Think that men don’t care much about what we wear? Think again. Inspired by a conversation I had recently with a male friend at the Liberty Hotel after a woman walked by in over-the-knee black leather boots, lacy black tights, and a skintight red mini dress, I sat down with a few guys to hear their opinions on women’s fashion.
Turns out that guys do pay attention to what we wear, and their opinions are actually pretty funny. When the aforementioned scantily clad woman walked by us at Clink, I expected a leer, but instead I saw a look of shock and horror register on my friend’s face. He even went so far as to joke that she may be a woman “on a mission,” or worse, a call girl.
Apparently, less is more. The guys I spoke to do want to see evidence of a rockin’ figure, but they don’t need or want all of your goodies hanging out. Save that for later, preferably behind closed doors. One of their top pet peeves? The dreaded muffin top! Not only do they notice, but it’s also a major turnoff. Clothing that could pass for maternity wear was also highlighted as a frustration.
Basics aside, we delved deeper into fashion and trends. One insightful male listed a gripe as, “fashion for the sake of fashion.” Overly trendy is not appealing unless it also happens to be figure flattering. He bluntly continued, “If your outfit doesn’t make me want to sleep with you, then game over.” Doesn’t Patti Stanger of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker say that in every episode?!
Then, things just got nit picky. Take leggings for example – apparently these guys think skin is in when it comes to your gams. Yes, even in the middle of a Boston winter. Full tights aren’t horrible, but forget about three quarter length tights – these guys abhor them. They also didn’t understand the appeal a fur coat, with one male saying that it reminded him of a, “Seventy year old Russian woman.” Something else that men think prematurely ages you? Too much makeup. Yes, they do notice a caked on face.
Finally, the age old debate over women’s shoes began. Most of the men at the table could care less about your choice in footwear, unless of course you happen to be sporting Uggs, which sparked a far too lengthy debate at the table. One shining star, however, admitted that he thought women’s high heeled shoes were sexy, but then again, he is originally from Montreal.
Take these comments as you will, and by all means, let me know if there are any other trends that I should inquire about. These guys are extremely eager to share their opinions and I love it. Thanks for your help guys!!