A dude explains the unexpected items of clothing he loves seeing you in.
You probably have a pretty clear idea of what you think is sexy and date-appropriate (lipstick, heels, cute dresses) and what falls on the frumpy side of the spectrum (sweats, turtlenecks, button-downs). But you might be surprised by what turns guys on. And I should know—after all, I am a dude. Check out which seemingly innocent looks actually turn us into major hornballs.
A T-SHIRT AND JEANS
It’s the vanilla ice cream of outfits. But you know what? It’s hard to go wrong with a classic. A T-shirt that fits just snug enough and a pair of jeans that accentuate your shape scream girl next door in all the right ways. You know what else is great about vanilla ice cream? You can add anything you want to it. It’s plain, but you can make it fancy with some simple additions.
A BAGGY DRESS SHIRT
The infamous outfit from Risky Business is just as sexy on a woman as it was on Tom Cruise. Sure, it’s ill-fitting. Sure, it feels like pajamas. But it puts your legs on display—which we love—and leaves just enough to the imagination.
You probably have an inkling that men love tight-fitting yoga pants already. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. If you’re showing signs of voluntary physical activity (an impressive feat in this day and age, America), then you’ve automatic earned sexy points in most guys’ books. So bring on the shorts and high socks. Mmmm.
What’s sexier than looking like the late Steve Jobs? Kidding. Believe it or not, the T-neck is kind of sexy. It’s comfortable and cute and even a little mysterious. And women usually wear them in the wintertime, a.k.a. the season of snuggling.
Okay, this isn’t an item of clothing. But it’s a great example of how something can be both easy and sexy. Plus, every guy’s first crush wore her hair in a ponytail. It’s a fact.
We know you wear them when you haven’t washed your hair in a while, but beanies give off an edgy-cool-cute vibe we can’t get enough of. So feel free to wear them when your hair is clean, too.
I know that plain black pencil skirt and blouse makes you feel super uptight. Perhaps that suit and heels isn’t comfortable at all. Maybe that apron is dirty and greasy. Whether you work on Wall Street or at Whataburger, your work clothes can be hot. It shows us that you’re independent and obviously are intelligent and skilled enough to get that job, and that’s sexy. Besides, all men have had fantasies ranging from getting with the cafeteria worker to getting with the CEO.
BONUS: WE LOVE IT WHEN YOU WEAR WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL AMAZING
Lady Gaga doesn’t wear what she does because it’s high fashion. Trust me; sirloin steak dresses have never been a thing and will never be a thing. She wears them because she feels comfortable in them. Somehow, they suit her well (in the case of the steak dress…medium-well). That’s what makes her attractive to guys. She is comfortable and confident—and those will look just as good as you as they do on her.