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wearing high heels when they make you taller than the average man

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southeastastra Sun 26-May-13 22:00:31

argh! i have bought so many high heels and love to wear them but feel like the 50 ft woman when i wear them, towering over most of the population! I am only 5.6 yet feel ridiculously tall that it makes me self conscious

shall i just embrace it and be happy to be taller?

Moominsarehippos Tue 28-May-13 14:06:05

I though this was about blokes in drag...

I used to wear heels for work and I'm 5"7 1/2, so not massively tall.

BetteDavis01 Tue 28-May-13 14:03:38

Sorry to hijack the thread but whilst we are on the subject of high heeled shoes...can someone please recommend to me a brand / or shop where I can find really comfy high heels? I don't really wear heels because I cannot bear that burning feeling in the balls of my feet or my toes being pinched. I've not had much luck with heels, stilettos in particular.

I'm willing to pay up for a comfy pair but i could do with help on where to find them. Thank

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Tue 28-May-13 13:59:50

I'm 5' 8" and so is DH (nearly) - I wear heels all the time. There are loads of wedding photos with me taller than him.

I don't mind short man / tall women motif; I was always fond of a glamorous photo of Norman Mailer and his (sixth???) wife Barbara in which she towers over him and they both look strong and feminine / masculine. not going any deeper into Norman Mailer's relationships with women than that

If you are 5' 6" and taller than most men in heels I'm guessing you live in South Manchester grin

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 28-May-13 13:52:05

I'm 6 feet tall and rarely wear heels as I just feel too tall, and am constantly bending over to hear what my short friends are saying.
I do own some gorgeous pairs, which I look at lovingly.

I wore them on my wedding day, and dh stood on a small wall for photos. grin

janey1234 Tue 28-May-13 11:09:13

Another 5'11 here and I love wearing them. DP is same height, so I might not wear them on our wedding day though! But that's the only time it would worry me.
I think that if other people get to wear heels to make their legs look longer and thinner, why shouldn't I?!

Embrace the height as everyone else has said.

Trixy... I was at an event recently and photoes were being taken at the edge of a lawn. I stood on the tarmac in front as my heels were sinking in the grass and one man was using me as a shield to avoid being in the picture grin

I'm 5'8 and my heels of choice are 4/5" so I tower over dp and most people around me wearing them.

It doesn't bother me, it's the only time I get close to looking my father and cousins in the eye tbh so I still don't feel especially tall. My mother hates my heels though, she's short and it annoys her when I'm that much taller than her... Another reason to love them wink

Lucylloyd13 Tue 28-May-13 10:52:04

I' 5ft 9in. Normally I wear two inch heels, but on occasions i go to four. I feel great.

The only conceesion i make is of practicality. If I am with a man socially and i want an equal relationship, I pick my heel height so that i am not taller than him.

MadBusLady Mon 27-May-13 23:11:16

I'm 5'8 and find heels very comfy, but they do make me feel like Mrs Jolly Giant Woman in comparison to the rest of the world. I don't feel tall and powerful, I feel like an elephant. sad I have to be careful not to do an apologetic stoop thing when I'm wearing heels.

I need some taller friends.

xTillyx Mon 27-May-13 22:53:14

Speaking as a small person, I'm jelous. I have a couple of friends who are around 6 foot in heels and I think they look great.

sedgieloo Mon 27-May-13 22:40:28

Mavisgrind - on mat leave now but yy I did exactly the same!

bigTillyMint Mon 27-May-13 10:46:56

I am 5'8", about half an inch taller than DH and am very happy to totter about on heels/wedges/platforms. Doesn't bother DH in the slightest and I couldn't care less what anyone else thinks!

PaperPomPom Mon 27-May-13 10:41:51

DP and I are about the same height barefoot, so I tower over him in heels. I think he'd rather be taller, but wouldn't ever not want me to wear them.

auldspinster Mon 27-May-13 10:34:39

I'm 5ft 8 and can't walk in high heels but do like that bit of extra height that wedges or even small heels give.

VelvetSpoon Sun 26-May-13 23:07:24

I am also 5' 6 and wear heels of 4in and above; I do sometimes feel like a giant when I go out, last time I went to the pub with friends back in Essex I was taller than all the women (and most of the men!). Plus all my friends are around the 5ft mark and wear much smaller heels than me which doesn't help.

If I go out with a taller group I feel much more comfortable.

trixymalixy Sun 26-May-13 23:07:15

I was at a charity ball and they were taking a photo of our group. They said women to the front, men at the back. Yet I was way taller than some of the men.

trixymalixy Sun 26-May-13 23:05:39

Agree with gindrinker, I'm 5'9" and have one particular group of female friends that are all teeny, and don't like towering over them. I rather enjoy towering over men though.

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 26-May-13 23:00:49

I'm 6ft so I'm taller in flats than the average man.

gindrinker Sun 26-May-13 22:58:47

I don't like wearing heels when I'm with short women... 5'8" + heels when surrounded by 5'4 women is daft.
Taller than men... Don't care.

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 26-May-13 22:57:26

Ok, I know this is a bad thing on so many levels, but ... I have to admit, I did feel an evil sense of satisfaction when I went to a party and saw my wanker ex (who I'd been avoiding for, quite literally, years), and I was wearing 5 inch heels that let me look him in the eye. grin

I can't be the only one?

I rarely wear heels these days but that time did feel worth it.

MrsBungle Sun 26-May-13 22:52:40

I wear heels to work everyday. I'm getting on for 6ft in them. I enjoy towering over some of the men!

southeastastra Sun 26-May-13 22:50:16

i am so glad i posted this tonight!

ChasingStaplers Sun 26-May-13 22:48:52

Another 5'9er here!
I love wearing heels looking down on all the self important men I work with and if I wasn't at home with 3DC then I'd wear them every day.
Roll on return to work! smile

OnTheNingNangNong Sun 26-May-13 22:42:50

I'm 5'11 so taller than most men and I loved wearing a high heel, embrace the height!

MavisGrind Sun 26-May-13 22:40:19

I'm 5'9 and used to wear heels for my very male/power dominated work just to piss off the (male) middle managers who found it hard to intimidate me whilst having to look up at me. Great days <wistful sigh>

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