I've always been a gangly, rangy kid who clocked in at 5'10" when all my girlfriends were a cute 5'5". I liked the feeling of stepping into the doors of a restaurant or walking into a dinner party and commanding the room, knowing that my height brought an elegance and a self-possession to my look. Below are 21 inspiring tall women who wear heels and rock the hell out of their style, offering us all inspiration for accepting and loving ourselves just the way we are.

Nicknames like "Jolly Green" and "Bean Sprout" were used affectionately when I'd be invited out. Plus, some of the most valuable lessons they teach us along the way.

And the more you do it, the more confident you'll likely become in terms of being true to yourself.

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As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.

Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.

Standing 6'4" in flats, the woman knows what she's talking about.

She tells me, "For me, having a clear overview of the room standing at 6’6" in my lowest heels is a powerful feeling.

There has been no systematic devastation for the purpose of intimidating the people.

However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.

Rajahnique Jones from Tall NNatural wants us to know that we don't ever have to feel like we need to put on a pair of kitten heels or flats to avoid standing out in a crowd.

She's 6-feet tall and has a lot of wisdom on the matter.

When people say, 'Those heels make you too tall,' my immediate thought is, 'Too tall for who? Girls are supposed to be small and delicate, right? Kacy Karlen of The Height Of Style — clocking in at 6'4" — says, "Wearing heels as a tall woman doesn't make you less feminine — it puts you in control of your femininity. There is nothing more beautiful than a tall woman wearing fierce heels and rocking the hell out of her life." Amen.

Fashion blogger Bree Wijnaar of The Tall Society thinks that strutting around in heels only accents your long frame, and it's empowering!

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