When you’re deciding what to wear for a night out, or a date, there are a few man repelling clothes that you should probably avoid. It definitely isn’t all about looks, but when it comes to first impressions – especially when there’s a certain someone you want to impress – clothes can be important. So here are 8 guaranteed man-repelling clothes to avoid.
1. HAREM PANTS
This is the ultimate in man repelling clothes. These got really fashionable recently, and I’m not sure why. But, they did, so lots of us fashionistas started wearing them. Let’s be honest, they are very comfy. However, anything that makes it look as if you’re wearing a (full) diaper is not going to be that attractive to the opposite sex.
2. UGG BOOTS
This is another item with the comfort factor, but apparently UGG boots are one of those things that are most likely to turn a guy off. They may feel like a little furry hug for your feet, but do you really want to look like you have paws at the end of your legs?
3. JUMPSUITS / ONESIES
One of these things is a lot more fashionable than the other. Onesies should be kept strictly for the privacy of your own home. Jumpsuits, however, have come back in a big way in recent years, and it looks like they’re sticking around. But, according to surveys, even that slinky black jumpsuit you think is really sexy isn’t that attractive to men. Maybe it’s because they’re thinking how much more difficult they are to get off?
4. TOO MUCH FLESH
Not all of you may agree with this one, but I think that too much flesh will actually turn a guy off. Unless you’re Miranda Kerr, and who looks like that in real life?! Wearing a handkerchief may get you attention, but chances are, it’s not the kind of attention you want. Don’t give everything away, straight away!
5. TOO FASHION
You know what I mean; those kinds of outfits that are so ‘on-trend,’ you can barely move for all the baubles you’ve attached to yourself and the ridiculous shoes you’ve strapped to your feet. Look stylish by all means, but, in my experience, the height of fashion may earn you approving looks from women – but not necessarily from men.
We tend to wear these because they’re comfortable, easy to chuck on and warm. But elasticated waists and clingy, thin fabric do not make for a sexy look. This is another case of giving too much away, too soon.
7. WEIRD SHOES
Generally speaking, men like heels. They make your legs look longer and thinner, they improve your posture and give outfits a lift. So, this makes the recent trend for weird shoes even more annoying – why would we wear heel-less shoes and ugly flatforms when we could be wearing a pair of elegant stilettos?
8. VINTAGE CHIC
Women say vintage chic, men say we look like grandmas. We may think that the floral tea dress we have looks great paired with our brogues and a pair of frilly socks, but we have to ask ourselves - is this look really attractive to men? Probably not.
Of course, you should wear whatever you want to wear – if a man doesn’t like you just because of what you’re wearing, he probably isn’t worth knowing anyway. It is interesting to know how the male minds works though – what outfits are always winners (or losers) for you?