We Love Tent Dresses... But Do Guys?

07/02/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

Photo: Palmberger / Celebrity Photo

The tent dress, in all of its many variations, has taken over our wardrobes. We can’t seem to get enough of how cute and comfy they are, plus they magically hide all of our flaws! But along with hiding our flaws, they hide everything else about our bodies! Just look at Eva Mendes in this Anna Molinari dress — where is her knockout figure? We were wondering what guys thought about this billowing trend, so we asked a few to tell us their thoughts on these puffy dresses. Do you agree with them? What do the guys in your life think of tent dresses?

If a girl is in great shape, it could be real sexy. However, I do miss more of the form fitting outfits, as a girl could do a lot of false advertising with the non-form fitting tent dresses. Form fitting boy shorts and tight tees, now that’s my idea of a hot outfit.D. Wood, 31

My one-sentence summary is that they look like maternity dresses.P. Aber, 27

Tent dresses are ugly in my opinion. I like more form fitting clothes, a nice skirt or even a nice pair of jeans. There is something about these dresses that is very unflattering. It does really look like someone wearing a potato sack with holes into it. J. Yip, 31

Well to be honest I don’t really like tent dresses. From a man’s man point of view, a man doesn’t really care what type of a dress a woman is wearing. All we care is if she’s cute. But fitted clothing is what I’d rather see.T. Zecevic, 26

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nhilario on

I think Eva looks beautiful in anything she wears—I like that she takes risks with fashion and you do not see her wearing what the other girls are wearing…I agree with Julie.

jackie o. on

I can see how the guys wouldn’t like them… my boyfriend is the same way. But I think tent dresses can be really sexy if their made of a floaty fabric (maybe silk or light cotton) so that they show off your body when you walk. That way people can see your figure but not all the time — leaves a little mystery, and is slighty more demure than a totally tight, boob and butt-hugging outfit.

Ashley on

I don’t like these dresses.. they look like something a grandmother would wear to bed… along with the rollers and the fuzzy slippers… If you can’t wear pJs to work… why should you be able to wear this??

mel on

The only reason guys hate this is because they want all women to show every curve….What ever happened to guys appreciating trying to IMAGINE what a woman looked like? Leaving something to the imagination can be even more sexy than wrapping a package in clear ceran wrap. Besides, why should we listen to guys…..wear what YOU like and want…They aren’t the ones wearing tight, constricting clothes and 4 to 6 inch heels!!!!

anonymous on

i like eva in more hourlass shapes. i dont think the tent dress is very flattering. there is not shape. the one eva is wearing, it’s like she doesn’t have a waist. i love her shoes though!

johnni-louise on

i haveta say these dresses are cute but not for me. they really do make ya wonder if the person is pregnant. I think they would be super cute on a pregnant person but if your not pregnant you really are sendin the wrong idea!!!! Sad how something so cute and comfirtable can give people such a wrong opinion of ya!

Lilly on

i love these dresses, my boyfriend loves me wearing them. He has bought me one from dior and its gorgeus. Frankly i wouldnt care if men dont like them, if i want to wear them il bloody wear them, ALRIGHT!


Mary Kate looks so banged up in every photo I see of her those sandales look so oversize and uncomfortabl. Goes to show money can never buy u style.

Aisha on

i love the dress Eva is wearing its so adorable!!
I think girls should always wear a variety of styles one day you wear the dress thats figure hugging and attractive and the other you wear a tent dress or baggy shorts or else you would be style-less!!

Alice on

Men probably don’t like half the clothes women wear. They would be probably be happier if we dressed like hookers. They aren’t going to understand fashion anyway, so just wear what you like.

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