I’m so excited about teaming up with my blogger boo, Alysse of Ready To Stare for our #DOPEatAnyHeight project. Even though I stand almost a foot taller than Alysse, we’re both dope at our respective heights. Take a look at our advantages, disadvantages and tips on finding clothes being a part of either the tall or petite team
Let’s face it, I have practical advantages of being tall. The ability to reach items in high places without a ladder. It’s a struggle, but I’m also able to unscrew certain light bulbs and replace them and I’m normally able to see over crowds. Alongside the practical advantages, the greatest advantage is being unique. I definitely have a personality of rocking at the beat of my own drum and my height unquestionably aligns with my personality.
I ABSOLUTELY HATE that clothes rarely fit me properly. Pants and skirts are shorter than how they were design to fit. I miss out on tons of fashionable shoes because my size 11-12 (mainly 12) aren’t available in masses. Not to mention, the lack of appropriate leg room; my knees are always jammed in cars, buses and even airplanes. Most of all, I hate that people (men in particular) assume I’m unpleasant or intimidating based on my height.
- If your shirt or pants are too short, simply cuff them to fit or even wear boots to camouflage the high water pants.
- If your shoe size is 10 & up, jump on any chance to purchase a shoe that's available; the larger the shoe, the least amount available in department stores.
- I would recommend anyone have their clothes tailored; this is a simple way to make clothes fit more flattering.
- Stand tall and be confident; slouching over could insinuate that you're uncomfortable or even insecure
- Be prepared for rude comments. It's inappropriate for people to make comments about your height but your height is something that won't change. Get use to it, have a comeback ready.
Tall Team Rep,
Ramona O. ❤️