SUPER HIGH HEELS
High heels can look amazingly sexy if worn right. If they match your outfit and you can walk in them easily, they will make any man stare at you – in a good way. But crazy high heels are a sure fire way to turn your man off. First of all, they look like something a stripper would wear. While a lot of guys like to hit up the strip club now and then, that is not a look any guy wants for his girlfriend or wife. They also make you walk like a baby giraffe, which just looks cringey. He doesn’t want to worry about you breaking your ankle the whole night! Stick to a more sensible heel or even flats instead so you can walk confidently and look hot too.
Shoulder pads are another ’80s trend that have crept their way back into the pages of fashion magazines as of late. They help balance the shape of women who have wider hips and give every girl a more powerful appearance when she wears them. They are a bit controversial even among women, but from men, it is a big old nope. Lots of guys feel the look is outdated and can only see terrible photos of their mom’s prom in their heads when they see shoulder pads. Others feel secretly threatened by women who look powerful because that makes them feel and act more confident too. No matter what the reason, shoulder pads were not a good look the first time around and they still aren’t today. Keep it natural, girls!
In a similar vein, guys can’t stand menswear styles on women. While lots of ladies like to dress in suits because it looks powerful, feels comfortable, and gives them a unique style, men are definitely not attracted to this style. They like women because they look so different from themselves. So when you make yourself look like a boy, even just with your clothes, it is a major turn-off. I admit it is pretty sexist to say “you look like a man instead of a woman, so now I don’t like you.” But at the same time I kind of get it. You should wear whatever makes you happy but if you live in pantsuits and ties, do not expect to get a ton of date offers from straight men.
Bold, bright, and colorful lipsticks have recently become all the rage. Women love to play with different shades and finishes (like matte, glitter, and gloss) in ways that have never been accepted before. While a bright lip might make you feel glam, beware before swiping on your favorite lip color when you get ready for a date. Some just do not like the boldness and feel like dark lipstick makes women look more like ladies of the night, if you know what I mean. Others like the look, but will probably not kiss you if you wear a bold lip color. Guys enjoy how makeup looks on you but the idea of having it smeared all over their face or clothes after a make out session is anything but attractive.
HEAVY EYE MAKEUP
Men can be super particular about what they like. Makeup is one prime example. If you don’t wear any, they criticize you, saying you look sick or are lazy for not putting any effort into your appearance. On the other hand, as with the bold lipstick listed above and heavy eye makeup, they also complain. Lots of men are turned off by women who wear a lot of eye makeup. They say this is because it makes her look either like she is trying too hard or like she is about to go work the corner. I have also heard it described as looking like a raccoon. Many guys claim they like a makeup look that enhances a girl’s natural beauty, so any dark or unnatural colors are jarring to them.
One of the most popular women’s fashion trends these days is high-waisted bottoms. Magazines tell you to tuck your shirt into a high-waisted skirt, shorts, or pants to define your waist. However, lots of guys hate this look. They think that the look is frumpy and can even look like a diaper if the shorts are too short. Some say it reminds them of the jeans their mom used to wear. Because they are so high, these bottoms make your butt look bigger and may have excess fabric around the belly area. For lots of men, they think this makes even the skinniest girls look chubby. Lots of men find it weird that women want to cover their belly buttons now but are okay with wearing crop tops (which we’ll get to in a bit).
In recent years, contouring has taken the makeup world by storm. With just a few products, you can make your face look totally different by visually sculpting sharp cheekbones, a slim nose, and a smaller forehead. While many ladies love that they can achieve the face they dream of without plastic surgery, lots of men hate this trend. They feel that putting so much into your makeup is trying too hard, which is apparently unattractive? I thought we were supposed to put effort into our looks! Make up your mind, guys! This has become such a common opinion that there is a meme about taking a girl swimming on the first date so you can see what she really looks like. So I guess the key is to do such good contour that the guy doesn’t even know.
Many women like to wear bows in their hair for both casual and dressy occasions. They add more visual interest than a regular old headband or clip, plus they give your outfit a soft and feminine look. As for men, most of them are not fans of this trend. A lot of guys think that hair bows should be left to little girls. They say that wearing hair bows as an adult is weird and juvenile, a look that is too young. Unless they are some sort of nasty creep, men just are not attracted to elementary age girls or women who dress like them. If you are addicted to hair bows, try to update your look with other, more adult hair accessories. They still look pretty without being confusing or making anyone uncomfortable.