Saturday, February 13, 2010

the worst?

r u going out 4 v-day?
the guys tell us what not to wear.
what's the worst thing a guy ever wore on a date with u?

blog reprint:

8 Outfits You Should Never (Ever) Wear on a Date

By Ranya Fattouh,

While our gal pals will almost always give their stamp of approval to fashion-forward outfits, it turns out that some trendy pieces just freak guys out. Here, a few of our guy buddies recall the date outfits that confused them and surprised them—and a few that made them run for the hills.

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1. Super-high heels and micro-shorts

I went on a date this summer with a girl wearing short shorts and four-inch heels. It was like she got distracted halfway through getting dressed and forgot to finish the process—and the result was ├╝ber-trashy. Not exactly take-home-to-Mom material. —George, 29

2. Distracting (and potentially dangerous) accessories

The only time I was on a date and I thought, What was she thinking? was when the girl showed up wearing a Gilligan-esque bucket hat and strange cloglike shoes that she tripped over the entire night. The major takeaway from this story: Don’t wear anything below the ankles that was inspired by the Dutch.

John, 22

3. All your favorite trends—at once

My date once wore Uggs, a long, giant wooden beaded necklace and big, bug-eyed sunglasses. Worn separately they might have been fine, but together it spelled disaster.

Matthew, 29

4. OshKosh B’Gosh-inspired gear

I would be mortified if a girl showed up to a date in overalls. I can’t think of any legitimate occasion—outside of milking cows—where that dress code would be considered appropriate. And if our date did involve milking cows, I think I have bigger concerns than what she’s wearing.

Stephen, 23

5. Harem pants

Those weird high-waisted pants that get wide in the legs and then taper at the ankle? Those are the worst.

Joe, 28

6. Fluffy, frilly stuff

I met a cute artsy chick while visiting a friend in San Francisco and invited her to go wine tasting in Napa. While I’m not sure there’s a dress code for wine tasting, she definitely broke some rules: Her ensemble consisted of Sherpa boots and a gigantic wool poodle skirt. I spent the entire evening trying to convince myself that heads were turning because of my date’s stunning beauty, not her hideously fluffy outfit. —Rob, 26

7. Athletic gear at non-sporting events

Girls can look adorable in a team jersey, but preferably with sweats or boy shorts. But when we go out at night, it’s better to keep the 88-covered sports gear at home. —Rick, 39

8. Glitzy, trendy overkill

I met this amazingly attractive girl at a concert, but on our first actual date, she showed up in the skimpiest jean shorts, leather high-heeled boots, a shiny tube top and—the clincher—sparkly flesh-color leggings. I was totally embarrassed because this date was a daytime lunch outing, not a night on the town! The thigh bling is what really killed it.

Vincent, 38


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