The Tall Report

A little while ago, I wrote a piece for Catwalk Queen tailored for women of a certain height. Now, as you can probably tell from the length of the post, I could pretty much talk all day about the lack of shops in the UK that make FASHIONABLE clothes/shoes for a girl who is 6’1 with size 9 feet. Let me tell you from experience, it’s bloody a nightmare.

I wanted to share this on my blog because I know a few of my lovely readers (hi Mum) are pretty tall ladies too. It’s a topic that I think should be written about more often, because it really does effect a girls confidence and style, as well as the way she shops. When I worked for Topshop I practically had to force women over 5’7 to wear a pair of heels or to try on a dress that wasn’t automatically found in the tall section; I’ve heard the words “I’m too tall for heels” and “it’s too short for me” a million times, hell, I’ve said them a million times myself.

I don’t believe that anyone should let their shape or size dictate what they should and shouldn’t wear *feminist fist bump* and I try my best to be proud of my height, but I know it can be difficult on days when all you want to do is slouch down to your friends level and blend into the crowd. That’s why from now on you’ll find a section called Stand Up Tall on the blog, where I’ll be sharing my own shopping highs and lows, styling tips, reviews, and everything in between!

2 Comments on The Tall Report

  1. Lucie De Lacy
    August 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Ahh, fantastic post! I’m glad another tall lovely lady feels the same as I do. Rather inspiring to hear too 🙂
    My boyfriend is a full inch (perhaps 2) shorter than me and, although it’s never bothered us, my taller friends are constantly asking: “how can you go out in heels and stand together, don’t you feel conscious?”
    Simple answer, I love being tall, the taller the better!
    I used to be a chronic slouch-er when we first met but happy to say we’re both a lot happier in our own skin since then.
    Anyway rambling, awesome post & delightful blog dear! xx

    • Amy
      August 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see your comment today Lucie – I’m overwhelmed by it if I’m honest! Thank you so much for your kind words, it means so much to me to be able to inspire other tall ladies to feel more comfortable in their own skin 🙂

      Even though my boyfriend is the same height as me, people will still make comments when I wear heels too, so I completely understand where you’re coming from. I’m so glad to hear that you don’t let it phase you, and that you’re not a sloucher anymore! xx


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