I believe the myth that men should always be taller than women or that tall women shouldn’t wear heels has been largely debunked. Just look at Chrissy Teigen, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio, Brooke Shields, and Charlize Theron – need I name more supermodels?! As a self-proclaimed “tall girl” myself (I stand at 5’11” and wear a size 12), I firmly believe that the height of the shoe doesn’t matter; what truly matters is the confidence exuded by the woman wearing them. However, I’m well aware that finding shoes in a full range of sizes, at the right price, and suitable for various occasions isn’t a simple task. You can’t just stroll into a store and expect to find something on the clearance rack (trust me, I’ve tried). So, here’s the ultimate shoe guide for tall girls, because we’re all in this together.
For the Classic Guest: Cute, Versatile, and Classy
Offering three colors and available up to size 44, these perfect 1.5-inch block heel sandals with a sexy ankle strap are a game-changer. I personally own these shoes in both nude and black, and they’re my go-to when I’m seeking comfort and style. With both these colors in your closet (costing less than $100 for both), you’re ready to dance the night away. The height is ideal for dancing, chatting, and even catching the eye of the dreamy and very single best man. What’s even better is that these shoes tend to run slightly larger and wider, fitting my feet perfectly despite my usual struggle with size 44.
For the Trendsetter
Ballet flats are making a comeback; just ask Vogue or Kendall Jenner. It’s true that everything old becomes new again, and the ballet flats that stole our hearts in 2008 are back in the spotlight. These Sam Edelman Gold Ballet Flats are a paradise for tall girls. They’re trendy, comfortable, and spare you from spending the entire cocktail hour hunched over to hear your friends who were clearly picked first in gymnastics class, not volleyball. Available up to size 14 in both wide and narrow, these flats are perfect for the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and even Sunday brunch (although, can anyone genuinely enjoy brunch while nursing a hangover? Let me have my peace).
Wedges for a Garden Wedding: Groundbreaking
Let’s be honest, wearing stilettos to an outdoor or grassy ceremony requires bravery akin to an East Coast boy donning skater shoes. Trust me, nothing’s worse than gracefully sliding into the grass and watching helplessly as your elegant heel meets mud and dirt. Opting for wedges in a garden wedding might not be groundbreaking (sorry Miranda Priestly), but sometimes it’s just the practical choice. These wedges, available up to size 41, feature sexy clear straps and a white block that will elongate your legs. Forget the standard cork wedges; these are a refreshing departure.
She’s Giving Barbie Glam
With women controlling over 31.8 million in global spending power, this summer, icons like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and even Barbie have been credited with boosting the US economy and curbing inflation. Women are asserting their girlboss status more than ever. While supporting local businesses and thrift shopping are great, there are moments when you need shoes in a pinch (thank you Jeff Bezos). In my times of need, I turn to my “mother” for guidance – by “mother,” I mean Carrie Bradshaw. Unlike Carrie, I don’t have 40 Manolos at my disposal, nor a Mr. Big slipping them onto my feet. So, it’s off to Amazon I go. While these Badgley Mischka shoes might be a bit of a splurge, their timeless design and captivating colors make them worth it.
For the Bride
Pointy toe, kitten heel, and white leather – it’s a winning combination. As you make your way toward your forever partner, all eyes will be on your radiant smile, and you’ll be free from the worry of tripping or stumbling. Available in a wide size range, these heels might even become a treasured heirloom, passed down to your daughter one day. Just be sure to break them in a bit before the big day. After all, you want to be fully prepared to dance the night away.
In conclusion, tall girls are no longer confined by outdated myths and misconceptions. We’ve shattered those glass ceilings along with our stylish heels. Whether you’re a classic guest, a trendsetter, a blushing bride, or simply embracing your inner Barbie glam, there’s a perfect pair of shoes waiting to elevate your confidence and style.
Remember, it’s not just about the shoes themselves, but the empowerment and self-assuredness that comes with each step. Here’s to tall girls everywhere – may your heels be high, your spirits even higher, and your journeys always fabulous!