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21. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Well I am 5'1' and stick around 100 pounds...I am a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl, which doesn't leave me a lot of options. I don't wear any 'frillyness' and I like to dress up to go out. But good god! even the petite size pants are too long! I can buy pants in the little girls section, but again...they are too girley! (flowers, butterflies, bows...ick!)I would love to be just a few inches taller :(

22. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

What about guys? Or what do women like to see a man in?

I'm sick and tired of looking like a dollar buck.

23. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Both Steph and Katie are correct - vertical stripes and black can both be worn incorrectly, making one look larger than life, but not taller. In #4, I commented about contouring - hoping that would help define #2 & #3. My comments were meant more as generalizations than specifics. I'm glad to see they are generating more comments!

Now on to Jared...

I'm probably the wrong person to answer this, but you asked, so I will put in my two-cents worth.

I'm tired of seeing guys who think that a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and running shoes are proper attire for all occasions. I don't mind the jeans - they can be dressed up or dressed down - but a man in a nice pair of (well-fitted) casual slacks with an oxford shirt (button-down collar type - long sleeve, not short) is sexy. I prefer rolled-up long sleeves to short sleeves. Jeans paired with the same shirt works too. Having a good fitting sports jacket to throw over it all for dressier occasions works well. A tie can be added or taken away. I also like men who actually use a belt once in awhile. As a replacement for the t-shirt, there are some really good-looking polo shirts, turtlenecks, etc. out there. (Not everything has to have some saying or advertisement on it.) Suits are expensive, but in lieu of that, having a couple sports jackets go along way to looking sophisticated. Accessories (ties, belts, etc) are not bad things.

And, why is it that women's bathing suits contain a quarter yard of material, but the guy's fashion is the long, baggy shorts style? They are not good looking, nor flattering. But, as i said - I'm the wrong person to comment anymore... I'll stop!

24. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

Just to add to isa's comment, I like men who own more than one pair of shoes. Some guys think that they can wear the same shoes for all occasions but nice shoes will dress up an outfit in no time.

25. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

i must admit when it comes to clothes/shoes shopping im as bad as most women.i can spend all day in the shops and love it.i go round all the shops then back again then sometimes back again.
ive got things in my wardrobe from suits to jeans and smart casual trousers,smart tshirts,shirts,then casual and sporty clothes.
how the hell am i going to pack 3 years worth of clothes in a rucksack.
As for footwear im taking my teva sandals,trainers and a pair of timberland shoes/boots.

26. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 11y

i hate shopping! Its so boring! How can you go round all the shops then go back again??!! i simply don't understand and i'm a woman!

27. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

a) because im fussy what i wear
b) in case i missed a bargain
c) im indecisive so i go back to make sure i like it
d) you cant beat going shopping with a women because they always know what looks good on you and most of the women i know love it to and they get bought lunch and drinks and my company for the day and if they are very nice i buy them something special.

28. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 11y

option d sounds like "mm i might get something in return for this" !;)

29. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I love taking a whole day just browsing the shops and I might not even buy anything. I just like looking and trying on and taking long breaks in between for lunch..

30. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

you dont like shopping though hahahaha