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 oohlala21
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With a couple of guys I've dated (or friends, when there was some romantic potential there) they commented when I wore a dress, on how I looked nice and I should wear dresses more often.

It was a casual dress, not my attempt at dressing up. I actually wore it because I needed to do laundry and it was the last clean thing available.

I'm not normally a slobby girl -I like wearing cute, flattering jeans and tops most of the time.

But what is it that goes through a man's mind when he sees a girl in a dress, that would cause him to react differently than if she'd just worn a cute top, causing him to compliment her or tell her she should wear them more often? I'm just curious, that's all.
 Lint Spotter
Joined: 8/27/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:11:29 PM
Showing legs and sometimes... easy access to a quickie...
 onefishwilldo
Joined: 4/1/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:13:51 PM
Men see them as ... Easy access to her but and the shorter the easier. Men are pigs!
 happy-go-lucky_
Joined: 7/21/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:14:31 PM
I'm a leg man myself--don't get me wrong, if you're sporting cleavage, that'll grab my attention, too--but I find myself admiring a woman's legs or behind far more often.

Any form of dress that allows a woman to show off her legs will win my approval. <img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/smiles/icon_201.gif border=0>

Besides, dresses and skirts are often perceived to be more feminine by men and women alike.
 Blk_Archangel7
Joined: 12/21/2007
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:24:40 PM
because it looks sexy and some women like to show off in them hot dresses. I'm not going lie but most of you females look hot... I'm serious :-D
 AppleGeek
Joined: 9/26/2006
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:25:28 PM
+1 for more feminine.
 savepolarbears
Joined: 12/27/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:28:22 PM
Oh happy-go-lucky
I'm a leg person myself-Good pair of toned legs always work for me lol
 deborah815
Joined: 5/4/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:44:44 PM
I don't wear dresses very often but when I do I feel like a girly girl and I think men like that. Men like to look at women's legs. And when a woman feels feminine the men pick up on her attitude. It's a wonderful thing!
 happy-go-lucky_
Joined: 7/21/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 3:59:20 PM
And I feel compelled to add that it's a bit of a novelty in the cold, wintry northern states, what with the summer months being so woefully short.

It's actually quite comical to walk around my (college) town during the springtime--one can't help but notice the guys turning their heads and checking out women a lot more frequently once they break out the tank tops, hot pants, skirts, dresses, etc.--YOWZA!

I must admit, I'm every bit as guilty of this seasonal onset of uber-boorishness.
 onefishwilldo
Joined: 4/1/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 4:04:34 PM
You're a man and that's the norm
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 4:09:15 PM
The only good thing about pants on a woman,
is seeing the shape of her butt.
Otherwise, they look clunky and industrial.

Now a dress... accents her curves....
and flows when she moves.
Poetry in motion.
 ScvLep
Joined: 12/4/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 4:09:32 PM
Hmm, I guess I'm in the minority then here. I tend to prefer tight fitting pants/jeans on a woman over a dress. On and I can't stand it when a women wears a dress with her hair up.
 somephxguy
Joined: 12/16/2009
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Posted: 1/6/2010 4:15:19 PM

what is it that goes through a man's mind when he sees a girl in a dress

Idealized archetypes of femininity are fulfilled, which means he feels more masculine.
How do you hurt a man the most? You emasculate him. What's the opposite of that? You fulfill the ideas of how masculine he is. And you do that by fulfilling their trained idea of the role you are supposed to by your outward appearance or that which he can experience.

You fulfilling your role can be interpreted as recognizing their role and responding to it. Thereby reinforcing their self image and identity. You represent or act more like his idea of a woman, means he will act more like how he thinks a man should.
If so then the world is in harmony. There is a guarantee and absolute. He man, you woman.

Give it a few decades when the old gender role idealizations as evidenced by fashion are reshaped. In 50, 100 years guys will have the same response to hip huggers with "princess" written on the ass and low cut shirts that say "stop reading this and stare at my breasts." Or to "cute tops."


that would cause him to react differently than if she'd just worn a cute top

Because men are not trained to recognize "cute tops." There is a rhyme and reason for you to choose the clothes you wear to represent yourself, but it is your rhyme and reason.
Guys respond differently based on those that have the most meaning to them, not you.
 1kindMan4U
Joined: 5/23/2007
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 5:09:00 PM
It's more flattering and you'll NEVER be mistaken for being a guy.

Men are visual. They like to see what pleases their eye.

It's really that simple.

Here's an idea.. go ASK the men who made the comments
 TheToefactor
Joined: 2/11/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 5:14:32 PM

Men see them as ... Easy access to her but and the shorter the easier. Men are pigs!


panties are an option for this pig!!!!



oink oink!!!!
 ColonelIngus
Joined: 9/16/2007
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 5:28:11 PM
Y'all need to read more fashion magazines... All but a very tiny minority of women have bodies, or at least some part of same, which are less than perfect -- somewhat malformed, or almost bordering on the grotesque in many instances. Dresses cover up a multitude of sins in this regard, allowing a man to project a more ideal figure onto her out of his vast imaginative powers.
 Life 2.0
Joined: 4/11/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 5:45:28 PM
When a woman dresses attractively for a date, the man takes it as a compliment. He sees it as her desiring his attention.

When a woman knows she looks good, she is more confident and engaging Better company which is a HUGE plus.

I favorited a woman's profile 1500 miles away because she gets it. Showing up for a date with her A game, sky high heels, nice perfume, a big smile, a great attitude. No, she's not phoning it in... She came to rock my world.

I hate dates where the woman has invested little in getting ready. It tells me that she doesn't value my company or that she's going through the motions...
 drsayus
Joined: 12/30/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 5:48:58 PM

Men see them as ... Easy access to her but and the shorter the easier. Men are pigs!


Ouch. I like seeing a lady in a dress because it's getting to be a rare thing. Like when you see a woman with her hair up in a ponytail all the time and one day she has it down (and she has beautiful hair you never knew she had) it'll usually grab your attention.

I rarely see someone sporting a nice dress. When I do, I don't think "Man, I wanna tear that dress off here." More like "Wow, that woman is looking quite beautiful today." and sometimes get caught staring...lol.
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 5:52:00 PM
Whenever I go on a date I wear skirt with split on both sides or split on the front because my legs is better looking than my face..
 Nu2010
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 6:00:42 PM
I have talked to a few men that wanted to meet me but I was to wear a dress. I grew up a tomboy and rarely wear a dress unless it is to a wedding, funeral, or special occasion. If we request these men to dress up in suits and ties all of the time, would they?
 MAB-ME
Joined: 12/30/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 6:04:44 PM
I love wearing dresses, Men like to see the legs...plain and simple!
 SunnyTexas
Joined: 9/28/2006
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 6:12:04 PM
I prefer to wear dresses, because they make me feel good. So I wear one everyday...
 chinua1
Joined: 12/6/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 6:23:51 PM
sky high heels??? ouch- I do not own a pair of heels that high- not even close. Way too hard on the joints(and my balance); sorry guys.
A dress? once in awhile, if its warm enough.
 TheReason_
Joined: 5/16/2009
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 6:34:52 PM

Men see them as ... Easy access to her but and the shorter the easier. Men are pigs!



Wow. I had to check your profile, I was curious to see if someone with such hatred towards men was actually looking for a man. I was surprised to see that you are.


Maybe pick up a dictionary instead, and some Birkenstocks.


:facepalm:
 Divinity
Joined: 2/16/2008
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Why do men like women to wear dresses/skirts?
Posted: 1/6/2010 6:50:13 PM
Sexy legs or legs in general can lead to other things.... think about it hun.
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