what NOT to wear, according to men

Today i find myself obligated to pass on a post i read over at 91.5 the beat titled “Clothing Women Love But Men Hate” based on a recent story in the Daily Mail. i am so glad someone finally put it in writing because I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING!

i love that the men dont just hate these items we think are essentials, but they think they are downright HIDEOUS.

take the following as a public service announcement…

UGG BOOTS —  i say they just look silly with shorts or summer dresses. come on! they are winter boots, or better yet – slippers. who was the genius who decided it was cool to wear your slipper boots out in public? the article states they thinks “Most men prefer a sexy high stiletto over a chunky boot that hides the foot and ankle” but i disagree. flats were not listed in the “hideous” list.  men are not so totally horny that they only want super sexy shoes. they (like myself) just hate the slipper boot.

HOOP EARRINGS (giant ones) — “They get in the way,” says Jay Walker, a personal trainer in Toronto. “Aesthetically, they aren’t pleasing to look at.”  Jancelewicz adds, “Two words: ghetto fabulous.”  … agreed. if you cant turn your head without your earrings getting caught on your sweater they need to be recycled into a necklace!

be careful on the length. Rule of thumb: if you can see your butt cheeks, then it’s too short. “They can make the most gorgeous girl look like a sleaze,” says Walker.

HAREM PANTS — flat out ..these only belong in bad 90’s videos.

pants with the words “cutie” or “juicy” emblazoned across the butt say anything but! if you have to wear ANYthing stating whether you are ‘cute’ or ‘sassy’ your probably not. writing it on your shirt or pants will not change who you actually are…. just accept that.

GLADIATOR SANDALS — personally i have always hated these. they are too big and overpowering for anything other than your Xena Warrior Princess costume, but the original article goes into a little more detail over their reasoning… “It looks weird when you’re wearing a spring dress and then you have these massive gladiator sandals,” says Jancelewicz. they talk more that perhaps its simply men are afraid of complications… which is exactly what these particular sandals scream.

LEGGINGS — this one i may have to argue, as long as they are worn appropriately and with your personal body type in consideration. my husband loves these. i am uncomfortable but try to wear them. Now that said… long tops really are the only acceptable partner to leggings. please dont wear with a bikini top, or cropped tops, or anything that clearly shows all the lines of your bum. again that look belongs only in early 90’s music videos.

OTHER NO-NO’S — jumpsuits (too 70’s), headbands (anything in hair = complicated. remember what i said about that. in fact… everything in the movie The Ugly Truth is all true. live by it!), tuxedos (reserve for the man. not much works for them lol), dungarees (wtf?), over-sized sunglasses (get in the way of kissing and begs the question “what [problem] are you hiding?”)

really…? who got so hooked on the wardrobe of 90’s music videos, that it became such a hot trend?

Now that i have ripped apart every one of my friends closets, i will remind you there are a number of trends that didnt make this hate list:

  • skinny jeans (silent cheers!)
  • coloured jeans (i know your thrilled for this one steph lol)
  • bustier tops
  • off shoulder tees (sooo 80’s but they must love the ‘skin’ aspect)
  • shorts over leggings (or even cropped leggings under skirts)


lets build a Clothing MEN love but WOMEN hate list. leave your comments below.


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