Fashion choices that leave men baffled.
Fashion choices leave men baffled. Fashionistas everywhere have been up in arms because of the Lindsay Lohan-induced trend of wearing leggings as pants. But slowly, we (and they) have succumbed, and leggings have become such an integral part of the fashion culture that a new vocabulary has developed.
Fashion trends like this have been cropping up for decades, leading women everywhere to plunk down big bucks on items of apparel that just aren't... well... necessarily flattering, and leading men to wonder what in heck we're thinking. Some other trends they can do without?
1. Maxi Dresses
Long skirts and flowing, summer dresses make us feel ethereal and princess-like, and often inspire us to twirl about when no one's looking. Plus, they're comfy as hell. But what are men thinking when they see us in a skirt down to our ankles? To summarize: "Where are her legs!?"
2. High-Waisted Belts
We wear them because they can accentuate (or create) an hourglass shape. But he just thinks they make us look like Santa Claus.
3. Giant Sunglasses
Those humongous, round sunglasses popularized by the likes of Nicole Richie sort of make us look like giant bugs. At least that's what he says. And we tend to agree: It's not a great look, and we wonder how it ever caught on.
4. Gauchos and Capris
Or any type of cropped pant, because wearing them makes us look as if we're fishermen, or perhaps even pirates. Gauchos have an additional strike against them by also looking like pajama pants. No wonder we love them so much! We love wearing pajama pants!
5. The Bulk of Your Footwear
Crocs. We hated them, too... at least at first. Because, well, they're ugly. But you know what? They're incredibly comfortable, and make us feel as if we're wearing flip flops year-round. And those two things are worth all the ugly in the world.
As for our gladiator sandals, men just don't understand them... unless they're paired with screamingly high-heeled gladiator sandals. Because they're hot. Never mind that they're also painful.
6. Your Granny Panties
Yeah. We still have a few pairs of those hiding out in our underwear drawer.