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Irksome Struggles That Tall Girls Will Totes Relate to ...

By Melissa

If you are over 5 ft 9 then you already know the struggle is real. Others may think tall girls have it made, but they just don’t get it. Sure, we can reach the top shelf and you don’t have to worry about someone’s head blocking your view at the movies, but the struggle goes much deeper than any of that.

1 Maxi Skirts

Maxi SkirtsHa! That’s a joke right? How many times have you gone to try on a maxi skirt with great hopes that it will truly be a maxi, only to have it come well above your ankles? Next!

2 Clothes in General

Clothes in GeneralJeans are too short. Even jeans made for tall girls can be too short. Dresses often look like shirts on tall girls. Long sleeves become three-quarter sleeves and most every shirt we wear requires a cami to keep our tummies covered. I am telling you the struggle is real!

3 Always Wearing Flats

Always Wearing FlatsI mean, most of us feel we are tall enough already so we settle for flats most of the time. When we do get adventurous and put on a pair of heels we tower over everyone even more, including our 6 ft 2 boyfriends.

4 Taking Pictures

Taking PicturesUgh! I can either stand up straight while everyone else in the picture comes to my shoulders or I can squat down awkwardly to look the same height as everyone else. Typically I go for the squat but there has to be a better option. Taller friends?

5 Hugs

HugsOh man, this is definitely awkward! Many times when hugging other people, they end up lost in my cleavage. Their heads just seem to come to the right spot. When it’s a good friend or family member it makes for a good laugh, but what about a stranger? It’s a disaster! Side hugs are weird too. How are my pits smelling today, thanks?

6 Do You Play Basketball?

Do You Play Basketball?Just because I am tall doesn’t mean I play basketball. Before you ask, I don’t play volleyball either. Sorry if you think I’ve wasted all this height, it just wasn’t my thing.

7 Are You a Model?

Are You a Model?Now this question is a little easier to handle. In most cases, models are tall. It’s nice to know someone thinks you have model qualities. I’ll take that as a compliment.

Short girls, we know you struggle too. We all feel awkward from time to time. Ill fitted clothing, strange personal interactions and odd questions can make anyone feel the struggle, but know that you are still an awesome person. You just needed a little more height to pack in the awesomeness.

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