Height didn’t really play a role in my life until about junior high – two BFFs of mine were especially gifted in the stature department, so naturally they looked older than their age. Our school was in the same walking path as the local high school, so it wasn't uncommon for my pals to run into (and get hit on) by older guys while my poorly attired little self was mostly ignored. I was naturally a bit hurt since I was getting into the phase of actually liking boys at that time, but I wasn't jealous of my gal pals too because though they may have looked 16, inside lurked two awkward gangly eighth graders.
And then through junior high and beyond, people around me started outpacing me in the vertical growth department. I often felt talked down to because, well, most people had to look down to talk to me. Pics of me with my pals made me blanch because I was always the awkward short person in them. Going shopping in stores was a lesson in patience since obviously most pants needed to be hemmed. I sometimes felt like I had to prove something because though I may be little in stature, I wanted to show people that can keep up physically - I’m strong enough to carry those boxes, creative enough reach those containers. I use "creative" because it certainly isn't like I can just reach the top shelf of anything ...
I obviously am not a representative for taller than average people but I understand it can’t be easy either. I have extremely tall cousins – seriously, everyone on my dad’s side of the family, except my dad, is like six feet tall at least – and I know that they always got the “you should be playing basketball - do you know Yao Ming?” comments, or found it hard to get dates with guys who were taller and/or not intimidated by their size, or couldn’t find anything long enough for them to wear.
Height is a not an easy thing sometimes and fortunately or not, we’ve all got to live with and learn to love the hand that we’re dealt. How do I deal with my shortness nowadays? Platform heels, anyone? That, and my
Have you ever felt limited because of your stature? Do you think you've ever been treated differently because you're "too short" or "too tall?"
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