Monday, October 18, 2010
The problem with being tall!
Everyone thinks being tall must be a godsend but i must say i hugely disagree. I'm 5ft11 and while my legs might look good in a pair of skinnies finding the skinnies in the first place is a bit of a mission. It's got easier as more brands have introduced tall ranges but when your a fan of Japanese clothing it really can be a huge problem.
Obviously i understand why Japanese brands don't sell clothing for someone of my height (most Japanese women are quite short) it can be very frustrating. I'm always seeing really cute Japanese skirts but on me they would look like a belt and trousers would finish half way up my leg and not in a cropped trousers kind of way. So not a good look. Tops are okay for me as long as they're short sleeved but long sleeved tops and jackets are a definite no-no. I've googled and searched and asked people for places that sell Japanese style clothing for tall women with no such luck.
Then we get to shoes. I discovered a really great Korean site recently but they only go up to a size 6 and I'm a size 8. Big feet go hand in hand with long legs it seems. Also i love high heels but when i wear them i look like a giant. I try not to worry about that and wear them anyway but i hate towering above all my friends. In an ideal life i would be about 5ft7 but obviously i cant do anything about my height. I've been this height since my early teens.
I really wish there were more tall Japanese women because then the brands would be forced to stock tall ranges. I wonder where tall Japanese women get clothes that fit. Do they buy their clothes from western stores? Anyone know of any Japanese brands that stock long length clothing or shoes in my size?