On tall women wearing heels: when does it begin to look awkward?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Personally, I feel there is no such thing as too tall. I am always in awe of gazelles. And just the other day I was listening to an interview with Elle Macpherson and she’s 6’0 and always wears heels.

Post # 3
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

IMO you are NEVER too tall to wear heels. Just because you ended up on the upper end of the height gene pool why should you have to avoid fabulous and sexy shoes?!?

I am 5’9” and I always wear heels, most 3″ or so. On my wedding day I will be rocking 4″ heels and I will be taller than my Fiance. He doesn’t care one bit.

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For me as long as they are 3″ and below I don’t look awkward. The only reason I look awkward is because I’m a complete klutz and cant’ walk straight in flats 🙂 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@UK Bride:  Honestly? It depends on the heel height. If your 6′ and wearing 4″ heels I notice. If you’re 5’10” and you wear 2 inch heels I probably don’t. I don’t know that there is a set cut off, but I’m short (5’3″), and if you end up being taller than most of the men in the room I notice. I think a lot of it is the way you carry yourself though. I stare more if you’re wearing super high heels and slouching to look shorter than if you carry yourself with confidence.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

As long as you are comfortable thats all that matters. I’m 5ft 11 and used to wear 4 inch heels, I have a friend who is 6ft 2 and stil rocks 4inch heels.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m 5’10” and wear a 3 or 4 inch heel on regular basis. I don’t think you’re ever too tall. 

However, I think when you’re tall with a certain build sometimes it can look awkward. I was friends with a WNBA player and when people would ask her to put on a heel she would refuse. Her large athletic build along with her height, made her a look a little like a drag queen from the back. She actually used to make jokes about it all of the time.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Complete honesty, I think there is a point where it starts to looks weird, especially with certain builds. There is a woman I work with who is quite tall, rather busty with broad shoulders and she wears 4-5″ heels all the time. It just looks very…unfeminine? I guess? and like she might topple over at any moment.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

It’s hard not to stare at any woman who can rock a pair of heels. 🙂 Honestly, I don’t really think there is a too tall….so long as they have good posture and know how to walk in them. But that’s really regardless of height. If you can’t walk in heels properly and you’re all hunched over it will look horrible. Stand up straight and work it. 🙂 I only mention the hunch because some women I work with seem to (unconsciously or consciously) hunch and I think it might be that they feel they are too tall. Which is unfortunate because they look great and would look even better if they pulled their shoulders back.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 5’9 and I wear 4”+ heels all the time.  My Fiance, who is 5’7 is used to it haha

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@morkiemama:  My Fiance and I have the same height difference as you…but I rarely wear heels out with him. It doesn’t bother him but I feel like a giant. 

 

I agree w/other PPs depends on height & the heels. Most of my friends are tiny little things so no matter what heel height I wear I am a giant.

Post # 12
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think no woman is ever too tall. Everyone has a right to wear what they like and feel sexy in. People can be rude, oh your tall and you dont need heels! I heard that more then once. In highschool this kid I liked got upset because I work platform sandals to school and was two inches taller then him, I stop talking to him. If someone is too insecure to deal with my height then I dont want to date him.

My Fi si a taller then me, but if he wasn`t when I felt like it I would wear my heels out with him regardless.

It doesnt matter if a women is seven feet tall if she wants to awesome heels she should wear it. We dont go around telling short women that they aren`t allowed to wear flats or sneakers so why should the reverse be true! Also from experience if you are tall people are going to look and stare regardless which I feel is so stupid but that a conversation for another day, so might well enjoy yourself and feel good about what you are wearing even if it is heels that make you taller.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s all about how comfortable the tall person feels (and can effectively carry themselves) in heels. Growing up I never wore heels (I’m 5’10”) so I had to learn to gracefully walk in them as an adult!

Fiance LOVES heels so recently while on vacation I bought some smokin’ hot 4″ heels and I have to say I felt AWESOME when I wore them out one night!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsElopement:  haha, I know how you feel.  FI and I met in high school, and he was a freshman while I was a senior….so I’m used to being a giant compared to his tiny italian frame!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say never too tall!  I’m 5’8″ and wear 3.5 inch heels at work.  This makes me taller than several men I work with.

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