I am almost 6ft tall and just turned 50 this year. There are more tall girls around now then when I was younger. Back when I was modelling in the early 80's, I had to lie about how tall I was on my comp card. I also learned how to shrink during a phot shoot to appear less tall. I was born about 5 years to soon! Shortly (no pun intended) after I retired the "glamazons" hit the runway, and well, the rest is history. But I digress - I have been wearing high heels since 1975 and frequently wear pumps that are 3.5 to 4 inch high. I love my height and how empowering it is, but my question is this - have any of my tall sisters got a good response to the stupid question "why are you wearing high heels? Don't you think your tall enough? " Aside from @#$% - off I haven't found one
Do you wear high heels?(6 posts)
You might be interested in an earlier thread about high heels, http://community.longtallsally.com/forum/topic.php?id=1579
I have not been asked that question myself, though I am pretty much the same height and age as you are. Possibly it depends on the community one is in?
I gave up on trying to give 'smart' answers particularly to comments which were not meant as compliments as the responses 9 times out of 10 suggested that it was me that had a problem, not the short person who made the comment!
It does seem, on reading some of the threads, that the girls in USA and Canada are brought up to embrace their height rather than us in the UK, and on trips to both on business and for holidays I've only ever received compliments never anything snidy or insulting. Perhaps we are less polite?, or they are more confident?
Am 6" and have only worn heels since I was 30 - didn't have the confidence before. Husband is 3 inches shorter but loves it when I wear heels, bless him. I usually wear a 2 inch heel with my suits for work - but when I have a particularly scary presentation or Council meeting where I know I'm going to have to argue my case then out come the killer spikes! Just makes me feel a bit of a warrior - that and a slash of red lipstick. I'm sure the old boys feel less inclined to argue with me when I'm peering down at them...
I am also 6 ft tall, and I am 35 years old. I wear occasionally a 2 inch heel for special occasion (party, going out, etc). My boyfriend doesn't like it, he's 5-11 tall. I like very much the look of an heel, it's more professional or more sexy I love a wedge with a summer dress, sexy boot with a jeans and a cute little red pump with a black dress. The only thing for me that I don't like is that it's very difficult for me to find them on size 12 in Quebec City (Canada)
love love LOVE heels! 3,5" is best on me i think. and to all those that have the nerve to actually talk to me about me wearing heels i smile or laugh, wink and pet on the cheek and say that the heels make me look and feel more feminine. then i walk away because clearly that person doesnt have anything clever to say.
but it's just too difficult to find heels that are comfortable. i wear size 44,5 and i have only one pair that i can wear without bleeding! and they are from lts i have to say. i should just throw away all the rest size 44's shouldnt i..?If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
- T. S. Eliot
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