Friday, October 4, 2013

It is a great time to be a tall woman

Source: Google

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

In my early teens, I became interested in tall women because they affirmed my existence as a tall woman, that is, 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!

To celebrate tall women, I maintain a list of tall female celebrities, my Famous Females of Height List. Here are latest additions to the list, including two Baldwins who are unrelated. However, the 6'2" Baldwin is related to actors Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin (she's their daughter).

5'8" - Emmy Rossum - actress - television - Shameless

5'9" - Emily Deschanel - actress - television - Bones

5'10" - Brooke Baldwin - news anchor - CNN (photo above)

6'0" - Ashlan Gorse - American entertainment journalist - E!

6'2" - Ireland Baldwin - fashion model



Source: Google

Andrej Pejic, fashion model.



Source: The Huffington Post

Wearing Alice + Olivia.


  1. It is always nice to see your additions to the ranks of tall women. Whenever I see a tall woman I think of being out and about with them. I have a friend who is six feet tall, like me. His wife and daughter are also both 6' tall but when they wear any type of heel they are taller than he is.

  2. Overheard at Fantasia Fair in Provincetown.
    A couple was coming out of a store on Commercial St,
    Husband: There seems to be an awful lot of tall women in town.
    Wife: Maybe there's a women's basketball game in town.

  3. We have quite a big transgender community here in Toronto, and I used to go with the girls (most of them were taller than me) a lot. Every now and then, we'd have a new girl among us who complains that she's too tall and that she stands out too much. Each time, I tell them the story of when I was growing up, the most beautiful girl that I hung out with (and emulated) was 6' tall before she turned 16.