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Top 10 Things Men Want Women To Stop Wearing

So you think you’re pretty chic and hip rocking the latest fashion trends? Trends like the shift dress, or perhaps the ever popular bandage dress? Think again!

We published a blog post in 2012 titled “Women’s Top Fashion Trend Fails…According to Men” (a two part blog series) which we showed everyday men a series of women’s fashion trends. The reaction was quite epic and well, it was an entertaining interview process! Missed it?

Click here to read “Women’s Top Fashion Trend Fails…According to Men PART 1”.

Click here to read “Women’s Top Fashion Trend Fails…According to Men PART 2”.

Well, it was such a fun blog post to write we thought we’d round up a new set of guys to ask what they thought of certain women’s fashion. Now this post isn’t saying that women dress for men, nor saying they should. It is a a fun and explicit blog post to seek the opinions of males on their conscious thoughts about some women’s fashion trends.

Here is the verdict of the top 10 things men want women to STOP WEARING!

1. Ugg Boots

“Why do women feel the need to wear ugg boots outside? It’s not a public footwear kind of thing, every girl I’ve seen wear it looks cheap, dirty and just plain not hot!” – James, 26, Civil Engineer

“A woman who wears ugg boots outside has no class, well at least, she’s showing the world she has no class. Not hot.” – Jamie, 29, Mortgage Specialist

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No no to ugg boots

2. Drop Crotch Pants/Harem Pants

“I see some women wear those pants that really isn’t flattering but those pants with the really low crotch does nothing to flatter a woman’s body. I cease to understand why or how a woman can think that is remotely stylish and it makes it god damn impossible to see if she has any junk in that trunk.” – Josh, 28, Finance Broker

“They look plain stupid. I have no idea why they would even be considered a trend in fashion.” – Caleb, 22, Sales Representative 

“God lord, I have nothing to say about this. Horrible to say the least.” – Jason, 29, Business Analyst

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Money doesn’t buy you style…hear that Gwen?!?

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A trend that most men seem to hate with a passion…harem pants/drop crotch pants

3. Slimming Undergarments/Spanx

“This is like false advertising. You’re presented with something totally appealing and awesome and then later, you’re revealed to something else that you hadn’t anticipated. It’s like online shopping. You go online and see the product you like, it looks so appealing and you can’t wait to get it. When you do, it’s like a disappointment. I can apply this to the Big Mac analogy. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with wearing this but it’s like…misleading! A woman should just embrace her curves. If she has imperfections, wear something that is more flattering. Well I guess, this thing [Spanx] makes the woman more appealing in the dress but come on, maybe just not wear a dress that is so tight?” – Simon, 27, IT Technician

“Are you saying that’s not all to Beyonce’s junk in her trunk?!?!?!” – Vince, 25, Accountant

“Woman should just be happy with their curves and slight imperfections. We, men, don’t notice half the things you’re overly concerned about with your body. We think it’s beautiful and you should embrace your womanly shape.” – Kurt, 28, Investment Banker

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Celebs…they are only human after all!

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Queen B also needs a lending hand from Spanx

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Celebrity Spanx fans

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Kim Kardashian loves her Spanx

4. Ultra Chunky Platform Wedges/Heels

“Why would you want to make your feet look so much more bigger and unflattering in shoes like that?” – Jerome, 26, Mechanic

“Whenever I see shoes like these, all I can hear is CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP!! Not sexy.” – Vin, 24, Teacher

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5. Kitten Heels

“They look kind of weird. It’s like you can’t decide between wearing flats or heels so you go for something in between. Heels are hot on a woman but when I see a woman wear this, it reminds me of an old lady trying to be stylish.” – Baz, 29, Business Development Manager

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Flat or heel? Men aren’t digging the midi heel

6. High Waisted Shorts

“These shorts elongate a girl’s butt and I can’t tell if she has a cute butt or not because the shorts just deforms the shape of the butt. Stick to normal shorts ladies.” – David, 26, Civil Engineer

“I don’t know why girls love these high waist shorts. Sometimes I see girls wear them and the shorts are pulled so high up their butt cheeks are visible. Now is this a trend that we’re all supposed to be loving and think it is stylish? Maybe because I’m a guy, but I don’t see the appeal in that, might as well just wear your undies. Oh, and back to the high waist thing, women want to have cute perky butts, so why would you go out of your way to make it look flatter and less than flattering in these shorts?” – Jimmy, 27, Personal Trainer

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Girls love high waisted shorts, the guys…not so much

7. Cheap Hair Extensions

“Trashy!” – Lincoln, 25, Drafter

“Looks terrible.” – Steve, 25, Software Developer

“I thought women took more pride in their hair and makeup than this?” – Tony, 26, Medical Student

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With all that money, you’d think Ms Spears would have some decent hair extensions!

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Britney offends again

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And again…

8. Too Much Makeup

Us women love the smokey eye makeup look. Men…not so much. They much prefer a woman showing her natural beauty and if wearing makeup, keep it minimal. A clean and sheer base, such as a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, dusted with a bit of powder to keep the shine at bay. A few coats of mascara, a bit of blush on the cheeks for that sexy glow and a pink/nude lip.

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Ahh, Katie Price aka Jordan’s trademark look

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Easy on the eye makeup Katie!

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Women love the smoky eye look…men think this is too much.

“Kim’s makeup looks nice here but it still looks like too much makeup. She looks like she’s wearing a lot of foundation.” – Russell, 26, Investment Advisor

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Women think this makeup look and style is hot and even though it is tame compared to the other makeup photos, men still think it’s a bit too much.

9. Onesies

“I seriously don’t get this trend. I don’t know how it is even a trend.” – Paolo, 23, Graduate Engineer

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Onesie….jumpsuit…men aren’t fans of this trend

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Cheryl’s curves…hidden underneath this onesie

10. Leopard Print

“Reminds me of cheap street walkers.” – Jamie, 30, Journalist

“I never understood the animal print thing. Are you trying to look like you’re wearing an animal?” – Colin, 26, Advertising Executive

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Leopard print…

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Men don’t see the appeal of leopard prints

Ladies, so what do you think of these trends which men are opposed to? Let us know your thoughts!

Gentlemen, do you agree with what these men’s opinions about the highlighted women’s fashion trends?

We’d love to hear the ladies and men’s thoughts on this post. Please leave your comments below!

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4 Must Have Splurge Makeup Items

4 Must Have Splurge Makeup Items

Last week we brought to you a blog post that featured our pick of the “4 Must Have Budget Makeup Products.”

In today’s post it will be on the other side of the scale with splurge worthy beauty items.

Beauty review by Yen, Envious Fashions Marketing & Business Manager

1. MAC StudioFix Fluid Foundation RRP $58.00

This is a great foundation if you’re looking for a foundation with a very high coverage base to create that impeccably flawless look. Being a liquid foundation the application is relatively smooth and flawless however due to it being a rather thick and high coverage type, I find the best way to apply it is with a damp sponge or makeup brush to avoid streaks and uneven application marks.

The trick is to start off with a small drop of the foundation on your sponge or brush and apply it all over your face smoothly. You may find that this mall droplet of foundation goes a long way to cover your face. If not or you wish for more coverage you can repeat the steps and build on the previous application.

MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation comes in warm and cool tones however the warm tone is flattering to most skin types so I’d recommend you going for a warm tone when picking your shade.

The formula is long lasting and would last you the whole day. If you’re skin is excessively oily, it’s easily overcome by adding a light layer of transcalent powder after your foundation application and a couple of extra touch ups during the day if required.

The problem I find with long wearing formulas is the difficulty in removing them. My routine to remove all traces of makeup is to firstly use a baby wipe and then use my cleanser to remove further. Even after these two steps I still find traces of the MAC foundation still present so I do suggest to go over and clean your face again with another baby wipe. By this stage the makeup should mostly be removed.

This foundation may just be the perfect foundation for people who normal/combination skin but for those girls with oily skin, steer clear as this just may be a disaster item!

PROS:

  • Buildable coverage
  • High coverage so no need for concealer
  • Blendable
  • Long lasting
  • Flawless finish

CONS:

  • Not suitable for people with excessively oily skin. If you do, this will last about 2-3 hours before shine and greasiness emerge. Once this happens the makeup sort of slips and slides on your face which makes it feel like the foundation is “melting” off.
  • The foundation formula oxides with oily skin and makes it appear an orangey shade
  • Bottle does not come with a pump head (you have to purchase this separately) and has a wide opening which makes it quite messy for a new bottle. When you open it and if you’re not careful, it is very easy for the foundation to come gushing out. The pump dispenser is much more handy and convenient however MAC makes you buy it as a separate product!

 

2. DiorBlush Glowing Color Powder Blush RRP $58.00

This powder blush has got to be the best and most loved beauty product of mine. Having tried countless brands of blush the DiorBlush wins my vote hands down as the best blush product I’ve ever used and the best powder blush currently on the market.

The texture of the blush is ultra-fine and is velvety smooth and blends very easily and seamlessly into your skin for a natural looking pink flush. This is a great buildable blush that can be used as subtle or as flushed as you like. I’d recommend using your own big fluffy powder blush brush rather than the one enclosed in the compact for a more natural look.

The two shades are great to mix together or can be used alone. I personally love blending the two colors together for a beautiful shimmery pink tone.

The shimmery tones in the blush illuminate on your cheeky ever so subtly and radiate a healthy flush that is so pretty! This is a definite recommended beauty splurge product that is surely worth every penny.

PROS:

  •  Beautiful shimmery tone
  • Ultra-fine pigments for smooth application
  • Flawless application and blends easily and perfectly
  • Natural looking and buildable color
  • Two color palette for mixing or wearing one color alone

CONS:

  • NIL

 

3. Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color RRP $39.00

I first tried Bobbi Brown products when I walked past the Bobbi Brown counter in the city one afternoon and one of the Bobbi Brown girls who was doing a customer’s makeup. It occurred to me to stop and look at the makeup as I was looking at getting my makeup down for my wedding. As it turned out the girl who worked at Bobbi Brown was also a freelance makeup artist and a few weeks later she was hired as my makeup artist for the day and she introduced me to the Bobbi Brown creamy lip color. I had wanted a pinky coral tone lipcolor for my wedding and she picked me out the perfect shade to compliment my hair and skin tone. From there I just fell in love with the Bobbi Brown creamy lip color. The texture is smooth on application and keeps your lips stay moisturized the whole day.

PROS:

  • Smooth and velvety texture
  • Smooth application
  • Lips stay moisturized
  • Glossy and creamy texture
  • Large variety of colors

 

CONS:

  • NIL

4. DiorShow Blackout Mascara RRP $52.00

I received a sample tube of the DiorShow Blackout Mascara with another Dior purchase at the counter and found it to be a fantastic mascara! It builds incredible volume and creates that alluring false lash look. For a more natural day look you can just feather the mascara on your lashes gently which will lengthen the lashes rather than volumize.

PROS:

  • Ultra volumizing
  • Volumizing and lengthening
  • Creates dramatic and false lash look

CONS:

  • Consistency a little thick

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