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The problem with being tall

July 30, 2015

I’m a reasonably tall person at 174 cm. I normally quite like my height. I’m taller than a lot of girls, but not a lot taller. However, being tall isn’t always a great thing.

I absolutely love shoes, and especially heels. But I never get to wear them. Well, I suppose I could wear them whenever I want, but I choose not to. The reason for this is that when I do wear them, I feel like a giant. Seriously. When you walk around as a woman being taller than most guys around you, you do feel awkward, and it sucks.

So when I work up the courage to wear heels, there is nothing better than standing next to a fellow tall person, because they make you feel like you’re normal. Normal is a weird word for it, but you know what I mean.


Tomorrow we’ve got our work event called Trade Me Good Times. I’ve already chosen what dress to wear, and it’s a dress that you sort of have to wear heels with. So now I have to choose if I wear the heels that I really love, which are quite high. Or if I wear the slightly lower ones that are super old and don’t look that great. I’m leaning towards the taller ones.

I don’t know why I worry so much. Being tall shouldn’t really be something you feel uncomfortable about. I’ve always been the kind of person who feels insecure about myself. I’ve become a bit more confident lately, but I still have a long way to go.


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  • Rachel Baynes

    Wear the tall ones! Even though I’m quite short I also worry about wearing tall high heels as people always give me shit for wearing them. Guess we can’t win either way so we should really just stop caring haha! I’ll be wearing really big heels tomorrow 😀

    July 30, 2015 at 8:48 am Reply
    • Sophie Sjösten

      Haha, yeah, I’m leaning towards wearing them! Thanks for the advice! 🙂 Looking forward to see your really big heels! 😀

      July 30, 2015 at 8:55 am Reply
  • John

    174cm converted to 5.85 foot, perfect height Sophie! ❤

    July 30, 2015 at 9:16 am Reply
  • zomermaantje

    If it’s the taller ones you really love, just pick those!

    As a rather short person (1m57) I struggle with the opposite, I don’t dare to stand next to my almost 2m housemate on flats because then I feel so tiny.

    July 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm Reply
    • Sophie Sjösten

      That’s what I’m scared people will feel like next to me! 🙂 I guess we all have concerns in one way or another! Haha.

      July 31, 2015 at 7:02 am Reply
  • The Swedish Kiwi

    Haha, don’t apologise for commenting on my posts, I love it! I definitely see where you’re coming from with heels. I think they’re uncomfortable too, and if I could I would wear flats all the time, lol. The problem is that I’ve got a few dresses that just don’t look good without heels. I’ve been lucky enough to find a few pairs of heels that are reasonably comfortable, but some of the ones I’ve got absolutely kill my feet!

    August 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm Reply
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