So a lot of outrage (i.e. I’m a victim! Appease me!) has been going around on the internet over these articles like “23 Trends Guys Hate (But Women Love)”. I found out about this through my sister and I found it really funny.
A.) Because I didn’t like most of the things on that list either.
B.) Because what’s so freakin’ outrageous about men admitting they have preferences in what they find attractive?
Oh wait, patriarchy right? It’s misogynist because if a man says he doesn’t like something, he must secretly want to ban it.
So I like fashion and I have preferences in what I find attractive on women (though it varies from person to person) and I date women. So let’s see if it’s sexist when I make a list.
12 Fashion Trends MeredithAncret Hates
1.) Over the thigh boots
Are you a pirate, a dominatrix, or an extra in the Matrix?
Otherwise, please no.
2.) Huge fake eyelashes
You like a bat landed on your face and is about to fly off with your eyeballs. Unless you are in costume or on stage, this isn’t necessary.
One word for you…Ugh.
I used to own something similar to these when I was in elementary school…they were house shoes. Not sure who thought it was a good idea to make them into day wear.
4.) Huge hoop earrings
How can you even physically function with these? I can’t even imagine how you don’t yank out hair (or your earlobes) with these things. I’m scared to touch you, let alone kiss you.
My niece wears these…my niece is 4 months old. You do the math.
6.) Metallic accessories
These just look cheap and attention grabbing to me honestly…also very “80s” and that’s just awful, in my opinion.
7.) Leggings (as pants)
Leggings and tights are brilliant. I own more than a few pairs myself.
They are not pants.
They will never be pants.
It will never been normal or aesthetically pleasing to me to see a woman wearing leggings with boots and a t-shirt. Leggings are grouped into a section of clothing called “underwear” for a reason. They are meant to be warn under things, like dresses and skirts.
8.) Harem pants
No really, what?
You look like you are smuggling something in your pants.
If you really feel the need to keep material that far from your vagina, then wear a skirt.
9.) Ripped up jeans
The jeans that are so ripped up that they look like they will fall apart if I breathe on them wrong, let alone put them in the washer.
I don’t have a problem with a woman showing skin, but ripped jeans (especially if I can tell you bought them that way) are just a waste of money and clothing.
10.) Pointy toed shoes
They are uncomfortable, don’t pretend they don’t squish your toes, and impractical and just plain scary looking.
11.) High heeled sneakers
You have managed to take two separate items, one meant to be aesthetically pleasing and one meant to be practical, and combined them into something that is neither attractive, nor practical.
12.) Peplum (the removable kind especially)
Peplums I’m a little up in the air on. If they are part of the design of the clothing and they look good on you, then I don’t mind so much.
What really weirds me out are the removable peplums that you buy to add to an outfit. The outfit didn’t come with a peplum, it didn’t really need a peplum, but you have these velcro/snap/laced peplums that you just throw on with the skirt or blouse or dress.
It usually looks weird…but I mostly judge this on a case by case basis. (I just needed this to give me an even number…I’m OCD)
So that’s that. There’s the things I find truly unattractive in women’s fashion.
But here’s the thing.
If I like you and you occasionally wear fashion I don’t like or I think is silly, I’m still going to like you.
Don’t expect me to be less than honest if you ask me “does my butt look big in this” though.
I’m allowed preferences in my own clothing and I’m definitely allowed to have preferences in what I like to see on a woman. So what? Do I expect random women on the street to strip off the offending item right there because I think it looks stupid?
And I bet most men don’t expect that either.
Having a preferences does not make you a misogynist.
Get over it.