STAND TALL: THE FACTS
•TALL WOMEN EARN MORE MONEY: In The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High, author Arianne Cohen reports that tall people make approximately $789 more per inch per year than their shorter counterparts.
•SHORT ENVY: According to a survey done in 2012 by Wakefield Research for Long Tall Sally, more than half of women shorter than 5’8” wish they were taller. In fact, 94% of shorter women think there are benefits to being tall; the top one cited as the ability to reach things (71%). Looking like a model in clothing and being able to see over everyone else also were noted.
•TALL ADJECTIVES: Shorter women describe their tall counterparts as stylish (37%), graceful (36%) and beautiful (35%), according to the “Stand Tall Survey” by Wakefield Research.
•STEREOTYPES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN: Long Tall Sally’s 2012 survey found that tall women most want to get rid of the notion that they can’t wear heels (29%) or have to play basketball or volleyball (also 29%). 26% of tall women would most like to dispel the cliché that tall ladies can’t date shorter guys.
•LONG TALL SALLY TO THE RESCUE: The Wakefield Research survey for Long Tall Sally reports that 92% of tall women have faced issues with clothing and proper fit. More than a third of tall women find that their long legs are the most challenging body part when it comes to shopping for apparel. Pants that are too short (59%) and a pant rise that doesn’t fit correctly (50%) are the two most common issues tall women face when shopping, with sleeve length coming in third (44%).
Luckily, Long Tall Sally provides a stylish solution for tall shoppers at LongTallSally.com as well as pop-up shops across the country, including a special, week-long pop-up shop in New York City to celebrate Stand Tall Week
•TALL STYLE ICONS: In the “Stand Tall Survey” by Long Tall Sally, Kate Middleton was voted as the most stylish tall woman, with Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Swift also getting the nod.
SOME INTRESTING FACTS FROM ARIANNE COHEN –
Tall people are:
Richer – Talls attract money–to the tune of $789 more income per inch per year. For a tall couple, that’s $1.5 million over a lifetime.
Smarter – Tall people are 8% smarter than average height folks. The boost is attributed to good prenatal and
childhood nutrition and care.
Powerful - Tall people are five times more likely to become CEOs, and dominate the upper echelons of the working world.
Alive – If you’re tall and lean, you have an approximately
50% lower chance of dying at any time than the average
Well fed – A tall person can eat 273,000 more calories annually than an average size person.
Expensive – In the two largest tribes of Sudan, the Dinka and the Nuer, an average wife’s dowry is 50-70 cows, while a tall bride goes for 80-120 cows.
Scrunched – Most products, public transportation and furniture are not designed to fit the top 21 million Americans–and designers say as much. But they change their minds when they hear from tall people directly!
Arianne was once one half of the country’s tallest couple, with her 7’2" then-boyfriend. They met while she was researching The Tall Book. They’re still friends.