Do Women Dress for Men or for Other Women?

Posted: August 12, 2013 in celeb, fashion, impress, women

Shilpa Shetty

I used to wonder this, but now I’m pretty sure that women dress for other women.  It was finally confirmed to me after seeing one Red Carpet photo after another over the years: women don’t care about what men like.  They care about what women like.

Sounds odd, but I believe it to be true.  A woman (not girl) knows what makes a man happy.  It doesn’t take much to please us aesthetically.  If a woman is hot to us, then she’s hot to us regardless if she’s in a $15 outfit from Target or a $200 outfit from Macy’s.  But, ladies know that other women will scan their outfits for head-to-toe looking for a flaw!

An online survey revealed that 6 out of 10 women (ages 18-30) dressed for a huge occasion with their peers in mind and not their man.  That means that 60% of women in that age range prefer compliments from their friends more than their significant other.

Hmmph.  See if I ever compliment a woman in that age range on her outfit again.

The average woman spends 40 minutes getting ready to go out with her man, but over an hour getting ready to go out with her girlfriends.  Wait.  Seriously?  I’m getting shorted over 20 minutes of prep time when I’m the one paying for dinner?

As many award shows as I’ve watched in my lifetime, I never knew that the extravagant dresses were to get the attention of other women in the industry.  When J-Lo and Toni Braxton (below) wore those phenomenal outfits at the Grammys, I thought it was to give men something to talk about at the water cooler on Monday morning.  I had no idea that they were truly wanting female adoration.

SMH.  I’ll never figure women out.  I guess this is why they’re so competitive and have such a hard time making friends.  I can wear sweatpants and a t-shirt around my homies and never feel an ounce of judgement.  I guess that’s not the case for the ladies.  Even their friends judge them.  Especially their friends is probably what I should be saying.

Ladies, all I can do is hope that you all keep trying to impress one another because the men absolutely love it.  I guess that I shouldn’t care why you do it, but instead only that you do it.  It would be nice if some women that I see at Walmart had some friends to impress because some ladies look like microwaved garbage in the stores.  I guess they missed the memo.

Fellas, if you want your woman to look her best, then tell her that you’ve invited her friends to meet you two at the bar.  At least you’ll know that you’re getting her best efforts.

How do you feel about the fact that women dress for other women and not for their man?

Christina Hendricks

Halle Berry

Jennifer Lopez

Toni Braxton
Megan Good

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Comments
  1. Marrie says:

    Ummmm, duh! LOL! Just kidding you, Q. Don't let the truth that women dress to impress their bff''s get you too down. Men are more impressed when we undress and we know this! LMAO!

  2. Quincy S says:

    I know, Marrie, I know. (Sigh) It's a shame that I'm second to her friends. LOL! Oh, well, like you said, as long as I get to see her undress, then I'm good!

  3. Harlot Bug says:

    Do men pump iron for Women or Other Men?

  4. I'm on the fence Q! I think it's a bit of both … you want to look like the hottest woman in the room which serves both to attract men and impress other women. Yes, I guess it's true we all want to look our best and if that makes other women jealous then that's on them. I think, now that I really think about it, I look good for ME! If others enjoy it too then all the better!! Thanks for the food for thought!

  5. Quincy S says:

    I've never pondered that, but sometimes I think they do it to impress men. Good one!

  6. Quincy S says:

    I talked on the show the other day about women and their invisible competitions. I don't get it. LOL! That need to be the best to attract men (even if you don't want one) is like the female version of a man's ego. 🙂

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