For all the beautiful tall girls and the problems we have to endure. Through all the teasing, feeling out of place & short hems, I'm finally coming to a point where I realized that there's nothing wrong with being a little different. People still try to tear me down about it but there will always be people doing that. These problems are mostly to make you laugh & go "OH MY GOD. THAT'S MY LIFE." But this is more than just a place to share each other's problems. It's a support group where we encourage girls to see the beauty within them (so play nice, ladies). Ask me anything & feel free to submit!
"You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem."
Hello you tall beauties!
I’m 22 and I’m 185 cm (=6 feet) and I’ve been looking for a while for a pair of flare denim jeans (70’s style 38 inseam), found a pair at The Gap, naturally they won’t ship to Sweden, and the EU-site does not have any of the Tall clothes. (the pants) I happen to like the bohemic-retro-styled clothes but sometimes it pisses me off having to search for items or clothes when the majority of my friends does not have to.
By the way, I wrote an angry (not that angry, but a bit irritated perhaps) email to The Gap EU, you should too.
That moment when all of your short friends are marrying tall guys and you wonder if there will be any tall guys left
guys-iknowkungfu asked: My 11 year old cousin is the same height as me (5'9") and given the average age that females in our family stop growing at she still has four years and a major growth spurt. I can already see her falling into the same traps as I did. She slouches and avoids doing things because she is already so easily seen. It makes me so upset to know that just because some people have DNA that makes them tall that they have to feel like they need to hide. Why can't she grow up feeling normal and safe?
Tall girls are told from a young age (I know I was) that something is wrong with them. It’s just like how little girls are given Barbies and boys are given trucks, it’s just the way things are. We automatically put into our societal roles.
Being a confident tall girl will only happen if you know the power that a female has. Encourage her to see herself as beautiful instead of waiting for people to tell her. Tell her to reach out to us! She’s not alone in the struggle!
jerseagirll asked: Going off the whole clothing discussion as well... american eagle! they have the length x-long online for all different styles (skinny, straight, boyfriend, flare, etc.) and they tend to have the whole "all jeans $30 and under" sale every few months! Majority of my jeans are from there! (I'm 6'2" with very long legs and they're the perfect length!)
sisbee asked: To clarify my ask, I was responding to someone who was 17 and 5'11" who was saying she was uncomfortable in heels(their ask and my response are from about a month ago). I myself am in my twenties and 6'4". All my heels are 2.5-3", though I hope to very soon own a pair that is over 3"! Sorry about the confusion!
Thanks for clearing that up :)
sisbee asked: 17-yo 5'11". Heels can be a challenge, and you'll catch some flak in them. My heels make me about 6'7", and sometimes I don't like the extra attention, but I can't say I ever regret wearing them. They make me feel powerful and beautiful, and that's mine to have, and yours. You're here for you, and for whatever else you choose. I hope you will embrace your height and heels, and wear them with pride every time you decide to. I'll be channeling that tall girl energy towards you!
6”+ heels? you are my hero, girl!
Once I go past 3, I’m falling over. Lol
Thank you sooooo much for the positive energy!
ashbash231 asked: Hey I'm 6 feet tall and can NEVER find shoes that are big enough for my feet. I'm a size 11. I hate it because my feet don't look good in the cute shoes that all my friends are wearing and I hate it! If anyone knows of a place to get good looking shoes for size 11 please help! (It would also help if they were inexpensive :) )
Payless, Lane Bryant, and longtallsally are favorites among TGP followers.
Check shop tall also.
teanbean521 asked: 5'11" and 15 yrs old. my best friend is 4'11" everyone makes fun of our hight difference! i hate when i try on skirts or dresses theyre always too short! i always get detention for skirt length even though short girls are wearing shorter skirts than i am. ppl make faces when i say i want to wear heels. shirts are always too short and pants that fit around the waist look like capris. i am the tallest out of the girls and most of the guys. guys are intimidated by me. i love my height but ugh! :(
I definitely understand the love hate relationship :/
It’s hard living in an average-sized world but that doesn’t mean you have to conform. As for school, I say just obey the dress codes because you don’t want to keep getting into trouble.
Boys are intimidated because they’re not used to girls like you. Society gives people this preconceived notion that tall girls are no good. It depends on your perspective. Personally, I think it’s sexism at its finest.
But always always always walk tall. You cannot let the haters get the upper hand. Know you are beautiful!