From a male perspective, what are some ‘must have’s’ every girl should have in her closet? Men seem perpetually put off by current women’s fashion (I’m thinking pillowcase dresses and harem pants), and curiosity is killing the cat on this one. Thanks, Montana.
Another lady named after a state!
This is a tough question to answer because it’s so subjective. Variation in cultural tastes (or lack thereof) might dictate anything from that notorious black dress of miniature proportions, to velour track suits, juicy parts labeled accordingly. Therefore, I’ll try and give you a few things that guys will appreciate from the Côte D’Azur to the Jersey Shore.
1) The Backless Dress
The Little Black Dress is great. It’s a staple because of its range as well as its class and subtle sex appeal. However, the LBD is such a staple it’s on par with a uniform, and thereby unlikely to ever get noticed. A backless dress is a different story. There is something undeniably intriguing about the curve of a woman’s exposed back, without crying “look at me” and my absurd plunging neckline. The exposed back is a feature that works for women of all shapes and sizes, and is guaranteed to spark something without sending it up in flames. Bonus: You don’t have eyes on the back of your head (yet), so we’ll never get accused of not being able to look you in them. Take a note from the Geisha and try the less obvious route.
2) Cut-Out Tee
For this one I had to consult my friend Brett Novek: male model /philanthropic t-shirt mogul. Guys love girls in basics, but we don’t want to see you in our Hanes. Because it’s not just about the tee–I’m talking the combo of deep side cuts and lacy goodness. I’ll leave it to you to decide how adventurous you feel, but in the hearts of all men is a 13-year-old boy that still gets a rush out of a peak at a fancy bra. Customize this look however you like, just keep opacity in mind, and never rock your nude colored full cup–not even 13-year-old boys want to see that. For awesomely soft tee’s that have been gutted to perfection, check out Brett’s good hYOUman line and feel good about yourself in more ways than one.
3) Sweats Slash Pajamas
Let’s be honest. Past the first month of crush-fueled ambition where you burn through your ten cutest outfits, you’re going to be logging some serious hours with your boo in loungewear. Now by definition, this should be comfortable and effortless. However, once the pheromones wear off and he notices the pizza stain on your XXL Hulk Hogan tee, you’re placing your chances of him coming back for seconds in serious jeopardy. An easy remedy for this is to invest in something comfortable, but cute too. To start, try something in your size and made for a woman.