Your immediate response to this question, I’m guessing, is, “For myself; I wear what I like.” Of course you do! Yet when you go shopping with another person, naturally you’re going to come out of the dressing room and ask their opinion. When I come home with some new purchases, the first thing I do is pull them out to show my roommates. Even if you ultimately disagree with the other person’s judgment, you’ll still take it into consideration. Doesn’t it feel good when you wear a new dress and receive compliments on it? You’re probably more likely to wear that dress again, often, if you get positive feedback from other people.
My question is–are you more influenced more by the opinions of males or females?
If an outfit was vetoed by your best friend, but your boyfriend told you that you looked gorgeous, whose opinion would mean more to you? In my opinion, if a guy says he likes you outfit, it means you look hot. Whereas if another girl compliments you, it means you look fashionable. Since guys are usually not as interested in fashion as girls tend to be, their idea of looking good means sexy. Other girls are more likely to recognize and appreciate the latest trends. For this reason, I tend to value the feedback of other females more when it comes to how I dress.
While there are certainly times when you want to get dolled up and look hot, I feel like most of us know how to dress sexy. A little dress, some heels, a smokey eye, etc. If I want to know if my new sequin jacket is over the top or just enough, however, I’m going to seek the advice of another female because chances are a guy will think the trend is ridiculous either way. And, you know what? I don’t care if boys don’t get it; I love my highwaisted shorts, my bubble skirts, and my empire waists. Maybe I don’t always look particularly sexy, but I still think I look good.
So, do you value men or women’s opinions more when it comes to your personal style? What are some trends you love that you know guys hate?