Ever spend hours shopping, planning and primping your fabulously fashionable outfit only for your guy to look at the finished product with total indifference?
It’s no secret that men and women have very different perspectives on fashion. While we fret over matching, monotones, layering and styling, men have a much more lax approach to what they wear and how they wear it. We often justify our crazed fashion obsessions by arguing that we want to look good for our significant others. But in reality, he might be looking at your perfectly-pieced-together outfit and thinking that you look….weird.
Glamour Magazine recently asked a group of men for their opinions on popular fashion trends that women often wear, and their answers may have you rethinking what you wear on your next date.
Here is a list of 10 things that guys just don’t get about fashion, accompanied by a man’s opinion courtesy of Glamour:
1.) High-waist jeans
“I’m not a fan of the high-waist jeans some girls wear—it reminds me too much of my old elementary-school teachers.”
2.) Really high heels
“Call me crazy, but if a gal looks like she’s really uncomfortable in the shoes she’s wearing, it makes me uncomfortable—I don’t care how hot the shoes are. I’m not saying you should rock New Balances instead, but if you can’t wear those heels without grimacing every step, maybe save them for seated events.”
3.) Harem pants
“I think that the weirdest women’s fashion choice has been those weird dumpy pants that make it look like girls have poops in their pants. I don’t want to talk to anybody wearing those pants.”
4.) Hippie headbands
“Hipster girls have started wearing what look like belts on their heads. It’s cute in a pathetic way because it looks like they got confused while they were getting dressed.”
5.) Cool hats
“If ladies are wondering whether they should wear that new hat they picked up on a whim at Urban Outfitters—you know, the fedora or the Newsies-style hat or even the trucker hat—the answer is always the same: dear God, no.”
“When a woman wears a men’s-style button-down shirt, it’s super sexy; when she also wears slacks, a tie and a vest or blazer, it’s super manly—and not in the good Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall” sort of way.”
“There’s nothing less sexy than getting to third base and realizing that your girl is wearing what is essentially a one-piece swimsuit.”
8.) Embellished bags
“One sweeping fashion trend that boggles the male mind is the case of the Gigantica-Godzillaca-Bedazzlement-Titanic-Tote Handbag complete with metal rings, chunky chain handles, leather loops, vertical zippers and who knows what. Girls can pack a guest room in there. Honestly, they look like Andie Walsh from “Pretty in Pink” stitched them at home after a bottle of chardonnay.”
9.) Furry boots (in summer)
“I can’t help but laugh when I see urban women sporting those super-furry Ugg boots. Sweetheart, you’re not competing in the Iditarod or about to plant a flag on Everest. Your run to get a blueberry smoothie and a manicure doesn’t require extreme survival gear.”
10.) Fancy swimwear
“What’s with wearing fancy shoes, jewelry and makeup when you’re just hanging out at the pool?”
What do you guys think?