Fashion Trends that Men Hate

Leandra Medine was obviously onto something when she realized that men tend to hate high fashion trends. She took this concept and transformed it into her now uber successful blog, The Man Repeller and the rest is history!

But while certain man repelling trends may seem obvious (harem pants, shoulder pads, flatform shoes), others may be harder to decipher.

We spoke to a panel of men to find out which everyday fashion trends they really can’t stand. (Side note: a lot of guys didn’t even know what half of these things were!)

Here’s what they had to say:


It’s 2013 – you look like you belong on the Titanic after it sunk. Enough with the high-waisted pants…it makes you look historical.


“Well pants way up like that just make me think of an old man who forgot his belt and decided his gut will hold them up.”

Some are okay, some are suspenders away from farmer-overall territory.”

High-wasted shorts give you camel toe and mom bum – you have to be able to dress it well with a crop top or grandpa sweater not with the ugly stuff girls try and put over top of it”

They remind me of Aladdin.

[Denim] high-waisted pants are U-G-L-Y. They just look like fat pants “ they make you look twice your actual size.


“Those astronaut boots, what the hell? They look really bulky”. 

I don’t get why girls wear those – they are like wearing flip flops in Antartica, I KNOW your feet aren’t staying dry in those things.

“It’s annoying when girls wear them with anything. Makes you look lazy.

“You’re probably looking for a cutesy boot look, but all you’re really doing is giving me the impression that you don’t know how to dress yourself.”

“Girls need to realize UGGs are not allowed to be worn anymore and if they are going to wear them, they better not be with tight jeans or leggings¦makes you look like you have big feet and chicken legs.


What’s a maxi dress? The name makes me think of maxi pads.”

“It makes you look religious.

Looks like pregnant people clothes.

“OH so you borrowed my grandma’s dress to try to make yourself look bohemian? I’m definitely attracted to you now.”

“Why would you cover your legs?”



“Girls should show their silhouette, these make it look like they have no curves.”

There is a reason they are called ‘boyfriend ‘ jeans — you aren’t the boyfriend aka you shouldn’t be wearing them.

“Uh, no. Put your own damn jeans on¦you are not lounging around my house in my shit. It’s not cute.”

“Fit is everything. I’m all for comfort, but those are so baggy that it looks like you’re cheating on maternity clothes.”

“As a general rule, I think that clothes that don’t flatter you should not be worn in public. I think these boyfriend jeans are unflattering. Even guys are wearing slim and skinny jeans these days. That said, if you want to give off the laid back, almost too laid back look, go for it.”


“Heeless heels are like having pantless pants, it just makes no sense at all.”

“Those just look like a clump¦”

“Wtf? Do people actually walk in those?

They look like horses’ hooves!”

“Heeless heels are for girls who want to be ˜high fashion,’ but all they’re doing is making themselves look stupid and from outer space.

“These heels scream: ˜I want to stand out’¦but in a bad way. A little too Lady Gaga for me. Belongs on stage or in a performance.”


“Neon clothes? Is this the 80’s? What’s next? Bringing back hyper colour?

Are you under the age of 21? Are you at a rave?

You look like a giant highlighter trying to be fashionable.

NEON is good for pedestrian safety. I like my GF to be safe at night¦especially with Toronto drivers.


“Too flashy¦this is ‘look at me’ apparel.”

You look like something I wish I never hunted.

So¦you decided to also wear what you ate for dinner? Perfect.


“Oh thank you for getting the biggest purse ever and then make me carry it when you’re shoulder is hurting!!'”

“Well to be honest it makes me think, ˜Do you really need all that shit?'”

I don’t hate them because I know eventually I’m going to put something in there¦although it’s a trade off because I know I’m going to be stuck carrying it.

That must be terrible for the back and shoulders. If my GF carries that every day, chances are she will be crippled earlier than she should be in a few years… gotta think long-term.

“What the heck are you carrying in there??”

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    • Ned
    • October 18, 2023

    I’m a dude and I LOVE high-waisted jeans and trousers on women. I HATE 2000s-style low-waisted jeans with a vengeance. I prefer women to wear their pants as a minimum at their natural waist, no lower, and higher waists are always welcome. Low riders are one of the few items I would categorically hope not to see in a girlfriend’s wardrobe, I simply see them as ill-fitting clothing. I also hate the term “mom jeans” that was invented during that decade of awful fashion trends to mock women who wore what in the 80s and early 90s would just have been normal ladies jeans. I find high-waisted pants both sexy and something that works well with the woman’s anatomy.

    One look I find super sexy is black flared slacks with with a super high waist and a turtleneck. So no, not all men dislike high-waisted jeans or other pants.

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    • Jose
    • July 5, 2023

    To anyone offended by men having opinions on women’s clothes: do a search for women judging men by their shoes. Same thing, just role reversed. People have opinions even if you don’t like them, get over it. And “they aren’t wearing it for you” only applies if it applies in all situations, including the shoe issue. I’m guessing it’s indignation over someone not liking something they enjoy wearing. If you like it, wear it, but you could be judged and that’s just the nature of humans.

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    • Kristine
    • April 6, 2021

    I agree – I hate all of those trends as well and I’m a woman.

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    • Bob
    • August 11, 2019

    High wasted pants/shorts are disgusting, it can make the hottest girl look nasty. Makes the body look Unporportional, and a long a$$

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      • Dizzle
      • January 31, 2020

      COMPLETELY agree that high waist pants/shorts are absolutely hideous! Sure there’s obviously a lot more that makes a woman attractive…inside and out…but not if you’re wearing those disgusting things! I can’t get past it. They’re so unbelievably unattractive and it’s damn shame the Kardashians or Fergie or whatever female made these a fashion staple nowadays. And the crazy thing is women love them and erroneously think they’re attractive and that they give you hour glass shape. Wtf…NO! I literally cringe when I see them being worn. I shake my head and think damn what a shame cuz other than those ridiculous looking flap jack ass, soccer mom pants she’s wearing, she probably is attractive. And NO, guys don’t give a flying f*** if YOU think they give you an hour glass shape! Because to me it just screams she’s hiding something and guys don’t even give an F about an hour glass shape anyway so PLEASE stop it with that too!! What the hell happened to female fashion over the past decade??? Ughhhh

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      • Ashley
      • February 12, 2020

      I’m a straight woman and have always felt the SAME WAY to the point that seeing it on other women actually angers me because of how unflattering it and how they’re dumb enough to think it makes them look hot. I can’t even shop for underwear anymore because this is what’s “in style”. I think dumb women think it makes their butt look bigger but it actually just makes their butts look taller and thinner. They look like something you’d wear on your period (NOT me) or as an old person. Please GOD just let straight men design our clothing. They can already shop better and have more of a common sense taste, no more “lets see how many straps I can add to this to make my clothes look sexy” when those nothin but extra straps aren’t even in the right places to accentuate the body. No more “This is different so it must look fantastic” when it looks like living room drapes. NO MORE GRANNY PANTIES!!!!! I think I’m more passionate about this than you guys are. I signed up for a lingerie company membership which takes 50 bucks a month from my card for store credit (Savage X by Rihanna to be specific. Don’t let your woman do this) thinking there was no way they’d have anything less than gorgeous… Boy was I wrong. EVERY pair of panties, boy shorts, everything on the site is high-waisted so I had 200 bucks taken over the past 4 months and have only ordered a PAJAMA SET because these women designers actually think this SH*T looks good. You men need to speak up more, stop letting this happen!!

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      • Sabrina
      • January 17, 2023

      I can’t believe this is an article. You made an article where men hate in women for what they wear?
      Women should show their bodies is a comment. Don’t wear neon because you’re too old? These are stupid comments from stupid men prob with no fashion. If you love it wear it.

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    • poptart
    • May 18, 2019

    Completely agree about the highwaisted pants, especially shorts (look like denim diapers). However, if a woman feels comfortable and confident in them, I 100% think they should continue to wear them. It doesn’t matter what others think, and this applies to any clothing of any sort (so long as it doesn’t get you in trouble with the law for indecency or something). So that means no double standarding, if you’re upset or have your feelings hurt from someone not liking your style, you forfeit your right to laugh at 😛

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    • Cosmo
    • April 14, 2019

    Its 2019 so I’m a little late to this discussion, but what the hell… no one’s gonna read this anyway. I agree with Kyle. Ladies, nobody is telling you what to wear. Wear whatever you like, but this article simply states what a lot of men think about certain fashion trends. I hate high-waisted anything. All of my friends feel the same way. I don’t know, maybe it’s because we grew up in the 2000s when low-rise jeans were the norm. Be that as it may, wear whatever makes you comfortable. I’ve been told by all of my female friends that I look gross when I go out in public with sweats and flip-flops. Frankly, I don’t give a crap because I like feeling comfortable. I’m fully aware that I’m never going to make any woman look at me twice (except maybe to point me out to her friends and say “ewwww”). High-waisted pants are to men what sweat pants are to women.

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    • Louise J
    • September 4, 2013
    So basically, girls are supposed to wear what guys find attractive , not what they like themselves? I’m sorry (not really) but this “article” is shit.
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      • yacine
      • February 21, 2016

      Exactly what I was thinking like i don’t care if guys don’t find it attractive, as long as i like wearing them.

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      • Kyle
      • June 18, 2018

      No, you can wear whatever you want. I do and advise you wear whatever you want. F what everyone else thinks, but the first thing I think of, and I am sure most guys think of, is my mom or grandma. That is literally the images that pop up in my head. So, I avoid girls that dress like this no matter what they look like because I cant get that image/idea out of my head. So, again, wear whatever you want, but if you are going out with the intention of trying to pick up a guy, you will turn a lot of them away just by dressing like that.

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