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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sexy on

i dn`t like it on her,if you av a great body flaunt it,why hide it

Maya on

I don’t like dresses! Just having a cool t-shirt and jeans are probably the most comfortable outfit to wear. That dress featured here looks like it could blow up any second! ew!

Anonymous on

I just bought a tent dress for a wedding this past weekend. I fell in love with it, but my husband was trying to talk me into a straigt, tighter fitting, knee length one…saying the tent dress just looked “puffy” haha. Needless to say, I bought it anyways (as always happens) and he ended up loving me in it on the day of, once he saw how i put it together. I still know its not his favourite style of clothes, but I’m hooked

Michelle on

I just bought a tent dress this past weekend for a wedding. When I saw it, I fell in love but my husband wanted me to get a straight, tighter fitting, knee length one. He said the tent dress looked “puffy” haha. Needless to say, I bought it anyways (as always happens) and my husband ended up loving it the day of after seeing how I put it together. I still know he would prefer a more form fitting style of clothes, but I’m hooked

lala on

Who cares what they think!

fashion nista on

This dress is very summery fancy/lazy style. It would go well for any moment.

Amy on

Amen, to mary’s comment. What women do should not always be dictated by men. It’s only part attraction and part personality. However, I love the dress! very cute, and hello you can tell she is skinny and fit by her arms and legs!!! Kudos to Eva and the dress :)

Heather on

I like them they’re cute. But they make them bigger than they actually are.

julia Lpnicky on

Eva is hot and this dress is really not I’m all for being comfortable but not at the expence of my waistline – soooo unflattering!!

Chrissy on

Tent dresses are hideous. They make ANYONE look fat, even if they are toothpicks. I’ll never wear one, that’s for damn sure!

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