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."
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Wow! I wish I had a group like this when I was growing up! I am 46, and have been 5’11” since I was about 12 years old. I always felt like a giant. My Dad is tall, and eventually my younger sister surpassed me in height, but for most of my life I was the tallest in the class, the choir, the band, the whatever. I didn’t despise it, but I didn’t learn to embrace it either. Those of you who are still young, get with it, and love what God gave you! Stand up tall and look down on everyone’s dandruff flakes!
Now I am married to a guy who at 6’2” is the short one in his family (his older brother is 6’6”). My two 16 year old daughters are both over 5’8” and never downplay their height. You wanna wear heels to the dance? Absolutely! My 5, almost 6 year old daughter is over 4’2” already. I have taken a page from my mother-in-law’s book: when people ask her what grade she is in, I tell her to answer with her age. At her height, people tend to think she’s been held back a couple of years if she says she’s just starting first grade!
I love the feeling of meeting a woman who is taller than me because it is so unusual for me. So, if you’re tall, stand up straight, ‘cause you might run into me, and I want to see you holding your head up. I’d love to be at the other end of the awkward head-to-boob hug someday!
(Tall girl problem: Deciding that every supposedly long-sleeve shirt was meant to be 3/4 sleeve ‘cause the chances of finding something that goes all the way down to your wrist is slim to none!)
PS Kendra, you will go far: even farther than you can see!
I found this site just a couple of days ago and am LOVING IT! How I wish there had been something like this when I was in school.
Girls, I am 50 years old and 6’0” tall. And I’m here to tell you that it gets better and usually (as someone else posted) when you get out of high school. After that you will learn that most people begin to mature(at least the ones that actually do something with their lives) and the rest simply don’t matter.
As for clothes, let me tell you it is SOSOSO much better now than back in the 70’s & 80’s. Today’s styles are much more eclectic and give us more choices. Yes, it is still tricky but I urge you to find the style that YOU like and just go with it! My 22 year old daughter is 6’1” and gorgeous. She TOTALLY ROCKS 4” to 5” heels on a daily basis because - uh - turns out - THAT’S WHAT SHE LIKES! She has had many boyfriends in the past several years and it has been fun to watch them together. They have all been from average to short height and it never mattered to any of them. In fact, anytime any of them would walk with her somewhere they would either hold her hand or have an arm around her waist and literally strut (it was funny to me to watch them) because they were proud to be seen with her and say she was their girlfriend.
I don’t have all the answers to all the clothes questions. But I can promise you, the other inconveniences (desks, rude comments, car seats, etc) seriously become just that - inconveniences. People will generally respond to you however you present yourself. If you are confident, hold you head up, nice and have a sense of humor then they will treat you as the queen you are. And as you age, you will learn to LOVE the advantage you have over them. BTW - studies show that all things being equal, the taller women will come out ahead in the job hunt if she shows confidence. One of the best things my 5’11” mother taught me? “A tall women can get away with murder if she just ACTS like she knows what she’s doing” :)
Hold your heads up, enjoy the camaraderie that you get on this blog, keep hunting for long pants, let us all know when you find cute shoes and STRUT YOUR STUFF!!
I’m sure all tall girls have heard that once or twice (or a hundred times)… It’s like gee thanks I’ll get right on that… This past year there was a guy that lived in my building and he had a crush on me and he’d always say “I wish I was 4 inches taller so I could take you on a date and it wouldn’t look weird.” It was the first time someone liked my height and wished THEY were different instead of me. It was a really nice feeling. <3
when your best guy friend tells you guys might be interested in you if you shrunk, as if you could do that #tallgirlproblems
too bad I love my height <3
As a 5’11” male, I know I’m not the tallest guy out there but I’m definitely not the shortest. The average male in the US is 5’9” so that makes me above average :). As some of the other guys have mentioned, I would kill to have a tall, beautiful girlfriend and possible bride to be. That means that my future children might be tall as well. I would love see all the stares when we go out in public and you have your 4” heels on. Call me weird but hey that’s just what I’m attracted to.
I know a lot of you are still young and I understand that getting teased can be difficult. Just remember that high school isn’t the end of the line. The next time somebody teases you, just tell them that you will make more money than them in the future :P. You are also less likely to die from a heart attack!
I’,m a boy and on being 5ft6, i don’t feel really tall.
To me, it was hard to find a girlfriend all the years. But then i fell in love with a girl. The problem: She was 6ft1. It was a little bit awkard, but we got together pretty fast and today, we’re a couple.
It was even hard to go into her house, because everyone in her family is tall- her father approximately 6ft4, her mother 5ft10 and even her small sister- she’s 12 and I am 15- is around 3 inches taller than me.
But today, there are no problems. That’s just what i want to say. I don’t know, why all girls always want a boy taller than them. We’re fine, even if my head is shoulder level with her.
Girls: Open yourself for small boys. Because there are many of them, who love tall girls, and if it’s about real love: there is no height. Just heart.
As someone considerably older than from what I’ve observed to be a majority of posters (I’m 30), I have to say, this is a really wonderful site for you younger ladies who are learning to embrace your height. I can relate to a lot of the posts here (finding things that fit, pictures all showing you at least a head taller than a group of your friends, etc.) and let me just say, you will love your height more and more as you grow older!
I’m 5’8” and LOVE to wear sky high heels. One of my major peeves about it thought are people who say, “Why do you need to wear heels? You’re already so tall!” NEED?? I don’t wear heels because I need to, I wear them because I love to. Because some shoes are just too gorgeous and do wonderful things for your figure. I’ve learned to embrace the fact that I tower over a lot of people and when you’re older you will be admired for your height. I love the looks I get walking into a party. It’s all about confidence. Walk into a room thinking, “yea I’m tall isn’t it fabulous?!” and it will show through.
Some things that are great about being tall:
- You stand out. In a positively beautiful way.
- Legs. You can flatten your tummy, work your butt, get breast implants (but please don’t!), but if you ain’t got the legs, there’s no work out or surgery that can fix that. Long legs are sexy!
- Problems finding pants that fit? Wear more dresses and skirts! Cuter and more feminine and shows off your assets! Clothes look better on you tall girls anyway.
- People telling you that you should model. It’s a nice little ego boost.
- Being able to reach stuff is great! No buying a stool or relying on other people to get stuff on the high shelf.
Work that height girls!
15 years old and 5’11 3/4 I hate when people ask why am I so tall or when they say your so tall like I don’t know that I hated my height growing up but now I’m starting to like it but when people make statements like your too tall call me shaq or even big it makes me mad and I’m tall and skinny so when did tall and big mean the same thing I feel better when there’s another girl my height or very close now I feel better being around my family cause there tall too but going to school and constantly being reminded how tall you are is annoying especially when they exaggerate your height I tell people I’m proud to be tall and they are mad their not my height and probably will never make it to my height
I was at the airport waiting for my family to take me home, when an hunched over old woman dressed in many scarves and hats hobbled over with her cane to where I was standing. She said in a worn hoarse voice:
“You may be tall, but your also beautiful.”
I said thank you to the woman, as this statement was a compliment, but the way she phrased it made me ask myself: was height supposed to detract from beauty? I realized that that is what many of us have come to believe, and that the woman’s compliment was a reassurance of my self esteem. I am 15 and 6’1”.
I’m 6’3”, my Mom taught me well to stand tall,no slouching. The worst thing is to be called ,BIG.No women wants to be reffered to as BIG. For some reason people who don’t know you have no problem saying this.In the grocery line,”Wow your’e BIG”.No I’m tall. I really don’t remember my height until someone p[oints it out.My family will get quite irritated when people stare. But there is no changing it.No matter what size,we are all the good Lord’s creations. My husband is 5’7”.He said he wanted to marry someone tall so he could have tall kids.My oldest son is 6’3”,second son 6’2” and my daughter is 5’7”. There is a picture of my husband with my oldest and when his friends from college saw it they asked if he was his stepdad. HA. hAVE A WONDERFUL DAY ALL OF YOU !!!