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,