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Hi. I struggle with being over 6ft and always feeling clompy and like a giraffe, ungainly and uncomfortable. Can anyone tell me which is meant to make you look less tall - short skirts or long skirts? I'm sure I read that one it true other was better.
I am somewhat shorter than you but am generally taller than average at 5ft 7. I have spent 30 odd years struggling with this and am only just now embracing short skirts ie. Skirts that are made for 5ft4 women but come up short on me. Life is too short to worry imo.
I'd love to be 5ft 7!!! I do like a short skirt but "on the knee" is well above mine, and above the knee can get really short. Shoulders back, chest out and cross your legs as my grandfather used to say. Then pull the skirt down a little.
Yes, on me it does because I have long, thin legs. At the same time, the shorter hemline creates a horizontal "cut" in the vertical line, breaking my body up into smaller chunks, visually. Most of my height is in my legs, so if the body part of my figure starts higher, it looks less massive overall. I wouldn't look as good in a knee-length dress, as that would be a long stretch of the same colour or pattern. I prefer to have a miniskirt and then a top. This also gives me more control over how I drape my torso: a tight mini with a flowing top will flatter my Hips and bum and disguise my belly.
I enjoy towering over everyone else, or at least I don't really notice it.
A couple of times in my life men have made comments about me being "too tall." It just made them look insecure and stupid.
If you carry yourself confidently, you will not look awkward. You'll look awesome.
Not the answer to your question, but why do you wear heels if you feel too tall anyways? I'm 5'11 and love not having to do that whole lengthen your legs with uncomfortable heels shite. Plenty of lovely smarts flats about.
Making yourself look less tall is only going to result in bad posture and that's never a good look. Try to embrace your height, being tall is fab!
Well I don't often wear heels and never sky scrapers. Sometimes I guess in a rather contrary way they add to my overall confidence of being fashionable / attractive to men while adding to the height thing. I'll try to stand tall.
Btw I think in winter you can get away with short and make up the expanse of leg by wearing boots. I wear calf length sort of western style boots with lots of short skirts and dresses it doesn't make my legs look stumpy whereas on a shorter person they may be less forgiving!
I'm six feet tall and 55..... I rarely wear skirts or dresses. However I've just bought a dress today from Tallgirls and will have it taken up to just above the knee. It's currently about 2 inches below which looks matronly
I'm 6ft tall- I tend to wear skirts a couple of inches above the knee, although I have a shorter leather skirt. I wear mine with highish heels, I just feel more dressed up with them, I love being tall, don't mind the few extra inches they add- I'm tall anyway, with or without heels so may as well embrace it!
I never wear long skirts, don't think they suit me at all.