jeans are a nightmare to find, I can't wear heels, I hate being centre of attention and why are guys so short!? It's a nightmare... I feel horrible about it, because it seems all the shorter girls get the attention, and I'm just standing there looking like a very tall lemon! -_- I really hope I can own my height one day, but right now, as a teenager, I've only come up with 2 good things to being tall (you can eat more than shorter girls and you can actually see when standing at a concert) Sorry just had to rant a little bit, as my other friends are all the lovely height of 5'9" or below... Thanks!!! :)
5'10" Brooke wrote (August 9th 2011)
Hello! I just wanted to say I love being tall! I've finally figured out on my own that it's not horrible. It was hard in highschool but now when I go out I can't wait to step out of the car and I see people smile at me and I smile back. I like fashion and boots so winter is my favorite season. I've been thinking on buying some pumps for the first time. :). I wear toms though. I love love toms! :) And another good thing about being tall in my family is that no one can borrow my shoes since I wear an 11. Hahahaha. My best friend is 5'3". We are like sisters. I'm her bear and she's my little koala. LOL :)
6'1" Dr. Joanna wrote (August 6th 2011)
Hi ladies! I am so happy I found this site :-) I've been using it's resources for jeans! I wanted to tell the other tall young ladies out there... be PROUD of your height!
Walk with confidence and when you walk into a room, you'll own it!
And don't worry about men who are too scared/intimidated to date you because of their own self-esteem issues. A REAL man will be look you up and down, and become mesmerized by your long legs and beauty!
Never allow anyone to make you feel less than the amazing, rare creature that you are! You were born with a gift to be a cut above the rest...
BTW, does Tallwomen.org have a Facebook group page yet? If so, I'd love to know about it!
Found this site today just by chance and it is great to read about other tall girls. I'm 6'5", 23 years old and I love being so tall. At school I was the tallest and strongest, and although I got some comments I was accepted for who I was. Now everyone I meet is amazed by my height, and everyone looks at me when I enter a room. It is a problem finding clothes to fit, but I found a good tailor who can make me made to measure clothes for a reasonable price. When I got to about 14 I realised my height gave me a lot of advantages and as my legs are so long instead of looking for jeans I wear shorts and sandals, and as I have big feet I can wear really high heels, showing off my height instead of trying to hide it by wearing flats. Even dating has not been a problem as men love my height and I take guys as they come, although I have yet to have a bf as tall as me. My life experience so far has been very positive and I walk tall and with confidence.
6'0" Wadzy wrote (August 4th 2011)
Wow, I just discovered this site today because I was feeling soo down because of my height. Was so happy to discover that my my fav singer Jordin Sparks is the same height as me. Wow, awesome. However I am someone who loves to look fly all the time but I haven't gathered the courage to wear heels. I also need tips on how I can dress up and look really sexy in my tall figure. Are there any shops with tall women's shoes and clothes in Southern Africa?
Joerg says: For obvious reasons I will leave the fashion advice to the other ladies. I must tell you that I don't know (of) any shoes and clothing stores in Southern Africa though. Sad, I know.
6'1" Amanda wrote (August 3rd 2011)
Hi everyone, I've written here before but I needed to vent again, so... yeah :-P. Being this tall obviously is not getting any easier. A lot of my friends know I hate it but they still insist on commenting on my hate every time they see me, which may be every day. It gets very annoying sometimes and I wish they would just stop. What's worse is when they make fun of me and say "You'll never find a husband" and things like that. Personally I don't think height should have anything to do with finding a husband but it still hurts when they say it. Another problem with being tall is the constant questions I get from random people: "How tall are you?", "How tall are your parents?". "How old are you?". "Are you sure you're 14?". "Are you still growing?". "How's the weather up there?". "What do your parents feed you?". And we can't forget the infamous "Do you play basketball?".Â I'm just like... I don't even know you. Why are you interrogating me? And we can't forget the awful nicknames: Tallness, Tall person, Tall stuff, Amazon, Giant, Gigantore, Big bird, Avatar. And those aren't the worst. I really hate being the center of attention and sometimes I just want to blend in, but my height doesn't even let me come close to doing that.
BTW: New York & Company has a tall section for jeans, pants, etc and they're all super long :)
6'3" Jheri wrote (August 2nd 2011)
I was out walking through a pedestrian part of the city over lunch and was approached by a couple who wondered if I had played volleyball. They were from America and he was a retired women's volleyball coach. We started talking and I ended up having lunch with them. It turns out he was a head coach at a large midwestern university at the top level of the game - division 1 - and had a lot of success.
He talked about the changing attitude of the players. When he started in the mid 70s it was common for him to have to deal with the girls being sensitive about their height even though very tall players were rare - even those who were 5'10" were upset. It was also a problem getting them into the weight room as that was considered unfeminine. That started changing by the 90s and by 2000 very tall and powerful girls began to dominate and most of them had been playing in clubs from an early age. The sport had become important enough to specialize.
He said issues of height or working out in the weight room are completely absent now. Real progress!
I never played team sports in school, but they certainly have changed attitudes about what girls can do and that those of us who are tall can be happy and proud.
Hello, my luscious long-legged ladies!
Gosh, just filling in my "Your Height" bar is a reminder for me just HOW tall I'm really becoming. It's incredible :) For those of you who haven't read my previous posts, I'm just your average small town late-teen girl... who most of you can only look eye-to-eye with by looking UP haha!
This past summer I've grown half an inch and I'm STILL growing! I can still fit my shorts, all my shirts, and shoes... I just have a little more skin showing lol ;) Well I can tell ya, my 5'6" boyfriend loves it.
Or love(d) it, it seems...
Yes, recently he's been hanging out with his friend from school. I'm not normally the jealous type, but there's something about this one that's putting me on edge. She's this 5'2" little blonde friend with that perfect face and striking blue eyes and makes him smile like nobody's business.
A little side story - when I met her, my boyfriend and I were at my house "watching a movie" while my parents were out of town. Well this girl was now on her way over because my boyfriend wanted me to spend some time with her. We hear a doorbell and I go to answer the door and, accidentally, I overlooked her. Because I was wearing heels (a little fetish of mine) I was probably 6'10" or 6'11" in them giving me a 20" advantage vertically. And my boyfriend didn't really (or maybe didn't WANT to) mention the height difference. I'm literally casting a shadow over this fairy-like girl with her gray hoodie and red Toms.
So, at first, I didn't see her as she's smiling right up at me. Classic.
But she wasnt like most of the idiot porcelain dolls at school who state the obvious "Omg, you're SO tall!". "Are you on the volleyball / basketball team???" She just smiled and introduced herself. Her extremely kind and chill attitude was surprising to me.
Anyway, they've been spending a lot more time together now. I've tagged along a few times but when I did... it's like all those insecurities I thought I got over when I was young came flooding back. I would feel like a Na'avi (Avatar blue guys) walking with Smurfs.
Joerg says: No reason to doubt yourself, Lady... If your man has decided he prefers shorter girls after all it's his fault (and his problem and his LOSS!). It's not your fault. You'll get over it in no time.
5'11 1/2" Faubline wrote (July 29th 2011)
Hellloooo, beautiful young tall women. I am 15 years old, 5'11 1/2" and my name is Faudline. I just want to say I loveee my height. It can be a lil frustrating when I'm trying to find clothes (jeans) but I mean it's a blessing to be tall. It doesn't mean that you're supposed to do a sport. You're tall because maybe you have family members that are tall and u got the genes from them. It's a beautiful thing: remember not everyone's tall. You're just a lucky person to be tall. When I go out people just have the feeling to stare at me and tell me "Wow, you're soo tall" and I am like "Reallly??? I didn't know that". LOL. But anyways... LOVEEEE your height. Ignore ppl in school laughin at you or teasing you. They just have nothin better to do - soo remember: Keep walking straight ahead cause there's nobody that can make you stop lovin your height... TALL GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL, STRONG BOLD AND POWERFUL!
5'11 1/2" Bre wrote (July 28th 2011)
A little advice for my lovely fellow tall ladies... If you're going to be in a huge crowd - do like I do and wear nice outfits. All eyes are gonna be on u anyways... so u might as well be lookin cute!!! =) It'll make ppl say "Wow, she looks like a Model". Have a great night, Lovelys!
6'3" Amy wrote (July 25th 2011)
6'3" Rachael wrote (July 25th 2011)
I just thought I'd comment on how tall I was. LOL. I've been 6'2"+ since I was 14. It's nearly impossible for me to feel like I fit in, or to find a boyfriend who is taller than me, or find a horse who is well sized for me to ride around here. :) Just thought I'd share. LOL.
I'm only 14 and 6ft tall and I just wondered if you had any ideas where I can find clothes for my age as well as being long enough?? I've always found it hard to find clothes suitable and long enough.
Joerg says: Have you taken a look at the Clothes USA Section?
5'10" Taylor wrote (July 22nd 2011)
To Amy... I have several... the highest I own are 4 inches. But I feel most comfortable in 3 inch heels. I prefer heels to flats as they make my feet look nicer, I think.
I just wanted to know: Do any of you ladies own a pair of heels? And what's the highest you would wear?
6'1" Melody wrote (July 21st 2011)
I love this site!! I'm usually very proud of my height, but there are times when I get down about it; I visit this site, and I'm so encouraged to remember that I'm not alone!! All the comments also make me laugh because they are so true and relatable. I have people ask me all the time how tall I am and if I play basketball. When I tell them "no," they look confused and then a lightbulb comes on (you can see it on their faces): "Do you play volleyball?" - "No, sir, I don't..." More confusion. The questions really used to annoy me but now they just make me laugh, especially when people pull over in their cars JUST to ask me how tall I am and if I play basketball. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I didn't say anything different than what's already been posted, but I just had to add to this wonderful site! You ladies are awesome!
6'3" Maddie wrote (July 19th 2011)
I'm six foot three and I'm fifteen years old. I really can't wait for college. I'm the tallest person in my school (boys and girls) and I can't wait to find a guy that doesn't see six feet and three inches of body, but sees me for what I say, do, and feel.
6'2" Pav wrote (July 17th 2011)
Hi, I've been browsing through different topics on your website (www.tallwomen.org) and I find it so helpful and nice to know that I'm not the only tall girl out there. I just want to comment on the fact that I find it extremely hard to find clothes that suit my height. I've seen your links for other websites but they always suit more older people and don't have many young styles and I find it frustrating to get clothes and be confident in them. I find being tall strange as my sister who's older than me is just a mere 5'3" so I feel that I'm the odd one being the tallest in my family. However they are ever so supportive but I don't think they fully understand what I go through every day what with school. I wouldn't say I get bullied, I'll just say I'm the subject of many people's conversations but not in a good way. I just want to be able to embrace my height and feel confident in myself. In regards to the clothes part, I'm not sure if this is an American based website but I was wondering if there are any shops in Florida that cater for tall people. If there are I would ever so grateful if you could tell me. thank you for taking time to read this and I would just like to say thank you for creating such an amazing and helpful website. It's nice to know people care.
P.S.: I'm not sure if this was the correct place to write this. If not sorry :)
6'3" Jheri wrote (July 15th 2011)
Elise and others who are having problems finding a guy. I gave up waiting to be asked and started asking myself. Of course I made mistakes and you get turned down, but the guys have that happen to them too. The best guys I've dated have been on the shy side and they get intimidated easily.
Having said that it isn't exactly easy until you have tried it more than a few times, but it might just turn your attitude around. You can do it without being overly bold. Women tend to have higher social IQs than men, so you probably have an advantage :-)
6'4 1/2" Alex wrote (July 11th 2011)
Elise I feel the same when it comes to boys. They are always intimated by me and would date me if I was shorter or they were taller. And older men always hit on me even when I tell them I'm only 17! Just be patient. There is def someone out there for you! :)
6'6 1/2" Jules wrote (July 10th 2011)
Elise, don't you even worry about your height being some kind of an impediment towards dating. Look at me - 6'6 1/2", late teens, dating a 5'6" guy.
There are definitely men out there who would love nothing more than to look UP to a gorgeous beauty like you and marvel at your long limbs. You were born to be this way. Your unexpected height boost was in actuality all part of a plan to make you stand out in the world and be part of a physically dominant group of women.
Your confidence will land you a man with equal confidence, so go out there with your head held HIGH. If a man makes the effort to try and get you meet his eyes BELOW yours, give him a shot.
As for your pants problem: wear shorts! Especially during this season. Shorts and extra long legs were just meant to be ;)
Hello there, my fellow lovely long-limbed ladies. I am 19 years old, I have always been tall - it has just always been a part of my identity. However, I was never meant to be this tall - early on it was predicted I would fall just short of 6'0". Alas, my genes had different plans. I currently love my body (despite its constant refusal to fit into a decent pair of jeans), but it has not always been that way. In middle school, I had a rather rough go of it - but then again, who doesn't in middle school? I was often picked on these two boys who felt the desperate need to compensate for something (most likely what they lacked in height), and therefore with my surplus of tallness, I was the obvious target. My younger brother was in fact teased by one of those boys while we were all in elementary school, but all teasing effectively ended for him when he grew to tower over everyone at a whopping 6'9" (also quite a bit above his predicted height). In high school, I would get daily comments on my height, often from the same people each day, who seemingly forgot how tall I was overnight. However, I luckily had sports as a way to utilize my height, but being tall meant that I was a late bloomer. I struggled in the early years of high school, but finally found success on the basketball court and on the track. In fact, I am still participating in both at the collegiate level.
I think another thing that helped me adjust to my height is that I never really felt tall. Like I mentioned earlier, my brother is 6'9". My parents are 5'11" and 6'2", respectively, and I have quite a few cousins that are taller than me (all male, though). Even my friends, who I have been friends with since first grade, are relatively tall, most of them being 5'9". But then this past year I went off to college. While college had its great benefits (one being that there are now quite a few women and men that are my height or taller), the change also highlighted some key experiences that I have missed out on - not only have I never had a boyfriend, I have never had my first kiss. Sure, I was a kissing queen in my preschool years, but I hardly think any of those qualify as My First Kiss. I've gotten quite a bit of attention from older men who think I'm older than I am (when one of these men asked how old I was, he answered, "But you're so tall!", as if height as is the ultimate indicator of age), but little to none from the men around my age. I honestly think they're intimidated by me (or at least that's what my mother likes to tell me). I've been referred to as "the sexy six-two girl" behind my back, and my mother once divulged to me that a friends' son had announced at the dinner table one night that he was going to ask me out - once he grew a couple of inches. It's just so frustrating - I am willing to date someone shorter than me, but I feel that men aren't really willing to date someone taller than them. What's even more infuriating is that my male friends who are in the 6'6" range insist on dating women who are barely over 5'0". I can't help but feel that my height has a lot to do with my lack of a love life, and that is one thing that has definitely diminished the luster of being a tall female. While I love my height, it definitely has its shortcomings.
I apologize for basically writing a novel, but I was just so excited to find a site that catered especially to tall women, and I was eager to share my take on being tall with all of you. For all of you that took the time to read this, thank you!
5'10" Sally wrote (July 10th 2011)
Sally, love your quote...
All my life I've tried so hard to fit in, not realising I was born to stand out.
6'3" Jheri wrote (July 2nd 2011)
A real problem with longer length jeans is length and size often isn't enough to get a good fit unless you are pretty lucky. I usually need to get my jeans tailored for proper fit. You can go for made to measure, but that can take a long tine and is often expensive. I've done that a few times but haven't used one of the larger makers in the US who does this - Indi.
A friend recently used them. The time from order to getting your jeans is about a month. If the jeans aren't right, you note the problems and they'll send you a new pair. She had to go through that, but now has the only pair of jeans that is a great fit in her life. She recommends getting measured by a tailor if you can for best results or if you live near their office in Emeryville California just make a visit.
You can customize as well as get the fit right and they have white denim now as an option. I've seen some people love Indis and others really dislike them, but this makes 5 people i know who have tried and like them and 0 who dislike. Two of the five had to use a second try, so this can be quite slow.
Indi has periodic groupon offers where you can get a pair for U$85 and one of these offers is open now - you don't have to live in that city. So if you've been wanting to try this may make sense.
If you need more than their 40" limit it turns out they can go a few inches more if you ask when you order.
Now they have free shipping on an initial overseas order so I'm going to try them. I don't know how the postage will work out if I have to go through the refit.
So if you are frustrated or adventurous you might give them a try.
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