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Be a warrior, not a worrier

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Hello there and welcome to this chapter of Diary of a Tall Women Wanting (Beautiful) Pants That Fit.


In this blog, as someone who is 6'1, with a background in health & wellbeing and a lifetime yearning for beautiful clothes to fit me, we'll explore many of the important issues that tall women face when it comes to fashion, from social norms and representation, the ego, cognitive distortions, and any unconscious behaviours you might have developed due to your height.


For a full back story of how I arrived here designing beautiful clothes for the tall, check out Where to begin: diary of a tall women wanting (beautiful) pants that fit


Recently, I saw this lady in a graphic print tee - be a warrior, not a worrier, it encouraged in all its screen-printed glory..


So bold, it stopped me in my tracks and took all my willpower to approach her and ask where it was from - I identify as a worrier from way back; what's for dinner, how will get child A. across town to training and be sure child B. and C. are also being catered for, has the dog got cat food and more recently, how best to go about building the Miss G & Me label.



What if it flunks, what if it succeeds, what if..., how do I..., should I do this or that..how much will it cost, what's the demand - that piece of string, how long is it, or should it best be?


You get the picture, there's a fine line between scenario planning, which is a sound business practice and worrying - I am a master of both, and while we all have our own what if's, mine happens to be public.


This leads to another worry, am I sharing my bleeding heart too much here? Do people care about this tall woman wanting pants to fit her, or am I championing the representation of taller women who want beautiful clothes that fit them?


After all, you can't market a secret and without awareness, there is no desire or change, is there?


From a wellbeing perspective, it's incredibly important to remind oneself not only are there two sides to any idea, situation or concept, but also an ever-moving slurry in between - with endless shades of grey from mixing the black and white.


Yes, I am a worrier, but I am also a warrior - if it weren't for me leading the charge on making change, there wouldn't be the customers who have spent their first winter in beautiful clothing that fit their beautiful taller silhouette.


Today all of my Miss G & Me pants were in the wash - a silly rookie move; embracing the desire to change, I attempted to wear something new - sensational designer pants from a leading Australian-made label, wide-legged and a feature front pleat.


I tried really hard to mix it up, but couldn't leave the house in them.


They are designed as high rise, they sat low on my hips - if I try to wear them up higher, they say hello to my...


If I wear them lower on the hip, the front pleats sit at the top of my thigh which makes them hang really really wide...


Nope, not for this long-legged, long-rise babe.


With a heavy sigh, I left them on the floor, and because I'd spent so long trying to make them work, Miss G was late for school - so I dragged on the closest thing in my wardrobe - jeans from 2019.


Before I'd even go to the car, I knew it to be a mistake, I was already making adjustments - the rise was too low and the top of my backside emerged as I sat. s'ok, snow in Hobart means one must wear an outer jacket - I can get by.


My ideal worry-free future? You and other taller individuals trust me enough to guide you through the change of 'getting by' wearing clothes that don't fit, or flatter you and your very beautiful, unique silhouette - there are wide-legged pants for you and me, they just aren't ready yet. There will be a blazer with 'tall' proportioned body and sleeve measurements, and there will be a maxi skirt - actually, that's closer than you think...


Mel, Flick, Karen and Liza-Jane are among the 47% of July's returning customers who secured more beautiful clothes to adorn their taller selves; their desire to change is real and they are actively their own warriors.


Jil Spilt Hem Pant, Alva Slim Leg Pant, Betty Jogger Vona Straight Leg Jogger and Jo Dress Leggings are all exceptional to wear - and a fine start to worry-free beautiful clothes that fit.



Be a warrior, not a worrier.


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Penni


Miss G and Me is the only Australian-made tall women’s clothing label, which reflects a passion for beautiful and sustainable fashion that fits tall women and lasts beyond a few washes. This article was written by the founder + designer, 6'1 Penni Lamprey who has a passionate focus on 'well' and 'being' and how clothes that fit positively contribute to an individual's self-esteem - the heart of the label's values.


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