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NaughtyNoraTheNamechanger Sun 11-Feb-18 14:43:42

I'm 5'10 (and a half even) and everywhere I go I feel freakishly tall compared to other women around me.

It's alright though, really!

How tall are you? Do you like being your particular height?

EsmeWeatherwax Sun 11-Feb-18 14:45:24

6ft. Love it. All my friends are under 5'5 though, I feel like their mum occasionally. DH is 6'5 though. My dc's are going to be soooo tall....

Hofty Sun 11-Feb-18 14:47:15

I'm 5'7. I frequently wish I was shorter. I often feel oversized compared to other women.
DH is 6'1. BIL is 6'7 shock

YerAWizardHarry Sun 11-Feb-18 14:48:19

5ft5 and a half

WeirdCatLady Sun 11-Feb-18 14:48:21

I’m 5’7 but dd is 5’10.5 too. We’ve always made a great deal of fuss over how fabulous being tall is. She loves it.

I always wanted to either be shorter, so people felt protective of me blush or taller so I was statuesque. 5’7 is technically taller than average but feels very ‘middle of the road’ to me.

Plus, I’m now the shortest person in the household sad

FittonTower Sun 11-Feb-18 14:48:49

6ft. It's awesome.
Also, it's hug-a-tall-person day today apparently. Go forth and be hugged

PickleSarnie Sun 11-Feb-18 14:48:50


Although I think I might be shrinking because measured myself the other day and I was 5'8.5" ! Obvs I stick to 5'9" for calculating of BMI!

Jaygee61 Sun 11-Feb-18 14:49:34

5ft 1.5in. Hate it. Feel like a dwarf.

Floralnomad Sun 11-Feb-18 14:50:00

5’8” and very happy with it .

GinUser Sun 11-Feb-18 14:50:07


PigsInBaskets Sun 11-Feb-18 14:50:29

I'm 160cm so about 5 foot 2 and a half, I think ?

JacintaJones Sun 11-Feb-18 14:51:33


Perfect height.

PortiaCastis Sun 11-Feb-18 14:51:51

5ft8.5 and dd is 5ft9.5

loobywench Sun 11-Feb-18 14:53:08

I'm 6ft and have been since I was 13. Hated it at school but love it now!

TealStar Sun 11-Feb-18 14:53:12

Just under 5’9. Would be very happy to be another inch taller (so long as it goes on my leg length!)

Nomad86 Sun 11-Feb-18 14:53:13

6ft. I hate it. I'm disproportionately tall in my legs so it's very difficult to find trousers. My circulation is so poor I suffer debilitating cramps. And I still get people asking what the weather is like up here!

stitchglitched Sun 11-Feb-18 14:53:39

I'm 5'1 although recently the scales in Boots said 5'0.5. My 9 year old is now the same height as me, with bigger feet! I always liked my size pre kids when I was very slim and I could buy children's clothes, I've gained quite alot of weight in the past few years though and my shortness makes me look even worse. Trying to slim down and then I'll be happy again!

EfficiencyDeficiency Sun 11-Feb-18 14:54:33

5ft 5, been the same since I was 10/11.

I have a brother who is 6ft 6.

I like my height but wish I had longer legs grin

AthenaAshton Sun 11-Feb-18 14:55:43

5 foot. I can't reach things on shelves, and can't see at concerts. Otherwise I never notice it.

OakIsBetterTho Sun 11-Feb-18 14:56:20

5'8. It's alright, suits me just fine. I'm a little out of proportion tho, long torso and short legs annoyingly.

FaFoutis Sun 11-Feb-18 14:57:13

I'm the same height as you OP. I mostly feel freakishly tall too, unless with young people where I am medium. It's quite nice not standing over people for a change.

sportyfool Sun 11-Feb-18 14:57:22

5 foot ... doesn't bother me except id quite like to be thinner 🤷‍♀️

imonaplane Sun 11-Feb-18 14:57:58

I'm 5' 3". I hate being short. My husband and children are all over 6ft.

BalloonDinosaur Sun 11-Feb-18 14:58:32

5"3 ish.
Can never see at gigs.
My 13yr old nephew towers over me.
DS (1yo) is almost the same height.

Charismam Sun 11-Feb-18 14:58:43

I predict this thread will be weighted towards answers from taller posters. who is going to log on to say ''i'm 5'2'' and then have to read that legions of posters consider 5'5'' ''short''.

These threads always shock me.

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