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170starting
06-30-2011, 11:17 AM
At what height is a woman considered tall? :cool:


Serbrider
06-30-2011, 11:19 AM
I consider 5'8" and above... but it also depends on the individual I think... an individual that is 5'7" can seem taller than someone who is 5'8"...

But... really? no clue... :p If someone who is 5'0" says they're tall... why not? ;)

Beach Patrol
06-30-2011, 11:31 AM
5'7" and above
(according to the "fashion" industry)


fattymcfatty
06-30-2011, 12:13 PM
I always think 5'8" and taller. I'm 5'9", and out here in California, I always get the "you're so tall!" comments.

mimi86
06-30-2011, 12:24 PM
5'6"?? You're tall! All of my friends are 5'4" and under...they must just make 'em small up here in the frozen north!

RJ 1980
06-30-2011, 12:47 PM
To me tall is 5'7 and up. 5'4-5'6 would be average, and 5'3 and lower is short. That's just my opinion of course! I'm a shortie :)

Sunshine87
06-30-2011, 12:53 PM
Models are 5'8"+ however, they are also 100 lbs so I don't know if that standard really applies.
I think 5'7" is on the taller side but it also depends upon how thin you are. In college there was this girl who was about an inch and a half shorter than me and people would always talk about how tall she was...I think it was her long slender legs. Dang her!

Slim CB
06-30-2011, 01:13 PM
I am 5'8" and am considered tall by others......

LandonsBaby
06-30-2011, 02:41 PM
Anyone over five feet. :lol:

fitness4life
06-30-2011, 04:51 PM
I think 5'8" and up. I'm 5'10" and even 6'+ men will say, "You're tall!!".

...I love being the lady in the grocery store the lil ole ladies go to to reach the top shelf. :D

Ruthxxx
06-30-2011, 05:16 PM
Thanks, Fitness. I'll get you anythign you want from those low shelves. ;)

nina125
06-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Thanks, Fitness. I'll get you anythign you want from those low shelves. ;)

:lol:

my2cats
06-30-2011, 06:36 PM
I think 5'8" and up. I'm 5'10" and even 6'+ men will say, "You're tall!!".

...I love being the lady in the grocery store the lil ole ladies go to to reach the top shelf. :D


Me too :p I am friend to the elderly or pregnant ;)

Gogirl008
06-30-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm 5'3". Anyone over 5'7" seems tall to me. Where are all you tall people when I'm at the store? I've had to leave the store without things because sometimes it's just too much trouble.

I once asked an older lady to reach a box of cereal for me. She was so sweet, lol, she said "here, honey, take two." As if that would make up for me being too short to get them myself. :lol:

krampus
06-30-2011, 08:38 PM
In Asia I consider anyone as tall as me to be "tall." I'm usually one of the tallest females around!

Sadly I'll go back to being average in the U.S. I consider the "tall" threshold taller than 5'6 but it depends on build, wider people don't look as tall.

Astrild
06-30-2011, 09:22 PM
I'm 5'8 and occasionally am told I'm relatively tall... but I don't feel like I'm that tall. I do have longer legs, but a slightly sturdier frame, so maybe that's why. I love to wear shoes with a little height, so I actually do feel tall.

Lovely
07-01-2011, 12:13 AM
Somewhere around 5'8" and I start to think a woman is taller than average. I'm 5'9" and have always been one of the tallest girls in my class.

I seem to accumulate tiny friends, though... Not just average, but 5'0" friends who are naturally slim. So it always makes me feel that much taller and wider.

But, my height is AWESOME in crowds where I can scan over a sea of people! Or someone can spot me. I'm the mobile meet-up point! :lol:

Porthardygurl
07-01-2011, 03:59 AM
OOOOOOKAY... im almost 6ft tall..If anyone is called tall..its me..im the basketball wannabee or shouldbe apparently..and yes.. i feel like a giraffe at time..thankfully im not skinny enough to be one..cause i would look funny..i dont mind my height anymore..it just means that when i shrink from getting older..i will be the perfect height!! and well..ive got legs for days..and a long torso to boot..just makes shirt buying a bit tricky..

MissSMcC
07-01-2011, 07:21 AM
im just under 5ft 7 and consider myself tall, although when i walk past someone taller than me i get a little jealous :)

170starting
07-01-2011, 07:31 AM
im just under 5ft 7 and consider myself tall, although when i walk past someone taller than me i get a little jealous :)

I am the opposite. I am just over 5'6''... most of my friends are about 5'2''. When I stand next to them, I feel like the bionic woman... I always wanted to be petite... never worked out for me.

caryesings
07-01-2011, 08:12 AM
Whenever she's taller than her boyfriend.

170starting
07-01-2011, 08:31 AM
Whenever she's taller than her boyfriend.

:lol: I am the same height as my husband... down to the .25 inch :D

Chubbykins
07-01-2011, 10:59 AM
Nobody ever considered me tall here. Neither short. So I suppose anything over 5'2'' like me is tall in Greece

Cali Doll
07-01-2011, 11:14 AM
5'8" is tall.

5'7" is average, IMO.

I am 5'8". I've always wanted to be 5'9". :-)

SMSDREAMER2007
07-03-2011, 02:11 AM
5'8" and above imo mainly cause im 5'10" and I feel gigantor next to my 5'7" and under friends.

CorinneIrene
07-03-2011, 10:03 AM
I consider 5'7" to be tall, but I'm a shorty, ha. My mother is 5'9" (jealous!). The doctors "calculated" that my height should have been at least 5'7", so much for that!

desperate99
07-03-2011, 12:50 PM
In India, any woman above 5'2 is considered tall! The average height for a woman here is 5'0 :)

krampus
07-04-2011, 02:10 AM
I consider 5'7" to be tall, but I'm a shorty, ha. My mother is 5'9" (jealous!). The doctors "calculated" that my height should have been at least 5'7", so much for that!

Hahahaha. I was a really tall kid and was predicted to be 5'10 or something as an adult. Missed that one, doc!

littleliar13
07-04-2011, 02:43 AM
I think it's relative, but personally I consider anyone taller than 5'7" to be "tall".

Porthardygurl
07-04-2011, 02:56 AM
okay let me repeat myself... IM 6FT tall and im a Women!!! Like..hello GIRAFFE!!!

Annita
07-04-2011, 04:10 AM
i'm 5'7" (171cm) and i'm considered tall, both in Asia and US.
On the bright side, I have longer legs (yay)
On the down side, I feel gigantic next to my dh who is only 1 inch taller than me. And he looks shorter than me most of the time because I wear heels that is around 3 inches at least.

Marijaux
07-10-2011, 10:48 AM
I am tall..
Growing up I was always teased because of my height...
Who would have guessed that today I hold my head up very high...now proud of my height... :cheer2:

FrouFrou
07-10-2011, 01:02 PM
I am 5ft 6 and feel short, lol. A friend is 5ft 8 and is tall or maybe it's just an illusion. She is very thin, 110 lbs and I swear it makes her look taller than what she is. So I would say 5 ft 8 is tall.

RawrDinosaur
07-10-2011, 01:05 PM
I'm considered tall by most people I know, but I don't really feel like I look tall unless I'm at a lower weight.

As the above poster said, it does make a difference. I look a LOT taller at 139 lbs than I do now, at 191 lbs.

SouthLake
07-11-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm in between 5'8" and 5'9" and have never really thought of myself as tall. Normally, I consider tall to be anyone over 5'10"ish. Then again, until I see pictures, I always feel like I'm the same height as my friends (most of whom top out at 5'6") Oddly enough though, I rarely wear heels, because they make me feel like a giant.

If I could... I would be 5'2", it seems like such a perfect height. (most of the women in my family are in that height range. I, on the other hand, am apparently a genetic mutant :) )

FitGirlyGirl
07-12-2011, 02:35 PM
I think 5'7" is tall, but then I'm a short one who would prefer to be even shorter.

Sunshine87
07-12-2011, 02:37 PM
I'm considered tall by most people I know, but I don't really feel like I look tall unless I'm at a lower weight.

As the above poster said, it does make a difference. I look a LOT taller at 139 lbs than I do now, at 191 lbs.

It is so true. I want to be tall and thin not the jolly green giant that I am right now.

theCandEs
07-12-2011, 11:58 PM
If I could... I would be 5'2", it seems like such a perfect height.


Aww! You're so sweet!!
:)

TheWalrus
07-14-2011, 04:26 PM
I think 5'10" and up is technically tall. My husband's 6'3", which means I can wear 4-inch heels and be just fine. Which I love. It does also make me feel like Godzilla a little bit in crowds, though, feeling like I should just go Stomp Stomp and make the little villagers flee before me. When I was visiting Minnesota, it was so NICE to be around so many other tall people. But then I had to go back home to short-topia.

CleverName
07-15-2011, 04:20 AM
Anyone over five feet. :lol:

I guess this makes ME tall, lol! I'm 5' and 1/2". To me, a woman 5'4" and over is 'tall'. I suppose it's all relative.
I married a 6'4" man, and my daughters are going to be taller than me by the time they're 10, lol!

k15g15
07-15-2011, 01:39 PM
I'm 5' 11" and always wanted to be 6 foot! I think over 5'7' is tall, but being over 6 foot is awesomely tall!