Do you dress for men or do you dress for women? It’s sort of the age old fashion question. I personally would rather be pretty to my husband than awesomely trendy to any woman, but not all women agree with me there. I write about fashion from time to time on my site Penelope’s Oasis and have always found it fascinating how much women want to be attractive to men, yet the fashion world seems set on turning them off totally.
Men Hate It When You Wear:
1. Jump Suits – otherwise know as “J.Lo’s” after taking off when Jennifer Lopez made them popular, these are the matching hoodies and sweat pants that come in cotton, velour, terry, etc and in every color under the sun being sported by women of all ages. If you wore a soft fabric in pink, that was feminine, right? Wrong. Men everywhere vocally voiced their objections to this style, with one friend of mine admitting her husband begged her to wear something, anything else.
2. Long and loose dresses and skirts – these have manifested themselves over the years as granny dresses, maxi dresses, and more, and women love how comfortable and forgiving they are, but well, men hate them (no surprise there…granny dresses? not even a sexy name). I know that seeing the likes of Eva Mendes and Jessica Alba sporting them would seem to indicate they are good choices (and they are if you want to impress other women) but men hate these (“too much fabric”).
3. Nude lips – very 60’s and sexy to most women, especially when combined with dramatic eye makeup, men call this look the “dead look”. They think the colorless lips evokes a corpse, and don’t understand why lipstick is even made in “skin color”. The woman may be beautiful anyway, but the look just isn’t a hit with men.
4. Unisex clothing – Sure, it’s sexy if the woman he loves puts on his white shirt to go make herself a coffee, but otherwise, men don’t like masculine clothing on women. Shapeless, boxy, masculine, nothing about it that would appeal to a man. If you have to wear pin stripes, tailored pants, cargo pants, at least make sure the shape is feminine and flattering so no one mistakes you for a man when you wear them.
5. Birkenstocks, Uggs, clogs and other utilitarian, practical shoes. Clunky, heavy, and ugly, men loathe them and can’t fathom why women own them. Uggs have become particularly popular in the last 15 years, which is funny to those who know that they originated in Australia and New Zealand among the male population who worked in the cold and nicknamed them Uggs because they were considered so ugly.
What do you think? What trends do you love that your guy hates, and what do you think of the styles above?