Of course, tall girls can wear heels, but there are a few things you need to be prepared for as a tall girl before you slip on the stilettos.

First, you need to be prepared for the comments. You may already hear the “Wow, you are tall” comments. When you put on heels, those comments are going to multiply along with comments questioning your decision, such as, “Why are you wearing heels? You are already tall.” Remember this, when someone questions your fashion decision, it’s likely they are intimidated and they’re letting their insecurities show. There is no reason to let anyone’s belittling remark ruin your choice to try something new.

Also, doing anything that will make you stand out from the crowd will cause you to be noticed, but being noticed isn’t always a bad thing. Be ready to flash a confident smile and some smart remark telling any critics you wear heels because you can.

Second, if you aren’t used to wearing heels, you might want to start small. Strapping on 6-inch heels may seem exciting, but walking in heels takes practice. Before you twist your ankle, make sure you find shoes that are comfortable and that you can maneuver in. It may not be a bad idea to start with a smaller heel and then work up to the mile-high stilettos as you grow more comfortable walking in heels.

Many people equate high heels with confidence. There is no reason to be ashamed of the lengthy body you already have, so why not put more emphasis on your height for an evening out. As one tall girl said about her love of wearing heels, “I wear heels because I’m not afraid to stand up or stand out. I choose looking good over making you feel comfortable.”

Your toes may be sore by the end of the evening, but it may all be worth the turning of heads when you walk into the room.