8 Real Struggles Only Tall Girls Know To Be True

by Tessa Harvey

Alright, ladies... I'm gonna need you to take a step back if you're under 5'8.

All of my fellow tall girls out there share a mutual bonding experience. For decades, societal norms have looked at tall women as not being "feminine" enough, and many of us have had to deal with those effects.

Luckily, tall women everywhere are shoving this stigma in the trash can, and embracing everything our beautiful height has to offer.

I'm not going to lie, being tall can still be plain old rough at times. So, for all of you tall queens out there, this one's for you.

Here are eight real struggles only tall girls understand.

1. Meeting New People And Getting The "OMG, You're So Tall" Reaction

Really? I've only spent my whole life being me. Thanks for pointing it out.

2. All Shorts Are Too Short

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Screw you too, school dress code. I guess I'm wearing pants in this 80 degree weather.

3. Dresses Are The Actual Worst

Dropped something? Forget bending over to get it.

*Cue the embarrassing wiggle-bend maneuver to pick up said item*

4. You're Always Sleeping In A Bed That's Way Too Short

You thought having your toes out from under the covers was creepy? Try having them hang over the edge of the bed.

Goodbye, comfortable night's sleep.

5. Blankets Are Never Quite Long Enough

Socks in the winter are a tall girl's best friend, because you know that blanket isn't long enough to allow for optimal coziness.

6. Random Strangers Ask You For Help

True story: I was looking at jewelry in a store when the woman next to me turned me and said, "Can you grab those earrings for me? You're just so tall."

No way, girl. You can ask for help, but no need to comment on my appearance.

7. Forget Long Sleeves

Everything looks three-quarter length. It's near-unavoidable at this point, but somehow, we pull it off anyway.

8. The High Heels Debate

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This one really rubs me the wrong way. As a tall girl, you're expected to listen to everyone else's opinions on whether or not taller-than-average women should be wearing heels.

Thanks, but no thanks. I'll wear heels if I want, and I won't if I don't want to. Take your opinions somewhere else, please.

Being tall has its struggles, but in the end, it's a beautiful perk. Go out and own it, girl!