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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to all the beautiful tall high school and college-aged girls out there, I want you to know it does get better!
I’m 6’ and have been since I was about 17. It used to bother me so much when people would talk about my height. Now I literally don’t notice it at all. I’m sure this is just the confidence and self-acceptance that comes with age (I’m 29! wow so old..) but I don’t think it affects my life at all anymore, except for on planes and sitting at low tables. And, of course, someone inevitably asks me to reach something off the high shelf at Target. (I’m like hello, I don’t work here!).
I’ve now come to think of it as an evolutionary advantage. We walk faster, run faster, can reach things with more ease. My gynecologist even told me tall women have an easier time giving birth! (my 5’10” mother gave birth to me after 20 minutes of labor). And now it’s fairly easy for us to find clothes that fit as well.
I know height can really be a problem when dealing with boys. I didn’t have many boyfriends in high school. I actually had one guy say to me junior year, “I would date you if you weren’t so tall.” It might suck now, but when you get a little older you will see there are plenty of guys under 6’ that will be in awe of your beauty! There are literally tons of guys who don’t care about height at all. I haven’t had trouble finding a boyfriend since I got out of high school, and many of them have been shorter than me. Honestly, I find the shorter ones more accepting. Oftentimes the guys who are 6’2” or so are very vain about their height and don’t want to date girls that aren’t a certain number of inches shorter then them. go figure. But anyway, just hang in there and it really will get better! :)
For the record, while at 6’1” (5’10” by the time I was 11) I felt crazy awkward and huge all through school, finding boyfriends once I hit college was no joke crazy easy. Highschool boys might be intimidated by your height, but grown ups are most definitely NOT, and any boy who’s so insecure as to be intimidated isn’t someone you want to spend time with anyway. Seriously ladies, boys might tease you, but once you hit college age men will LOVE you. I’ve dated men as short as 5’8” and as tall as 6’7”, and every single one of them has loved every tall inch of me. Trust me, at your 20 year reunion, no one’s going to be looking at the stout 5’2” former prom queen. They’ll all be looking at you.
Wow. What an amazing support group! I mean that’s what this really is. It’s great to know that there are other girls out there that are dealing with the same things as me. I am 21 years old and am 6’1” and I have SUPER curly hair, which makes me stand out even more. My entire family is tall. My dad is 6’, my mom is 5’11”, my 20 year old brother is 6’6”, and my 13 year old sister is 5’3” already. But I am not one of those super tall, super skinny chickies either. I am over 200 pounds and I wear an 18 or 19 size pant, but I need a 37 or a 38 inch inseam…which most companies quit making at size 11/12. What’s up with that? Oh and I wear a size 12 shoe. Can’t find anything cute in my size (shoe or clothes) without paying out my ass. 0_0 Kinda ridiculous, right? I really do love being tall…with the exception of the impossibility of finding clothes.
I too have felt the sting of “basketball potential.” Those two words about killed me in highschool. I played from 6th grade to my Junior year and hated it. But I was pressured by my family to play (particularly my dad, who of course was my coach). I am also a horse girl, so my parents used that as bribery. “No basketball, no horses.” Whatever. My senior I told them I was going to quit and get a job, which I did. Best decision ever. I’m also a swimmer, and I ended up swimming for two years in college. The only hard thing about that was getting one pieces that didn’t go all Baywatch on me.
The most awkward thing for me is being almost too tall to ride my horse, and seeing the guy I like chase a girl that is half my size. Anyway, I know there is a plan for me. Just gotta find it! Love the blog and the support! <3
I’m 6’1”, and have been since I stopped growing at about 18 (late bloomer I guess). I also happen to have a serious problem - I’m addicted to shoes. And not just any shoes - we’re talkin’ totally rockin’ 5 inch heels. I’ve worn heels since I was about 16 and learned how to walk in them. Back then I was only about 5’10 (haha, yeah, sooo short, I know), but I still got tons of weird looks.
At first it bothered me, but then I figured something out - I get weird looks when I wear flats. You know, the thing where people look at you, notice how tall you are, then look at your shoes to see if you’re wearing heels? Yeah, those looks. That’s when I decided I will rock the 5” heels until the day I die (or am forced into a wheelchair).
Why not? I might as well give people something to look at, right? And if it’s something, it might as well be a tall, confident woman who is rocking some damn sexy shoes.
exquisitefelicity asked: Every Sunday morning a beautiful friend of mine who is taller than me (and I'm 5'10, so that says something) wears impossibly tall heels to church and the thing is, she looks awesome. She's tall, confident, and beautiful. I have always worn flats (because, hello, 5'10) but yesterday I went out and bought a pair of 5in wedges. Tallness is beautiful. And so are all of you. May we all embrace our divine height! <3
thank you for that!
a lot of my followers are confident but some still need reassurance like this :’)
Both my sister and I are very tall. She’s 21 and 5’10”ish, and I’m 20 and 6’ish. All the holidays have reminded us was how people automatically assume you’re the older one because you’re taller. Our own family forgets this. And after all these years they don’t understand how the term “Amazon Girl” offends us. They go through the typical jokes (how’s the weather up there, can you even hear us from up there [we just ignore them like we can’t]) and we always hit our head on light fixtures to their amusement. We make fun of them for being stereotypical, short Chicagoans, but they can’t take the hint and yell at us for being offensive. Any one else with a family that does not get it?
i just found this blog through Pinterest and I’m so glad that I did. I’m 28 and stand 6’ 2” barefoot. I thought I would share a funny story with everyone for a chuckle. I remember when I reached 6’ even, I think I was in 10th grade, whenever I was asked how tall I was I would reply by saying 5’ 12”. The person would walk away confused. It was great! I have since met many tall people who have helped me navigate a world that is meant for short people. I love it now, but it is something that comes in time and on your own terms. I look forward to reading this blog and participating whenever I can.
Im 22 and 5”9’ which isn’t even that tall compared to some of the other girls on here. But when most of my friends are under 5”4’, I definitely notice my height! I have finally become comfortable with how tall I am and rock the sh*t out of super tall heels. Yes, I get called amazon, among other things, but I really think people are jealous. A lot of people have told me they envy my height (and I would gladly give them a few inches!) I think I started feeling confident in my height when I was out in the city and deciding to wear flats so I wouldn’t tower over my friends. I noticed a few girls at the bar I was at that were 6 ft or taller in heels and I couldn’t stop staring! They looked awesome and I felt a little intimidated to be honest. I immediately wished I had worn heels so I could feel like that. So girls…please EMBRACE your height! Who cares if you’re taller than guys, they wish they could be as tall as you!
I’m a 6’2” 28yr old woman. I was taller than my teachers when I entered high school. I jokingly got nicknamed The Amazon by some of my friends, but I was so self conscious of my height that I used to slouch horribly so I’d be more at my friend’s levels. After I graduated high school I went into the Navy and went to a ship. By the way, did you know the beds on ships are only meant for 6ft tall people? And the door ways will give your forehead bruises because they’re meant for >6ft people? I actually got a large cut on my forehead when I went running through the halls once and forgot to duck when I went through a doorway. But you know what? Even if you have a hard time finding jeans with more inseam, or dresses that actually sweep the floor romantically instead of graze your pale knees- you are unique, and sexy, and even if you get made fun of for being tall, remind them it’s better than licking the dust off everyone else’s shoes. It’s better than sheepishly begging for help to reach a can at the top of the grocery store. It’s better when you’re on the trains in Japan and you’re taller than everyone else, so while they’re breathing their own stank breath, you get the fresh a/c coming from above. (Heh heh heh…) You have the long beautiful legs shorter women will sigh over. You have long elegant fingers more suited for playing guitar, piano, violin, and tons of other musical instruments than your shorter comrades with fat, stubby fingers. Your neck is long and will look gorgeous draped with necklaces or a scarf.
Remember, you have the advantage here. Let them pick on you- it comes from their own insecurities and jealousy of your tall frame. You’ll stand out more in the minds of future employers than the shorter ones will. Embrace your tallness. Find the value in it. And, most importantly, use it to help the little old ladies at the store in the roving chairs who need assistance reaching the can of beans on the top shelf, and hear them coo, “It must be so nice being tall!”