I don't like banging my head on things.
Things I don't like about being tall.(17 posts)
I love being tall !!
The advantages far out weigh the disadvantages.
Also being slim as its really difficult finding clothes. Even LTS's latest collection doesnt have many size 8's/XS.
I have a hard time finding jeans and pants that are long enough..if they do fit..they are to expensive...and another thing..the cloths are not stylish they are country looking..why tall women cant have the same fashion like the advage size women...#not fair!!
I feel exactly the same! I am 22 and 6ft 1 and I have found finding affordable and stylish clothes is a nightmare. I went to St Albans long tall sally branch a couple of weeks ago and I just found most of the clothes in there are not anything I would wear, if I was older then I would happily purchase the clothing. Long Tall sally is great for leggings, jeans and workwear....but also at a cost!!
What I dont like about being tall is having to do most of my clothes shopping online, tall sections being gradually taken away from highstreet shops so it only giving us the choice of a 'few' items online to choose from, why should we have to do this and pay a delivery cost!!! I love browsing the shops and trying stuff on, but whats the point in going shopping when each time you walk past something you know straight away it will be too short and doesn't fit.
The market is not big enough for us long legged beautiful girls, no one understands how we feel especially the shorter person, the response I get it is 'I feel exactly the same but the other way round' WELL NO! we cannot add a bit of material onto our trousers or dresses!! most shops have petite so people really do not have a clue how we feel.
This is the first time I have commented on here but felt its time I contributed. I read these blogs weekly and think its such a nice idea setting up a forum like this. I have enjoyed reading everyones comments and advice and have much much more confidence with my height, LTS slogan couldnt be any more true...TALL IS BEAUTIFUL xxx
I do sympathise -- but I hasten to add that I AM older AND 6'1" and I can't find anything I want to wear at LTS. I just want simple, well-cut clothes in good colours -- smart clothes that I'd feel proud to wear not polyester, thin stretchy stuff.
Isn't it weird that all the shops have Petite sections but none have Tall. Even online so-called Tall is, like, 33" inseam on jeans. Never understood it and I'm 50 years old than you! It's been a huge part of my life, always searching, always trying to look well-dressed and never succeeding. My sons are both 6'7" and although clothes for them aren't exactly common, they have very few problems. Luckily my daughter is only 5'10" with small feet, so I go shopping and buy loads of stuff for her!!
I live in hope ...
I agree, finding clothes that are neither too short nor too big around is a constant search. Mostly these days I manage to look at it as an adventure and spend a lot of time at thrift stores, but when you need something specific and nice looking that you know will fit, it is disappointing. Bring back the XS
LTS Ellen, thanks for opening a discussion on things we don't like. I like having a place to discuss the things I don't like as well as the things I do like about being tall. So here's my list! Woohoo!
I don't like bumping my head on things. I don't like being too tall for some beds, most cars, and most furniture (and the resulting pain). I don't like not being able to hear conversations when standing in crowded places with short friends. I don't like having a hard time finding shoes and clothes. (I do like that it's pretty rare that someone else has the same outfit though!) I don't like being taller than the cubicles if I don't want anyone to know I'm in the office!
I don't like having my head cut off in mirrors and pictures. I'm not a big fan of picture-taking next to short women if the shot is taken so that the emphasis is the size of my hips compared to the sizes of their waists! I don't like people assuming that I'm not happy to be tall if I'm slumping some because the furniture doesn't fit and my back has gotten tired from adjusting to a short world AND working around a fused, scoliotic spine. Sometimes I don't like the attention I get. I'm an intravert, and sometimes I just want some peace!
I don't like how hard it is to find men attracted to me...and then when they are, I kind of don't like that some of them seem oblivious to how hard it is for tall women to get dates with (tall) men! -- at least I can laugh at myself!!!
bumping my head
short backseats in cars
shopping for maternity clothes
I mostly don't mind being tall (6ft 3") and have got used to being head and shoulders above everyone else.
Gone are the days when I used to get called Eiffel Tower at school and I wanted to shrink into the background
I can at least buy clothes and shoes now, even if they are pretty rare to find. I remember going shopping for shoes in the early 70s with my mum and coming home in tears as I couldn't get any.
Maternity clothes were a nightmare - I ended up making my own
Lack of comfortable leg room on planes, cinemas, theatres, stadiums etc? I realise that these are all built for 'average' height people but they're obviously not designed by a tall person who would use these seats.
Luckily my three daughters are all an inch on the shorter side of 6 ft so they don't have as many problems as me
I absolutely hate the fact I have to always purchase extra leg room on flights. On the times I have refused to pay extra, I have either sat just behind the seats near the exit that offer real extra leg room, and to my frustration there is always a couple of really short people sitting in them and just to add to my anger, they always then recline their seats. LITTLE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE THESE SEATS. Or there have been empty extra leg room seats only for cabin crew to cordon them off and not allowing anyone to sit on them, even though they can see that my knees are under my chin. On one occasion though, on check in I asked for extra leg room, was told I would have to pay for them. I just looked very sad and said I could not help it if I was tall, and was given a lovely seat with masses of leg room. So not all bad and rant over.
I hate going clothing shopping and being taller than the doors on the fitting room! It's always awkward. Same with a few pubs around here, the stall doors on the washrooms are always really low!
I hate how much I struggle to find clothes. I'm 6ft with a 36" inside leg and arms 4" longer than average - it drives me mad. Add really skinny and things get even more interesting.
It always gets me when shorter people complain they can't get clothes lol.
I hate face-to-boob hugs!! Always awkward for me!!!
haha I like this forum, I do love being tall though. I have one pair of jeans that I bought online from a company based in India - you measure yourself, send them the measurements & they send you the jeans. Very cheap too, and they fit me really well & are long!
I dislike not being able to find knee length dresses - all dresses I find are really short on me - except LTS stuff in the sale - I have been disappointed with the fabric though - a lot of jersey material which is far too clingy, and hard to wear tights under. Talk about VPL!!
Also LTS sweat pants are far too clingy at the knee. I got some in New Look's Tall range for £15, and when they are wet I stretch them out, to make sure they are long enough!
LTS really needs to have a made to measure service - but this would probs be a few million lol
I dislike the assumption that I play basketball or volleyball.
I dislike shorter people assuming that it is always excellent to be tall.
I dislike always getting treated badly by shorter men; I don't fault you or treat you differently because you're shorter than me, may I have the same courtesy?
But most of all... I really, really detest people who walk up behind me and take a picture while pointing at how much taller I am. Yes, turning around and finding you taking an "everyone look at the freak" photo really made my day much better!
True that, ChappSis.
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