Let's Talk Trends: 8 Trends Girls Love and Guys Hate
By: Shirley Lei
Girls and guys both love trends, but our tastes do not always coincide. It was quite the experience surveying some guy friends on the controversial trends below - I received responses from "peplum tops make girls look pregnant", to full-on rants about why girls should not wear heels if they do not feel comfortable in them...to learn the rest of the Top 8 trends that girls love but guys hate, read on!
Our beloved high-waist jeans are frequents on “Trends Guys Hate” lists. For us girls, they are the perfect throw-on’s for those lazy days, but admittedly, they don’t do justice to many figures. One style tip to avoid the outdated "mom" look is to pair them with modern pieces - juxtaposing them with the right chic pieces is also a way to mix things up! However, be mindful of the size and fit when purchasing mom jeans - as seen below, the correct fit can truly make or break the look.
Apparently, guys do not dig the bug-eyed look. Oversize or dramatic sunglasses take the attention away from one’s face, and may make a person look “insect-like”. What do you think?
These definitely do wonders for posture, height, and figure, but guys pick on the fact that for some girls, they drastically hinder their ability to move, which makes an awkward situation for both of them. As well, guys argue that heels, even though they look amazing, may be so uncomfortable that they take away from girls being able to have a good time.
It was during this past summer that the Birkenstock trend became truly ubiquitous among fashion bloggers and icons alike. Trendsetters from Alexa Chung to Miranda Kerr have all sported these kicks - Mary and Ashley Olsen even paired them with socks! We love the form-fitting comfort of these sandals, but it’s also the infamous androgynous look that attract us girls to them…and repel guys. But for the gals out there who are glad to see less of them as we go into the fall, watch out for the return of the Celine fur-lined sandals...
Received this suggestion from one of my guy friends - personally, I had no idea why they are hated on - peplums are perfect for hiding that “pooch”, or creating an interesting silhouette to an outfit - but apparently they “make you look pregnant”…
Sometimes, those coats and blazers just need a bit more structure, which the shoulder pads add perfectly. But, in some guys’ tastes, the broad shoulder look is deemed to be “too masculine”.
The farmer look “just doesn't work” in some guys’ opinions. In girls’ opinions, they can definitely be pulled off — with the right styling, these “farmer” overalls can even look chic!
When we envision the harem pants, we tend to think about the bowl-shaped, exaggeratedly slouchy pants with drop-crotches that go as low as the knee, which guys might not enjoy. However, many styles of harem pants today have been modernized and moderated so that everyone can pull them off easily: the lower waistline prevents the round-belly look, and the slimmed pant legs make them more flattering by avoiding the illusion of a stodgy silhouette.
But ladies, who really cares what the guys think? If you are loving any of the trends above, we urge you to wear whatever floats your boat. In fact, we quote Betsey Johnson on this: “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.”