Last year, I wrote an article looking at what men think of women’s fashions. Truth be told, some of it was a bit harsh, and I suspect many of you ladies didn’t think much of the article or me.
“Generally, guys have no fashion sense,” one woman wrote in the article’s comments section. “Let's leave it to the women to make the fashion choices.” No doubt, this savvy reader has a point. Most men aren’t Cary Grant or George Clooney. Our idea of dapper is putting on deodorant. Our idea of style is wearing a clean T-shirt.
That being said, though, we know what we like, and what we don’t like, on a woman. So here’s another list of women’s fashion trends we think are hot, and not.
Sure, if you’re near the beach or the pool, these are fine. But for whatever reason, women seem to think flip-flops are acceptable footwear for all occasions. “They're not the most flattering,” Andrew, 26, says. “I think they're too little-girl cutesy.” They can also look trailer-park cheap, like they were plucked out of the discount bin at the Dollar Store.
When I see a woman wearing one of these, I think of the bandannas that Hulk Hogan wears. As a general rule, anything reminiscent of Hulk Hogan isn’t sexy.
Frankly, I don’t understand what’s happening to the length of women’s pant legs. Some come to below the knee, some to the calf and some are adjustable. Some are rolled up, some have zippers at the sides, some have strings and some puff out and look like something a pirate would wear as he swabbed the deck. “I don't know what to call them other than pantaloons,” Shawn says.
But whatever you want to call them, the bottom line is that you don’t want to wear something that looks like it shrunk in the dryer. Either go long (pants to the ankles) or not (shorts above the knee). There’s no in-between.
|No flip flops? I mean come on. I think flip flops look great with summer dresses. Sometimes you don't want to have to feel fancy all the time. I think flip flops were the best invention ever.|
|ddunett -- Oshawa|
|I agree with the author on these comments. Two things absolutely SURE to bring out my inner fashion police are capris and flip flops, together or worn separately. Apparently many women these days believe flip flops are acceptable foot wear - even to the office! C'mon, ladies, have a little class. Why don't you just wear your bathing suits with them while you're at it? As far as capris (or even those knee-legnth shorts - UGH!) go, why would any women want to visibly cut their height down like that? They stop the eye at that point and make even the slimmest women look shorter and chunkier. Some fashions should be laid to rest - permanently!|
|i definitely agree with MorganC. I can't live without my flip-flops. And 7 "nots" versus 3 "hots"-and one of these was a baseball cap? Come on guys, there have to be other things you like from our wardrobe.|
|JackyRuiz -- Bayonne|
Baseball caps is hot? that's all you got. LOL.
Cute article, but I wonder what men were polled on this...what state, age, ethnicity and culture? To each is own. There's lots of fabulous fashions for women out there. I agree that a woman who has trends from head to toe is just a fashion flop, but pieces like the crop pant can go far. As for the head scarf, I would choose that over a baseball cap anyday.
|Haha! Writing on the behind drives me nuts! Although, I have to admit I'm a culprit of wearing flip-flops too much.|
|I LOVE my capris - I have long legs with a short waist and I play up my legs with capris mostly at just below the knew - skinny ones - and 4 inch stilletos. As for the headbands - well I have pashmina shalws in every color - over 20 colors in all - and I got some extra ones and had them cut in half to use as thinner headbands, belts or hatbands and I love finding the right color for every outfit I have. I have over 300 pairs of shoes, most of them 4 inch stilletos and I tie them all into any outfit I have and since I do jewelry design as a second business I also have a jewelry set, earrings, necklace and bracelet and sometimes, interchangeable watchbands - 1 watch - 50 bands - and I always get comments on the fact that I always match everything so well.|
|All I have to say is thank god I am getting married in 3 weeks....baseball hats PLEASE...I hate baseball hats and sundresses...not to crazy about flip flops and HATE when folks wear their pjs in public...it looks sloppy and I shouldn't be sudjected to your "cute" duck, heart, cartoon sponge bob bedroom outfits...I too wonder who these guys are ages, locations etc...they seem really young...no trouser pants a cute shirt dress...heels...come on guys!|
|I love flip-flops! Especially in SoCal when it's sunny almost 365 days a year.. but I'm not surprised you don't like this footwear on women - I have a ton of guy friends who agree with you and say feet and toes should not be seen unless you're all naked... can you believe that?|
|I loved this as much as I loved part one!|
|Some disagreement: Flip flops are great. Attractive, well-maintained feet are very sexy. I also like capri pants; a mostly-covered leg with a bit of calf showing is very seductive. Um, and while I won't bag on anyone for wearing a baseball cap it's not high on my list of attractive things :/|