10 Reasons Women Don’t Care If Men Like Their Clothes

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All fashion-forward women must cease and desist IMMEDIATELY! Douse your closet in gasoline and light a match! We have reason to believe that some men don’t like some of our current fashion trends!

Our buds at the HuffPo recently posted a little gem called “23 Trends Guys Hate (But Women Love),” which showcases the condescending, dickish, irrelevant opinions of dudes who will never wear wedge sneakers and therefore don’t need to have any say in whether or not they’re acceptable. It isn’t a poll– the men weren’t asked, for example, if they thought a clothing item was cool or sexy or weird. They were simply asked to finish the sentence “I hate when women wear….” Promising!

The anonymous dudes gave some wildly original responses, like saying that high-waisted skirts are for women who are “trying too hard,” and that pantsuits are out of the question because “you’re a woman, not a man.” They also show off their unwavering certainty that we get dressed just to please them: “Guys won’t be looking at your shapely physique if…”

Here’s the thing, nameless bros: femininity doesn’t exist just to entice men. We don’t spend every waking moment wondering how we can look more bangable. And if you’re not attracted to “too much” eyeshadow (ugh), then the woman wearing it probably isn’t trying to attract you. (And maybe she’s interested in– gasp!– people who like a lot of eyeshadow!)


But in case this concept still goes over your head, dudes, we’ll help you out. Here are 10 reasons why we don’t care if you like our clothes.

1. They’re not yours.

2. We’re not always trying to impress you.

3. We’re probably not interested in you.

4. We might not even be interested in your gender.

5. We might not be interested in anyone at all.

6. We might not care about clothes.

7. We might be dressing to send a message other than “please go out with me.”

8. We might be dressing to impress a specific person.

9. We might be dressing just to impress ourselves.


I understand that the world has repeatedly drilled into your head the idea that your every thought and feeling is valid, important, and worth sharing, but you don’t get to declare that all human women dress according to your boner. We’ll decide if peplums are stupid or not, because we’re the ones wearing them.

Quoth the patron saint of STFU, Amy Poehler, “I don’t f***ing care if you like it.”

Via HuffPo / Photos: Shutterstock, NBC

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    • elle

      There are very few things I hate more then those stupid lists. I never dress for anyone but myself!

    • CMc

      While I agree this list is ridiculous, I will admit that “mullet dresses” is pretty hysterical.

    • StephC12

      Fuck yeah, I dress to impress myself, thank you very much.

    • PatrinaGrimaldi

      But Man is always trying to Propose and Impress the Girls but why does not girl to try?


    • JennyWren

      I do love how bizarre some of these responses are. This is what happens when you ask someone to specifically name something they hate, and they have to cast around for something other than “Uh, I like…flattering clothes, I guess?” It’s highly unlikely that anyone would have that strong of an opinion on fold–over ankle boots unless they’d really sat down to think about it, y’know?

      Anyway, all good reasons here. I do occasionally like to dress for my partner, although it’s tricky since his opinions are vague and ever changing and usually amount to “whatever gets you out the door, honey.” But I also have to work and run errands and see my friends and fend off adverse weather conditions. I certainly don’t give two slaps of a dead fish what some random guy on the street with over-thought-out opinions on bangles thinks of me, and I assume he doesn’t care if I think his shoes are stupid. And that’s as it should be!

    • Chuck

      Men and women shouldn’t give a flying “chuck” what the opposite think… Your sexist isn’t specific to one gender.

    • Kara

      Hallelujah! That Amy Poehler quote is one of the greatest things.

    • Robot

      How about when one them says he hates “Really really bright lipstick, because gross you’re going to get that on me.” As if when I’m walking down the street I give a flying fuck that guy over there thinks it would be gross to kiss me. After I read that article I read the comments where most guys disagreed with at least a few saying that they personally LOVED when a woman dressed like that. And THAT is one of the reasons we don’t care about the opinion of the general man. Because your guy at home might actually like said items. The other one is that although I might not get the guy who hates how I dress, I am bound to find an attractive man who does like how I dress no matter how ridiculous. In fact, shouldn’t I dress how I want so I can attract a man with similar tastes?

    • Ace Calderon

      Written by a cunt, for cunts.

      • Hannah

        ^Written by a dick, to piss off chicks. :)

      • Ace Calderon

        Your attitude adds credibility to my statement. Believe what you want, but your failure to comprehend the meaning behind such a statement says volumes about you.

    • lindsey

      I literally loved all the pieces of clothing on that list and own at least one of all of them

    • Leb

      You are all so full of shit! Everything everyone does IS FOR the opposite sex! Take all the men away in the world, would you do your hair, makeup? Nope. “I do it because it makes me feel good”. And why’s that? You feel more attractive. Who is feeling attractive for? The opposite sex. Unless you’re gay. EVERYTHING WE ALL DO IN LIFE IS FOR THE OPPOSITE SEX. PERIOD. Other than working to eat so you can stay alive. And pooping. Go ahead and break it down yourself. Think of something you do “for yourself” and ask yourself the true, underlying reason a person would do that.