10 problems only tall girls will understand
With Birkenstocks and pool slides dominating the high street and models sporting flip flops in the Chanel Couture collection - it appears that the fashion set have finally embraced flat shoes.
For someone who stands at 5’10” barefoot, heels are out of the question for most day-to-day situations.
Though I don't want to tower over people, like most females, I endorse the “go high or go home” rule of thumb, so kitten heels will not cut it.
Therefore, I have come to terms with the fact that spindly, needle heel stilettos belong to my night time outfits and I look forward to being more adventurous with my choices of day-to-day flat shoes.
If you are like me, here are the very real problems that only tall girls can relate to:
1. Hugs are awkward - especially with grandparents
Said grandparents will most likely mumble: “Aren’t you just getting so tall” as their forehead grazes your chest while you embrace them.
2. Small women with tall boyfriends anger you
Don’t these women realise that there is a very poor ratio of tall men to women in this country? Selfish. Nicole Kidman gave our people a voice when she broke up with Tom Cruise and rejoiced that she could “finally wear heels” again.
3. No one seeing your nice outfit
In a group photo, tall people are invariably shunned to the back, where your outfit is most likely blocked by the pip squeaks at the front.
4. Leg room on long haul flights is non-existent
Have you noticed that those who recline their seats to invade your leg space are mostly small? They just don’t get the struggle of restricted long limbs.
5. Feeling guilty in the cinema
For the trailers you might even hunch your shoulders to allow the person behind you see the screen and get their money’s worth. But a cricked neck and fears of leaving the movie walking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame mean you've probably given up by the opening credits.
6. Fear of over back-combing your hair
It hasn’t happened me yet, but one day I worry that those extra few inches of height might mean I have to start ducking in particularly small doorways.
7. High street jeans looking like pedal pushers
Smug petite folk might even dare to tell you they “didn’t realise capri pants were back in fashion?” Don’t…….!
8. Being asked to put the angel on top of the Christmas Tree
Maybe it's an innocent request, but you can’t help feeling like your family is mocking your giraffe-like proportions
9. Crossing your legs
A simple leg fold and the next thing you know, you’ve got bruised knees from hitting the table or desk repeatedly. Or worse, your legs actually have no room to uncross leaving you become sandwiched between chair and table.
10. People exclaiming: “You’re so tall!”
Would you greet a stranger and say “you’re so fat”? Why people feel obliged to inform me of my height upon meeting for the first time is baffling.