Before diving into this story, it’s important to note that the best thing about fashion is being able to dress completely for yourself—putting on what makes you feel your absolute best. However, getting an outsider’s perspective never hurt either, and that’s exactly what we did. After surveying a handful of men and women on their perspective of what looks great to them on the female body, we were pretty surprised at the responses—the current trends they liked on women included ones like statement sweatshirts and pantsuits. Shocking, we know! Here, we have compiled the best responses into this informative slideshow and, of course, shopped out the trends for you should you be so compelled to invest in them ASAP.
Ahead, get ready for the shocking opinions of what guys and girls secretly love on you!
“At least they show a girl has a sense of humor (and confidence.” — Charlie, creative executive
“Oversize tie-dye animal sweatshirts!” — TJ, law student
“They accentuate the figure and make your booty look awesome. They’re tight which is nice, and still jeans, so that’s normal.” — Tom, grad student
“Every time I see a woman in high-wasted pants, I find myself looking twice. Not sure what it is about them, but they get my attention!” — Jordan, attorney
“I love high-waisted jorts. They remind me of my first babysitter.” — Tiger, product director
“I find them to be sexy because they give off a very casual and approachable vibe.” — Joe, sales manager
“Any woman in a pantsuit feels inherently out of my league. The amount of time, tailoring, and confidence that went into the outfit? I love that.” — Emelie, editorial director
“My girlfriend recently bought one, and it looks retro cool. I’m a fan.” — Brennan, bartender
“Not the baggy university athlete ones but the more sleek and utilitarian variety. It gives off this very sexy, sporty vibe that also looks cool and natural.” — David, marketing exec
“Yoga pants (anything with Lycra) and whoever invented these form-fitting apparatuses deserves a Nobel Prize.” — Esteban, art curator
“We often don’t understand women’s fashion, but an oversize, grungy rocker tee makes complete sense. Just make sure it’s small enough so I don’t steal it.” — Theo, ad executive
“It’s like the male’s version of a ‘sexy plumber’ but more fashionable.” — Josh, real estate exec
“Since they aren’t meant for breasts you can sometimes catch tantalizing glimpses of skin in the spaces between the buttons.” — Eli, writer/producer
This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated by Lauren Eggertsen.