Hello from Denae…I am still on vacation and want to thank my assisstant (Robin) for her quest blogging….as she brings a special insight to her blogs–being a successful tg woman who is out there, speaking, moving, and keeping a fabulous job and family. She is happy with where she is, and has made all her own decisions. She came to me over ten years ago, and the rest is history.
Now, I want to thank Jenny for sending me this fabulous articl (and heith photos) as related to wearing heels. I thought you would love this.
Get ready for your winter clothing!
I came across this web site while reading Julia Serano’s blog page. I think it’s mostly a group of British tall girls and woman. Overall they deal with being over 6′ with dash and humor.I was at a party last week (in guy mode) and noticed a tall, beautiful, young woman in a stunning one shoulder black dress. She was wearing flats. I had a chance to talk with her and commented that she was stunning but should be wearing heels. She explained she was with a short guy at the party and didn’t want to stand over him. I wish I had found this web site before our encounter. She was a Lamborghini.The International Fashion and Lifestyle Resource for Tall Girls and WomenHere are few excerpts. Read the comments all the way to the end. Yes, tall girls find themselves accuses of being men!Hugs, Jennyby AMAZONA on JULY 28, 2009
!cid_C9CA7BD1-5095-4EEA-BFDF-77A7565AD999@hsd1_mi_comcast_netIt’s one of the most observed issues surrounding tall women: Should you date significantly shorter men?
Personally, I’ve never bothered to read those articles in the past as I don’t recall a time when I have ever been attracted to a much shorter man. AT 6ft2, I’ve had dalliances with men of 5ft10 and possibly 5ft9 when I was a teenager, and I’ve dated men of 5ft11, 6ft and 6ft1 far more than I’ve dated men of 6ft5 and above but what about proper ‘short’ men? It’s never really crossed my mind, until the other day….
Following a friend’s party recently, I’m now racked with a gigantic schoolgirl crush on one of the sexiest men I think I’ve ever met. He was so much fun, so hot I nearly fainted and had a body that could make you think that skinny dipping in the Thames in Spring was a great idea (don’t worry, we didn’t). And to be honest, it wasn’t so much a case of ‘You had me at hello….’ like the movies, since his first words were ‘F*!k me, you’re f*****g massive’ (a line usually guaranteed to ensure the cold shoulder from me all evening). However, when he was maybe 5ft7 and I’m 6ft5 in my heels, he might have had a point.
Short man/tall woman couples are all over the media, even more so since Sophie Dahl started dating Jamie Cullum. So, why are shorter men attracted to tall women who only accentuate their lack of stature?
Several studies have investigated whether height is a major factor of attractiveness to the average man and almost all of them have found that it is definitely not . Whilst supermodels are almost always over 5ft9, singers and film stars are often far from statuesque. Much of the earlier research seems to suggest that tall women are not more physically attractive than their shorter friends but are perceived as more glamorous and prestigious.
Therefore, to the extent that tall women are preferred as mates, it is probably so that the man can show her off as a hard-to-acquire status symbol, like a Lamborghini. If you’re honest with yourself, you know that when you see a shorter man with a very tall girlfriend or wife, you do wonder just who the hell he is or what he has. It is possible that broadcasting his status in this way may also allow him to be taken more seriously by his male colleagues, friends and inferiors, and so to rise further in status: “Hey, that guy has a 6′ tall wife — he must be a real go-getter”. And more importantly, parading around your tall wife is a far less vulgar signal of status than, for example, driving up in an obscenely expensive car or sporting tons of jewellry. Consequently, the man does not suffer a loss of reputation as he would with those other signals, and because it is less conspicuous, he is less likely to draw the jealous scorn of those around him. He will provoke class envy in them, for sure.
I was lucky enough to be sent to Monaco yesterday for my day job and I bizarrely ended up at a dinner party with 15 of the most beautiful, supermodel-thin, tall women and 5 older, very successful and much shorter men. The men were more than enthusiastic about their taller wives and girlfriends and explained that it was almost the norm in Monaco and many have only dated women who were much taller than themselves. It seems the notion of tall women as a status symbol is definitely a reality.
So, the question still stands, do I choose to pursue a man significantly shorter than me? Or am I too tall for him? Maybe, as he’s not an international financier, film star or Formula 1 boss, he doesn’t find tall women attractive and doesn’t need the status boost. As he’s not wealthy or famous (and those things have never been attractive to me), I’m guessing that I experienced proper sexual chemistry and, alas, I don’t think there’s a cure for it.
Now, can someone just pop round and explain to him that I’m the next best thing to a Lamborghini except I’m more affordable and I handle better than a Murcielago….
Why Tall Women should wear High Heelsby AMAZONA on DECEMBER 15, 2008
So at 6ft2, I’m very tall. If I hadn’t noticed this fact, I would have found out very quickly – from the ten strangers a day who feel the need to let me know.
There are many strange things about being tall but one of the most annoying has to be complete strangers (or fashion professionals incognito??) who feel compelled to tell me that as a tall girl, I should not wear heels.
I didn’t wear heels until my early 20’s because I couldn’t get them in my size but now I can and you can’t get me out of them – particularly 3 or 4 inch one’s on a night out.
look, people don’t go around telling short girls they shouldn’t wear flat shoes so why do 60% of the peopl e I meet insist on telling me that, as a tall girl, I shouldn’t wear heels?
Tall women should wear heels and here’s my top reasons why:
– As stylist and fashionista Jay Manuel says “Everyone can look like a supermodel with a bootleg trouser and a high heel” (it does quite ring true if you say ‘ballet flat’ instead of ‘high heel’ , does it?).
– They make you seem leaner and slimmer.
– The give you the best walk which just can’t be replicated in flats.
– They give you better legs, slimmer ankles and accentuate the best of your figure.
– The are the glamorous and somehow that changes how you feel and behave.
– Is your love-life lacking? Well get some high heels on! No, not just because men seem to love them but because, according to the latest research by Dr Maria Cerruoto , wearing high heels improves your pelvic floor muscles, and we modern girls all know what that does for you.
– They make you taller. Yes, I really did say that! Your height is something to be proud of and to be honest, when you’re very tall, 3 inches isn’t actually going to make a whole lot of difference to how tall you look (6ft and 6ft3 all look the same from down there).
– They make your feet look smaller.
– When was the last time you read the words “fabulous flat pump”? Exactly.