Being tall is considered by many to be a gift: you stand out among a crowd, you may be mistaken for a model, and you can get to those “hard to reach” shelves. However, a majority of tall women dismiss those assumptions and frequently misrepresent their height.

According to a study by Wakefield Research for Long Tall Sally and Ann Magnin, Inc., 72% of tall women have downplayed their height in a social setting, while one in 5 have actually lied about how tall they are.

The Wakefield PR survey has reached lofty heights with an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune, as well as articles in the Houston Chronicle and Times-Union.