Our first published blog post was based on the topic of the importance of fashion and how fashion has become an important constituent in our lives and the impact it makes in society. It’s a known fact that celebrities play a huge part and are major influencers in what styles and trends are in and hot. It goes as far as some celebrities having a defining style that is “unique” to them and we look to them for fashion inspiration and style. Fashion designers create collections of certain styles and looks with these celebrities in mind and as fashion enthusiasts we’re pretty switched in on following these trends.
There’s a saying that trends come and go but style stays with you forever. True?
We as women, generally all have our own style. Some like and wear very basic styles, some like casual, some like the classic glamour styles and some follow trends religiously. For some women, they tend to stick with this style all their lives while some like to switch it up and mix and match their style with fashion trends.
Men, on the other hand tend to stick with something they’re comfortable with for the most of their lives for the most part. They’re seemingly sensible with their clothing choices; practical, comfortable and resilient to wear and would last through whatever seasonal trend.
Based on the old adage that women are from Venus and men are from Mars that is almost certainly well applied (amongst other things) in the sense that when it comes to women’s fashion men don’t have much of a clue. Or do they? It seems there are certain women’s fashion trends which they simultaneously love and some they loathe.
The following posts are purely for entertaining information and in no way intended to criticize or humiliate people. The information provided is to simply provide a guide for people who want some help with personal style and grooming.
So…in getting to it. We’ve dug through several researches to find out the hot and not trends as perceived by men and we combined those findings with our own research on what guy’s pet peeves of women’s trends are. So here is the list of fashion blunders according to men.
The infamous ugg boots was shunned by the guys hands down. They absolutely HATE it. In the words of a guy…”How the bleeping hell can you look hot in ugg boots?!” Yes, we get it, and also agree with them. As the pictures displayed below there’s all sort of wrong associated with it and let’s face it, inside shoes should stay remained inside the house.
Even stylin’ fashion icons such as Kate Moss, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Aniston can hardly pull off the ugg boots look outside.
So while guys love seeing women in high heels, we know and surely they know it too that it isn’t always possible.
According to one of our interviewed male participants Jake, 26, from Whitfords “God knows why girls find the ugg boots so appealing. It’s downright ugly and to wear it outside? I don’t know. I’m no fashion expert but I don’t see anything sexy about it and ugg boots are so much uglier than girls realize. Maybe just wear some nice flat shoes or something; I think that would be ok.”
Oh and of course we’ve got to include Snookie too…
Jeggings / Leggings
We’re a bit torn on this one. Jeggings and treggings has some great merits worth mentioning but then it can go terribly wrong if it lands in the wrong hands, or bottoms should we say. According to the guys….
“I don’t like it (leggings). Maybe because it reminds me of when it went out of fashion and I picture fat moms going to the local shops in their leggings, slippers, baggy t-shirt that’s stained and wearing no bra and with their messy hair all over the place. I think that’s wrong. I know that some girls don’t look like that but seriously, there are plenty of other nice things girls can wear besides leggings!” – Matt, 28, from Thornlie
“I think leggings are neither ok, not really the best clothing a girl could wear, nor my favourite on a girl but I think some girls can pull leggings off. If a girl doesn’t have good legs then they probably shouldn’t wear them. To be honest, no one wants to see through to dimples or cellulite. It sounds a bit harsh but it wouldn’t flatter you at all. You’d be better off to wear something to cover that so it’s more flattering. Oh, and PLEASE do not wear ugg boots with leggings. Why oh why would you mix the two together? It’s such an ugly combination and god knows why girls wear them out and treat it as if its shoes.”
Here is the reason why we think guys are so opposed to leggings/treggings/jeggings of any sort…
The colour pink
Strangely enough guys just don’t dig the colour pink. Why? We’re not too sure.
According to Adam from Bayswater, “Pink is ok, just not the Barbie pink. And one piece of clothing of pink is ok to wear but it gets a bit weird when I see girls in colour coordinated outfits from entire pink. Makes them look like a walking pink lollipop. No thanks.”
Ahhh harem pants. When we first asked our guy participants if they liked harem pants they just stared back as if we were asking them them a question in another language. Maybe we are in fashion terms. Frankie, 22 from South Lakes looked particularly bewildered so we thought we’d pick on him to answer. “Huh??” was his only response. We then showed him the following photos to indicate what harem pants are. “What the heck?! What kind of pants is that!”Yes he did answer, but it wasn’t a question, but with exclamation. “I don’t know what kind of pants that is, harem or whatever but that’s so not hot. If women follow that trend please shoot me. It’s not an attractive trend to be following or wear at all, that’s all I have to say about that.”
We showed him photos of catwalk style harem pants and Frankie’s response still didn’t budge. “Umm….still a big fat NO! No matter what colour you change it, it’s still pretty ugly.”
Ok, so we are in agreement to Frankie’s comments. We do think that harem pants are one of the worst fashion inventions….ever!
We showed some photos of rompers and jumpsuits and there were slight mixed responses amongst the guys.
“I think its kinda cute. If I had saw a girl wear that on the street I probably wouldn’t pick it as a romper, I’d just think it was just a long top over matching coloured shorts.” – Victor, 28, from Bibra Lake
“These are pretty hideous, especially the first one in the pic. Looks like she raided her grandma’s closet and tried to bring it into fashion and for me, that just doesn’t work. Everything is wrong about that outfit. No for me.” – Jamie, 27 from Jandakot
“Heidi Klum and Katie Holmes look frumpy and makes them look fat. I much prefer the yellow one on Elle McPherson, it’s more fitted and doesn’t look like a jumpsuit, so that I don’t mind. The other two, I’d say pass!” – Jay, 25 from Leederville
“I agree with Jay, the jumpsuits on Heidi and Katie is just downright ugly. Not to mention the colour. What an awful combo. Come on girls, this type of clothing doesn’t make you look elegant at all. The one on Elle isn’t so bad.” – Danny, 29 from Leederville
With this particular trend, the guys just don’t get it either.
“Looks like you’re gonna bust out and do some serial serious slaying like the Spartans did. This shouldn’t be a fashion trend for shoes. Leave this look for the Spartans and stick with regular sandals or something.” – Brad, 18, from Como
“My girlfriend actually has a pair of these. She seems to love them and wear it all summer long. I’m not a fan of the ones that spiral up your legs but lucky for me my girlfriend has the sandal sort so I guess I’m ok with that.” – Victor 23, from Warwick
“Don’t like it. Looks complicated and not feminine at all. I like girls in simple shoes.” – Matthew 33, from Bentley
Ridiculously high heels
Yes we agree that some girls do wear ridiculously high heels and do make a total fool of themselves when they cannot carry themselves gracefully in them. If you’re hobbling around in them, just stick to something a more conventional heel height ladies.
But if you can carry yourself in sky high heels, all the merits to you!
“A woman can look incredibly sexy in heels. I personally think they’re great, but only if she can walk in them. There’s nothing worse than seeing a hot woman and she’s hobbling around. Not a sexy look. Also, some girls wear super high heels and it just makes them look stupid when they look like they’re struggling to wear it every minute they are wearing it. In that case, it would be better to just wear something you’re more comfortable with rather than trying too hard.” – Evan 26, Mt Lawley
“Heels are hot. I see some girls look amazing in them but for others not so much. If they can’t carry it off elegantly then it just ruins the look. Some of them just end up taking off their heels and carrying it. That’s not an elegant look either.” – Samuel, 27, Beechboro
Listen up girls! Guys love to see our curves. It’s very alluring and appealing to them. This is not to say go out and wear the tiniest and tightest dress you own but something that is flattering to your shape. We suppose they don’t like the baggy shapeless look because it reminds them of cranky old ladies.
“When girls wear dresses that’s baggy it just makes me think they couldn’t be bothered. It does nothing for their looks or body. What’s worse, makes them look even fatter when they may not be fat at all.” – Justin, 20 from Alexander Heights
“I don’t understand why you’d want to wear a dress like that. It doesn’t do your body any favours.” – Adam, 19 from Morley
Clothing too small
Now here’s a “trend” which we do not condone. Completely and utterly not flattering, not stylish, not a good look and looks uncomfortable too!
“That’s totally off putting. Tuck it all away where we don’t have to see it! Arghhhh!” – Ben, 18, Como
“I’m all in for a slim girl to be in clothing that’s skimpy and tight but I’m not in for clothing that’s skimpy on girls with excess. Sorry but there’s better clothing to wear if you’re a bigger girl. Even if you’re a skinnier girl and you wear skimpy clothes it looks great but nothing beats a girl with class and style.” Gordon, 29, Sorrento
“There’s all sorts of wrong with a girl wearing something too small for her body. Not at all attractive. Not a fan of the muffin top. Never have, never will be. Please do cover up.” – Vince, 25, Thornlie
The guys aren’t onboard with this trend and they fail to understand why the fashion industry would try to make this look hot.
“Are you trying to relive the 80s again? Not a fan of the look. Maybe because I wasn’t old enough in that era to experience that trend but I still don’t think the trend should be brought back to this day by any means…” – Ben, 20, Joondana
“Looks like she’s trying to be a superhero. Not hot.” – Carlos, 24, Wickham
So that wraps up Part 1 of Women’s Top Fashion Trend Fails According to Men.
What are your thoughts on the featured trends above? Do you agree or disagree with what men’s critique on these women’s trends? We’d love to hear your comments.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog series as we reveal the next 10 fashion trends men loathe!