Women reveal what a man's clothes tells them about the guy (2023)

One woman's junk is another woman's hunk - especially when it comes to style.

In a new video by Dating Beyond Borders, one man dresses up in six different styles of clothing, from hipster to surfer to businessman.

But when a group of nine women from around the world weigh in on what the look does for them, it's clear that the same look can mean a lot of different things to different people.

Fashion reaction: A man dresses up in six different styles of clothing to test the reactions of women in a new video; his first outfit was 'guy next door'

Dress your age: Elizabeth says that she would have liked that look when she was a teenager, but it seems like this guy hasn't grown up

Familiar: Alana says the look is very Australian - and being from Australia, she doesn't mind it

The first look, which the video labels 'guy next door', is really more a skateboarding bro. The blonde model, Leonid, puts on a hoodie and a blue baseball cap while holding up a skateboard. As he preens and poses for the camera, the women react.

'I would've thought that was hot in grade nine,' says Elizabeth, a Canadian. 'It's like he hasn't grown up yet. He hasn't bought clothes since he was 17.'

Jessica, from China, says this guy would just be a friend, while Izumi, from Taiwan, adds:'He looks like [he's] drinking beer all day, watching Netflix.'

'He's not serious,' a woman named Tatyana says in Russian. When asked if she is attracted to him, she answers simply: 'Nyet.'

But the reviews aren't all negative: Anabel, from Argentina, says she would have fun with him, while Alana, from Australia, explains: 'It's a very Australian look, actually. Like, this is what Aussies dress like.'

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Approval: The women mostly like this better, clapping and smiling when they seen him in the outfit

The inner man: Anabel, though, says she would like to see how this guy dresses outside of work

For the second look, Leonid goes for a businessman aesthetic in a gray suit, a white button-down, and a striped tie. He looks professional, posing with his cell phone.

Elizabeth and Izumi both seem much more excited by this outfit, clapping and smiling.

'This is nice. The suit is nice.' says Elizabeth, after which Izumi adds: 'Very nice. It's like he just got off work and has all his professional outfit on.'

Any guy looks better with a suit

Agnes

'Any guy looks better with a suit,' agrees Agnes, who is from France.

'I would definitely have a conversation with this guy,' says Tatyana, and Alana agrees, saying he looks like he has a job and takes care of himself.

But there are a few naysayers in this bunch, too, even if they are in the minority. Those who aren't fans don't believe that this man can be all business, all the time - and they might even be nervous if a guy came to dinner so dressed up.

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'The suit represents a brand, and it's not you,' Anabel tells Leonid. 'Like, I would like to see you after work.'

Paulina, who is French-Canadian, chimes in: 'He looks good, but if he came dressed in a suit to a date, I'm not sure. It would be too serious.'

Surf's up: For a surfer look, Leonid puts on a muscle tee and a long blonde wig

Not cute: The women crack up when they see this outfit and don't seem to take it seriously

No depth: Tatyana isn't interested, and says that dressed like this, Leonid looks like he is 'empty inside'

The third style is a bit more laid-back again, with Leonid donning an orange muscle tee and long blonde wig for his best surferimpression. Alana, the Australian, is the first fan.

'[This is] the Australian look - classic Aussie beach look,' she says. 'The hair's cool. I like long hair on guys. They have a down-to-earth, funky, want-to-talk-to-you, casual vibe about them.'

But most of the women think Leonid seems flaky and not very bright, with Izumi saying 'he looks like one night stand material'.

'When his hair is better than mine, I find that kind of strange,' says Elizabeth, while Iryna, from Ukraine, says:'Probably he already has kids but he doesn't know about it.'

Agnes: 'I think after a couple dates, I would be missing some conversation,' adds Agnes, from France.

Tatyna looks a bit disgusted when she says that no, she wouldn't date him, explaining: 'He looks empty inside.'

Hoppin': Leonid dresses like a 'clubber', unbuttoning and popping the collar of his shirt

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To the point: Once again, Tatyana is succinct, saying he looks like he might be a drug dealer

Single-minded: Izumi says this guy looks like he is just focused on getting laid as soon as possible

The fourth look, 'clubber', doesn't fare much better. Leonid wears a black button-down that is open at the top with a popped collar, and dog tags hang over her bare chest. He also wears a pair of aviators - inside.

'He reminds me of drug dealer,' says Tatyana, as most of the women laugh when they see him.

'I might talk to him if he didn't have so many buttons undone. He's trying so hard,' admitsElizabeth.

Alana questions why he is wearing dog tags and whether it is just to impress women, while Paulina says it doesn't look like he has anything interesting to say.

'He just needs to get laid tonight. Or maybe right now in the washroom,' addsIzumi.

Euro-chic: For the penultimate look, Leonid goes black-on-black for a European aesthetic

Someone's type: Agnes thinks he looks like a gentleman, but Anabel thinks he seems self-centered

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For a 'Euro style' look, Leonid then puts on a black turtleneck and matching black coat,whichheaccessorizes with sharp sunglasses and a cigarette.

'The clothes are nice but he comes across as a womanizer,'Paulina says.

Agnes disagrees, describing him as a gentleman, while Izumi predicts: 'He's gonna open every single door for you.'

The ladies all disagree over how much effort when into his outfit, with Tatyana remarking on how casual it is, and Anabel saying that he seems 'too into himself'.

Elizabeth explains that to her, he seems to have thought about his clothes just enough - but not so much that he looks like he is trying too hard.

Hot for hipster: Leonid's hipster outfit was one of the top crowd-pleasers, despite his mustache

Buzz it off: Several of the women made fun of the facial hair, which some hipsters wear ironically

Still some doubters: But while four of the women said it was their favorite style, a few thought he would be pretentious or whiny

Finally, Leonid goes full hipster, topping a plaid button-down with a scarf, a messenger bag, glasses, and - naturally - ironic facial hair.

Immediately, the women begin making fun of his mustache, with three jokingly draping their own hair across their upper lips to imitate him.

Elizabeth makes fun of what she believes would be his personality, too, saying that he seems like he would be pretentious and 'competing to be the most culture person'.

'He would be all about his feelings and like to be a cry-baby over everything, writing poetry,' addsAnabel.

But despite the clownish 'stache, the feelings on this look seem to be split, as Jessica and Izumi both say they don't mind the clothes but would want to nix the facial hair. Iryna and Alana both like the look too.

In fact, four of the womenpreferredthe hipster look best. The other five saw their favorites in a tie, noting thatthey like the business and Euro looks.

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FAQs

What does clothing reveal about a person? ›

Clothes reflect who you are, how you feel at the moment and sometimes even what you want to achieve in life? Always remember whatever you wear should reflect the real you. Your dressing sense reflects your personality, character, mood, style and what actually you are as an individual.

What is the psychology behind wearing revealing clothes? ›

Women Want Attention

It's a common notion that women wear revealing clothing to gain attention. This belief isn't just limited to the opposite sex but extends to other women as well. People mostly do things they want for themselves, which also applies to women. It's not good to assume their motives.

Do you think people's clothing tells about their personality? ›

The type of clothes you wear and the colors you choose all send out subliminal messages on the type of person you are. Additionally, research has shown that the way you dress not only conveys the type of person you are but can also influence the way you think.

What kind of clothes do girls like on guys? ›

12 Things Men Wear That Women Love
  • Well-Fitting Suit.
  • T-Shirt.
  • Dark Wash Jeans.
  • Sportcoat.
  • Casual Jacket.
  • White Dress Shirt.
  • Crewneck Sweater.
  • V-Neck Sweater.

Is it true that what you wear defines who you are? ›

The clothing we wear doesn't define who we are or what we're capable of – but it can influence how we feel. When it comes to inner confidence, sometimes the right outfit can work like a suit of armor to give you that extra boost you need to not just look the part, but to feel it too.

Do the clothes a person wears influence what you think of them? ›

Science says that the clothes we wear affect our behavior, attitudes, personality, mood, confidence, and even the way we interact with others. This is “Enclothed Cognition“.

Why do girls like revealing outfits? ›

One part of the answer is that some girls feel confident if they receive attention for the way they dress. It's nice to be noticed. Often girls even dress to impress other girls, maybe even more than guys. But for many girls it's even more important to fit in.

What is sexualized clothing? ›

Sexualizing clothing reveals or emphasizes a sexualized body part, has characteristics associated with sexiness, and/or carries sexually suggestive writing.

What does your clothing communicate? ›

Clothing is a language, a nonverbal system of communication. People often use clothing to signify their age, gender, political views, and economic status. Clothing and appearance send a message. It can communicate something about our socio-economic status.

Does the way a girl dresses affect the way a guy views her how? ›

How can the way a girl dresses affect the way a guy views her? If she dresses modestly a guy will not be tempted to think impure thoughts, while dressing immodestly makes it harder for guys not to think impure thoughts.

What clothing turns a woman on? ›

White polos, or a light pink button-down under a fitted suit, is the perfect way to show your softer, more sensitive side. Baby pink is sexy and is the new black for men. Rolling up your sleeves if you're wearing a long sleeve is also a super sexy turn-on for women.

Do clothes make you more attractive? ›

In fact, 91 percent of Americans think dressing well can make a man appear to be more physically attractive than he really is, while nearly two-thirds (64 percent) believe women are more likely to marry a well-dressed man than one who isn't as put together.

How does fashion express emotion? ›

Science, too has given us enough reason to believe that fashion has the ability to influence emotions. Researchers have found that we wear clothes to help define our personality and make us feel better. And the way we dress reflects how happy and comfortable we feel within ourselves based on our wider personality.

Do guys like it when girls wear revealing clothes? ›

Most men feel that it is great for women to wear revealing clothing, without making a moral judgment. Morality only comes in when it is their wife or girlfriend wearing it. Some men may enjoy "showing off " the woman they are with, but I think that is the exception.

Which actress wore the most revealing dress? ›

Urfi Javed is known for her bizarre fashion choices and most of the time, she grabs eyeballs for her revealing outfits.

Should a man tell a woman what to wear? ›

No one should tell you what to do with your body, including what food to eat, what hairstyle to have, or what clothes to wear. Everyone has the right to make decisions for themselves when it comes to their own body and what clothes they choose to live in. It's up to you how you express yourself.

What are examples of sexualizing? ›

The most common forms of sexualization included self-sexualizing behaviors, such as wearing revealing clothing or heavy makeup, but there were also instances of more aggressive forms of sexualization, including sexual harassment and unwanted sexual touching.

Can a woman objectify a man? ›

Heterosexual women do sexually objectify men (Strelan & Hargreaves, 2005). We argue, however, that women's sexual objectification of men is not related to their motivation for dominance (e.g., see Waynforth, 2001, for an evolutionary account).

What does it mean to sexualize men? ›

Sexualization (or sexualisation) is to make something sexual in character or quality or to become aware of sexuality, especially in relation to men and women. Sexualization is linked to sexual objectification.

How can I look sexier fast? ›

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  8. Test Out Some Sexy Lingerie.
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How can I look super hot? ›

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What is the power of clothing? ›

Studies show that clothing can influence your posture, body language, motivation and even mood. The right outfit can enhance creativity, focus and negotiation skills. Clothes certainly impact how other people see us.

Is clothing a form of communication? ›

Fashion, Clothing and Communication

Fashion and clothing are forms of nonverbal communication where no spoken or written words are used, but they send silent messages.

What is appearance communication? ›

Appearance. Our choice of clothing, hairstyle, and other appearance factors are also considered a means of nonverbal communication.10 Research on color psychology has demonstrated that different colors can evoke different moods. Appearance can also alter physiological reactions, judgments, and interpretations.

What outfit turns you on the most in a girl? ›

Backless dress or top

If you go for a top, wear some unripped jeans with heels, boots, sandals, or fashion sneakers. For a dress, choose just one kind of statement jewelry and a pair of solid toned heels. For a dressy look, wear a high-neck backless dress. A backless dress with strappy heels is perfect for the club.

Do girls like well dressed guy? ›

Numerous studies have demonstrated that women prefer are drawn to well-groomed men. A study found that women are more attracted to well-dressed men and fare better in partnerships. You should reconsider your approach to fashion if you haven't been taking it seriously.

What feature makes a guy attractive? ›

Male-specific factors. Women, on average, tend to be more attracted to men who have a relatively narrow waist, a V-shaped torso, and broad shoulders. Women also tend to be more attracted to men who are taller than they are, and display a high degree of facial symmetry, as well as relatively masculine facial dimorphism.

What is the most important thing a woman looks for in a man? ›

When a man is honest and trustworthy, he instantly becomes more appealing and desirable to a woman. If he's dependable, truthful, genuine, and speaks from the heart, he's a guy who is worth pursuing, as people can take him at his word. "Trust and trustworthiness allow relationships to deepen," says Degges-White.

What are the things that attract a woman to a man? ›

What Attracts Women To Men?
  • Intelligence. If you're asking yourself, "What are women attracted to?", it's intelligence. ...
  • Body Posture. When researching how to attract a man, you may start with appearance. ...
  • Strong Beliefs. ...
  • Attentiveness. ...
  • Passionate. ...
  • Confidence. ...
  • Excitement About Life. ...
  • Fun And Spontaneity.

What are things females find attractive? ›

5 Things Women Find Attractive In Men
  • Older Men. A 2010 study of 3,770 heterosexual adults suggested that women often prefer older men. ...
  • Beards. Some women still love it cleanly shaved, however, most women love the beards. ...
  • Kindness and Selflessness. ...
  • A good first impression is vital. ...
  • Laughter.
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What should I wear to look seductive? ›

Make sure you incorporate a pair of nude heels, a tan bag, white t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, red lipstick, black sling, white sneakers, bracelets and a seductive fragrance to give that spark to your casual outfits. Trust me ladies! You need to get your hands on these items.

What clothes make you look sexier? ›

Combine a short bottom, such as a mini shirt, with a turtleneck or long sleeved top. Pair a low cut or open back shirt with a fashionable pair of wide-leg pants. Throw on those jeans that accentuate your curves with a flowy top. You can also belt the top to show off your waist.

What color should a man wear to attract a woman? ›

Studies reveal that red is the most attractive colour to both men and women but, curiously, the two genders are attracted to the same colour for different reasons. Women are attracted to men wearing red because, according to one study, it sends signals of status and dominance.

How provocative clothes affect the brain? ›

The argument rests on the conclusion that women can dress in a way that causes such a powerful sexual arousal response in a man, he's stimulated beyond the limits of his self-control. The woman made the decision to look like she does, the man didn't have any choice about becoming so aroused, so the fault lies with her.

Do clothes hold memories? ›

Clothes can trigger memories, harken back to social and political influences of the time, and, in some cases, even stand out in memory above other details. Looking at a garment worn to a significant event in someone's life may allow someone, such as Cook, to relive those moments.

What is clothing anxiety? ›

Fashion anxiety is common. We want to look and feel our best at all times, and that means we can put too much pressure on ourselves. Some of us may also feel nervous about stepping out in bold items, but that should never be a concern. As long as you feel good in what you're wearing, we know you'll look good.

Can clothes change your personality? ›

The Journal of Experimental Psychology says that the colour, comfort, fit and style of our clothes can directly affect our confidence levels. More than 96 per cent of people report a change in their emotional state with a change in their style of dressing.

What is considered too revealing? ›

Clothes that are deep necked or above the knees are categorized as revealing and not allowed everywhere. But in certain cultures, the tag of 'exposing clothes' is levied onto many other types. For example, in certain countries, any clothes other than their traditional clothing are considered indecent and vulgar.

Do girls like well-dressed guy? ›

Numerous studies have demonstrated that women prefer are drawn to well-groomed men. A study found that women are more attracted to well-dressed men and fare better in partnerships. You should reconsider your approach to fashion if you haven't been taking it seriously.

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