By Rachel Comish
I’m not going to lie, I’m a little obsessive about height. Everyone in my family is giant, so when I come across a petite person I feel like I’m talking to a tiny porcelain doll.
Unfortunately, nobody seems to appreciate their height. They want to be tall and graceful, or short and little. Nobody wants to be an average height, even though it’s clearly the best of both worlds.
But no matter what height you are, it’s important to be comfortable with yourself.
Advantages of being short:
You can sit cross-legged in chairs. It sounds weird, but I'm super jealous.
You can wear huge heels and not be criticized for being too tall.
More guys are taller than you, so dating might be a little easier.
More often than not, mini skirts look cute on short girls instead of revealing.
You fit into spaces like airplane seats and roller coasters (once again, I'm super jealous).
Advantages of being tall:
You have a higher chance of succeeding at a modeling or athletic career.
You can reach things easier.
You don’t get neck problems from trying to look guys in the eye because you’re already at eye level (but you might get neck problems because you're constantly looking down at people).
You appear older and more mature.
You can totally wear flats and still look like an adult.
Tips for short girls:
Learn to sew.
If you are really little and can never find the right pants for you, get a pair that’s tight enough and hem the bottom. Same for skirts that are too long.
If a dress is too baggy because a size small just doesn’t cut it, throw on a belt to emphasize your waist. You can also tie the bottom of your shirt and turn it into a cute crop top.
Heels are your friend.
If you struggle with heels, try a few different kinds before completely giving up. Yes, pumps and stilettos require a little more sacrifice, but wedge heels are really comfortable. Plus, heels improve posture and confidence.
Tips for tall girls:
Stand up straight and do not be afraid to show off your height. If your friends are short and tend to mumble, tell them honestly that they have to speak up and you cannot slouch to hear them.
Get clothes that fit.
This is easier said than done, but being tall and thin can make shopping difficult and expensive. Splurge on jeans from Buckle or Long Tall Sally. DO NOT wear baggy clothes just because they are long enough. Just don’t.
Don’t try to make yourself look smaller.
This ties into posture, but it’s more than that. You fill up space, so own that space. Don’t slouch into a corner and try to be invisible. If you’re going to be noticeable, use that attention to show grace and confidence.
Be whatever you are-- tall, short, or perfectly normal. Just be comfortable with who you are and embrace your body type. Stand up straight. Look people in the eye. Draw attention to your attitude and not however long your legs are.
Most of all, never let anyone tell you that you are too much or not enough of anything. You have legs, arms, and brains just like everyone else. Now go out in the world, and completely slay.
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