Saturday, July 12, 2008

being tall

I am over six feet tall, so when I femulate, I am a tall woman.

About the time I started femulating in my early teens, I became interested in tall women because they affirmed my existence as a tall woman, i.e., I was not the only tall woman out and about in society. Few were as tall as me, but maybe there were enough out there so that I could blend in more easily as just another tall woman.

In the past, tall women tried to blend in with their shorter sisters, so they dressed down (pun intended); instead of celebrating their height, they tried to hide it (to appear less intimidating to men).

Also, tall women did not have a lot to choose from clothes-wise. Few clothiers catered to tall women, so tall women had to make do with what was available, which typically did not celebrate tall women's height.

Today, tall women are out and proud and celebrate their height. They have more clothing to choose from now that more clothiers recognize their potential as customers. They no longer dress down to hide their height. They wear high heels and leg baring skirts and dresses. They don't care if they are intimidating. They've come a long way!

It is a great time to be a tall woman, or a tall femulator. If you are interested in the celebration of tall women, check out the www.tallwomen.org Web site.

4 comments:

  1. Staci,

    I'm not sure if the same sale is everywhere, but I had a few minutes yesterday and found myself near a Dress Barn so I went in. The had some nice dresses at 50% off, but that had more at 30% off and dresses at the normal price or 30% off had a save-$10-on-two deal. I got two $30 dresses for $41 + tax. Now all I need is a few moments alone to try them on.

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  2. Meg --- That is a great savings; good for you! I hope you will be happy with your purchase after you get a chance to try them on.

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  3. Hey - I've just come across your blog.

    I work for a company called Long Tall Sally (www.longtallsally.com), and we stock classic, fashionable clothing for tall women, so I am only too aware of the issues that tall women face.

    Shopping can be a frustrating business when you don�t fit into the �normal� zones of height and size. That�s why we specialise in clothes for women 5�7� or above (or an inside leg from 34� to 38") and offer sizes 10-20 (UK). We're are UK based but offer an international delivery service.

    Working for a specialist tall retailer, I've also come across a couple of websites which have links to lots of resources for tall women (and larger shoe sizes):

    www.longtallsally.com,
    www.extratall.co.uk,
    http://tallorder.typepad.com/home/,
    www.uniquelywoman.co.uk,
    www.tallclothingmall.com,
    www.heightsite.com.

    I hope this helps in your quest to find longer inseams!

    Alice (LTS)

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  4. Alice --- Thank you for the URLs and the information about Long Tall Sally.

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