Whenever I see articles rounding up the things that straight dudes hate or love to see women wearing, I can’t help but wonder two things: One, why the hell I’m supposed to care about some bro hating maxi dresses and two, are there are actually girls out there who listen to that crap? Unfortunately, lot’s of girls end up altering the way they dress to please their boyfriends or their crushes and, if you ask me, that’s not a good idea.
Doesn’t our society encourage straight girls to do enough tiring, exhausting things to make sure that straight dudes are attracted to them? I know that there are a ton of things that I had to unlearn because I realized that I was changing my behavior to impress a guy and it didn’t even work! And, newsflash, it usually doesn’t. And yet, some of us start second guessing our decision to wear certain things because we heard that guys don’t think that it’s hot? And some girls have boyfriends who think that they dress too hot and make them cover up! Ugh!
Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t change the way you dress just to please a guy. Honestly, who has the time or patience for that anyway?
You're Not Being YouSome of you might recall an episode of Daria where Jane ends up dating this guy who has a love for vintage fashion. She ends up having an appreciation for that look too, until she realizes that her new flame is so image conscious that he wants her to wear her impecable 1940s wardrobe all the time. He even cringes when she mentions that she owns sweatpants! What a dbag. In the end, if somebody is only attracted to you when you dress the way they want you to dress, they're a jerk who isn't worth your time! Source: Daria/MTV
You Aren't A Play Thing!You aren't somebody's toy! If this guy wants to decide what a woman should wear, he can go buy a doll and pick out some outfits for her to wear. I hear that Barbie has a great astronaut outfit. Source: Shutterstock
It's Much More Fun To Dress For YourselfPersonal style is a beautiful thing! It's also really fun! I get inspiration from people I admire, random style posts on Tumblr or even people I see on the subway. The idea of dressing the way that somebody else wants just so it can please them makes me want to vom. Source: Skins/E4
If You're Going To Dress To Impress Anyone, Do It For People Who Already Love Your StyleMy friends and I are always bouncing style ideas off of each other all the time. I usually always dress for myself, but I'm not going to lie and act as if I don't wear things that I know my friends will love. If you're to dress for anybody, do it for your friends who actually appreciate your style! Source: Clueless/Paramount Pictures
It's A Slippery SlopeI don't mean to get too grim here, but you have to ask yourself where to draw the line. If you dress the way that your boyfriend wants you to, what else are you going to do to keep him satisfied? A control freak who tells you what you should and shouldn't wear is going to be a control freak about other things, too! Relationships are a two-way street. Don't let one person be in control of something that is so personal. Source: Degrassi/Teen Nick
It's Not Worth The EffortAren't there enough things we do everyday to please other people? Our clothes are one of the most noticeable things we have control over. Self-expression is a beautiful thing, and having somebody else control that sucks, especially if it is somebody who you care for. Source: Shutterstock
What Do They Know Anyway?Okay, there are plenty of stylish guys out there and there are plenty of girls out there who don't give a damn about style whatsoever. That's all totally fine. But come on, how many times have you heard guys say that they love a woman who looks natural only to discover that their idea of looking natural is actually a woman wearing foundation, pressed powder, eyeliner, a little blush and some lip gloss? Like many of us, lots of guys fall for the idea that airbrushed beauties in magazines are real and they look to that as an ideal. That doesn't mean that your look has to conform to that, though! Source: Shutterstock
What are some of the dumbest things you’ve heard guys say that women should or shouldn’t wear? Have you ever worn something that you don’t like just because a guy you were into liked it? Tell us in the comments!