Being Tall: Fashion, Society & Sport! ♡

Hey everyone, ♡

I hope you are all good and having a great week, today’s post is going to be all about being tall especially being a tall girl or woman. I know lots of my post make me a generic blogger who does lots of the traditional and old school posts and also I guess sometimes I follow the blogging trends that surround my posts. But I really do want to vary out my posts on my blog and I do want to have some kind of uniqueness on my blog so I am hoping writing more posts about me personally and share some more things with you will make me more than just the ” beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger”. Enjoy!

First of all, if you didn’t know I am tall, I am around 5″8 or 9 I am not 100% sure but all I know is that I am destined to be 6 foot and I am really, really close to being that. It was always expected as my parents are both just over 6 foot and I always knew I was tall for my age when I was growing up and I wasn’t bothered really. I was in a really tall year group and it was fine, I knew that in some ways I did stand out but I was and am still proud to be tall. Something that I am still conscious of and have been conscious of since I was little are my feet. Now the average nowadays for womens feet size is a 6, which is a nice middle size to be. Even-though I have seen so many articles saything that our feet are getting bigger which matches with the fact that society is getting taller, I was always so worried that my feet were growing at the rate of a milllion miles per hour and I would end up with size 11 feet and that I was way bigger than any of my friends, I got past a 5,6,7 and then I stayed around a 7.5 for a year or so and then finally for around 2 years I have been at a comfortable 8. This was a massive relief for me as I think my feet have stopped growing and being an 8 means I can buy shoes from all brands and shops but I still have a niggiling feeling that they are big and look like boats but it is okay, I should embrace them and be proud to have big feet! I am just glad that society is getting taller and it is not so much of a big standout for me to have bigger feet or to be tall but it hasn’t always been like this…..

If we go back to the 20th century……… it wasn’t always so easy especially for women to be tall. Before I say this my mum is totally fine with me sharing her experiences as she was a tall girl growing up in the late 70s to early 90s. A lot of shops back then didn’t offer womens shoes over a size  7 or 8 and it was difficult to get clothes long enough, as my mum was an over 6 foot teenager with size 9 feet, she struggled a lot. She ended up having to wear boys school shoes which she hated and it did effect her self esteem and confidence and even 40 years ago society still didn’t offer full things for taller women espeically. This makes me so angry, women should be proud to be different, tall, curvy, thin, small, whatever shape or height you are we need to stand together as incredible and beautiful people! And things like fashion even 40 years ago should never make us feel like we have to look a certain way and if we don’t that we are not worthy!

Sport…… I read an article about things that tall girls are sick of hearing and it jogged my memory about sport. Us tall girls and women are presumed to be like totally into sport and amazing netball and basketball players especially, I know that lots of you are incredible tall women sports players but that is not me. I have no coordination whatsoever and I struggle to even do a tennis rally and score a goal let alone throw a ball in a hoop, being tall for me doesn’t equal sporty. I don’t like rough sports and my mum aswell was always presumed to be super sporty because of her height and she isn’t. And it is okay to not fit what is expected stereotypically of you, you don’t have to fit a certain image, be you and unique!

But I am glad to say that society nowadays has way much more to offer to tall women and tall people in general, they do bigger shoe sizes, longer clothes and there are lots of tall sections in shops and websites and lots of women in my family who are tall are subscribed to Long Tall Sally which are a website and catalogue for tall women. As a tall girl growing up nowadays, I am so happy to say that it is getting better and I hope it will continue to, but it wasn’t always that easy and still lots of assumptions are made about being tall and not all clothes fit. It is also so annoying for some people saying to me ” Woah you are tall” “Omg Eden you have grown, you have shot up” yes I have, do you think I haven’t noticed? I know that my family just say it and it is not in a mean way, they haven’t seen me in a while and are shocked at how tall I am and it is a compliment in some way because I do understand lots of people would die to be taller, I do like being tall and it is not a bad thing at all and I do know that I was always going to be tall.

Just a message that I want you to take away from this: It is okay to be different and be whatever you want to be, embrace yourself and FLAUNT it girllll! You are amazing, and to any of my fellow tall girls out things are changing for the better, and if you have any comments in reply to this post I would love for you to leave them below!

Have a lovely rest of your week!

Lots of love,

Eden xxx

25 Comments

  1. May 24, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    I’m around the same height as you too! However my feet are thankfully a size 6 which I’m pretty happy with tbh haha

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Aw yay and yeh nice! X

  2. May 24, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I’m very short (around 5 foot 1) and I never even considered people having insecurities over being tall as it was something I always wanted to be. It’s horrible that society makes us think that we have to have a certain size feet or be a certain height to ‘fit in’ – this is most definitely not the case! Being tall is beautiful; stand tall (of course), be proud and embrace it! Lovely post xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 24, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Yes definitely, thanks so much for reading Alex xx

  3. Natalie Hanson
    May 25, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I have never been able to relate to a blog post as much as this one. I’m 20 and 6ft, and have always been the tallest throughout school, like way taller, think I was around 5″9 at your age!. I hated it, and although I’ve come to accept it, I still wish I was a little shorter. My mum had the exact same experience as your mum, and the continuous reference to Long Tall Sally! Although, there is so much more choice than when my mum was our age, I still struggle to find trousers that fit my 36″/37″ legs, whilst having hefty thighs and hips!

    I’m still sat here beaming at your post, it’s amazing, and so are you! thank you SO much for sharing!

    Natalie

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 25, 2018 / 2:33 pm

      Aw I’m so glad you can relate, it means so much to me! And yeh totally finding jeans to fit my legs is also such a struggle. Thanks so much for reading xx

  4. May 25, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I’m 5 foot 8 and I can totallly relate to the “sporty category”. I was once told that i’m good at netball because of my long arms, haha! Loved this post x

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 25, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks so much and I’m glad! X

  5. May 25, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    It really is horrible that society can make us feel so bad for being a certain way but seriously embrace it girl! We should be living in a world where we dont need to feel like we need to be a certain way to fit in! Such a thoughtful, well written post Eden x

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 25, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      Yes definitely and thanks so much! Xx

  6. May 25, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    Wow! As if a post has ever related to me more! I’m 7”8 and a bit, and I have really long legs and arms (my nickname is always lanky, which I don’t mind and actually find quite funny!) and I have 7.5 size feet, more than likely still growing! I worry they look like boats, especially when I wear converse, and finding jeans is so difficult especially because I have really thin legs! I also HATE sports, passionately; I run like some sort of flamingo and it makes me look like a moron and every time somone throws a ball at me my immediate reaction is to protect my head!😂

    I’m so glad you wrote this Eden, it’s a reallly important post x

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 25, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Literally me! So glad you enjoyed this post Soph! Lots of love to us tall girls!! Xx

  7. May 25, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    I’m a bit short and tiny and I’ve always loved it until some people made me feel like I should not?? Like not being tall or at least and a normal height is a bad thing?? I’ve always been one to think and say “all bodies are good bodies.” I think being tall is awesome! And being short is awesome too! I think every single type of body has pros and cons and we should all embrace our bodies and love them.

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 26, 2018 / 6:17 am

      Yes I totally agree it’s so important to love everyone and yourself! Thanks for reading x

  8. May 26, 2018 / 6:44 am

    Awww this was a beautiful post to read!! I’m not particularly tall myself but I can relate to having big feet since my feet are at about a size 7. I’m glad you are flaunting your height and feet because the different parts of you are what make you unique from everyone else 😊 xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 26, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Thanks so much and definitely it is so important to love yourself and whatever body you have! xx

  9. May 26, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    This is such a lovely, self esteem boosting post! Made me want to start wearing sandals and embrace my big feet lol! xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 26, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Aw I’m glad as that is exactly what I wanted it to be! Xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 27, 2018 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you so much so glad you think so because that it what I wanted it to be xx

  10. May 28, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Loved reading this post. Its so relatable and thank you for posting this as it’s so important xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      May 28, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Of course thanks for reading lovely xx

  11. May 30, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    This is such a good post idea, I am only 5’3 and I’m 18, sometimes people do make petty comments about my height but we have to learn to embrace it. Lovely post to read Eden xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Thsnk you and so true xx

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