Struggles of Having Long Legs

Long Legs

I have long legs. Well, to be honest, I have long limbs in general. I wouldn’t have considered myself as being particularly tall, being around 5ft 7, but my arms and legs have always been longer than most, and I always seem to be taller than most. There are a number of struggles us long limbed folk have to deal with, so I’ve decided to make a list of them all. (Because I’m slightly obsessed with lists)


When men are smaller than you. I’ve always found that on nights out men seem really short! It’s strange because any men my dads age seem taller, but any men/boys my own age seem small.

You can’t really wear heels. Well you can, but you end up towering over all your friends and even some of the boys. And I’m not sure if it’s just me but when you’re standing in a group but only your head is sticking out the top I get super self-conscious.

Always having to wear ankle grazers. Trousers and jeans are so hard to find in the right length. Unless a shop sells them in different lengths as well as sizes (seems to be pretty rare!) then you just have to accept that they’re going to be ankle grazers. I usually end up rolling mine a little to give the impression ackle grazers was what I was going for.

Jumpsuits and all in ones riding up. Anything which is full bodied and has a crotch ends up giving you a wedgie.

Dresses being unreasonably short. I’ll admit I’m a fan of a mini dress but so many of them end up being right on that limit of being too short. A supposedly reasonable length dress once caused me to flash my best friend whilst bowling!

It’s impossible to blend in. If you’re a shy person this can be a nightmare. Always feeling like you can’t hide away. I hate feeling like I stick out, I just don’t have the confidence for it.

Too long for the bath. And sometimes even beds! There have been occasions my feet stick out the end of beds and I have no idea why this happens as I honestly swear I’m not even that tall!

Looking down hurts your neck. Now I don’t mean to offend my shorter friends but I often found myself with a sore neck after spending time with them. I did far too much hunching over as a teenager. (Luckily with no lasting damage)


So being tall isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I think I’d much rather be an average height, but it’s about time I learnt to make the most of it. It can’t be all bad.


Rhi x


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  1. Chloe March 4, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Ahh I read this post earlier today at work haha, I have really short legs so I guess it’s sometimes nice to read an opinion on something I never will ha. All my friends are really tall so I’m always looking up ha! PS. I love lists too.

    Chloe | Mojichlo xxx

  2. Nicole March 6, 2016 / 6:54 am

    I am 5’5 so I guess I am average height! There is lots of benefits that come with being tall, a lot of people would love to be your height! Xx

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  3. Hannah March 6, 2016 / 7:50 am

    I’m the same height as you and I agree with everything you mentioned and Its horrible because I feel the same I’m super shy and I always feel like I’m the odd one out and can’t hide away, especially in photos and things! But I try and be positive about it because if it a good thing too.


    • shylittlemess March 8, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Yeah I’m definitely working on learning to love and make the most of my height. Super models are always tall and they look great! I think we just need the confidence to stand tall and feel amazing about it! x

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