MissMalini in Vogue: Style Men Love!

MissMalini , 12 Aug 2010
They really do!
They really do!

Vogue_Blogger_Badges_1-1You know how it is ladies; girlfriends are forever willing to complement and critique your clothes for hours on end but guys, not so much. Which is why I figured you’d like to know what men really want us to wear. Since (lets face it) they’re the ones we often dress to impress. Here’s the skinny on Style Men Love straight from the horse’s mouth.

MissMalini (photo courtesy: Mikhil Saluja)
MissMalini's LBD (photo courtesy: Mikhil Saluja)

Mike Melli (28): “For a night on the town I always notice girls who wear a sexy cocktail dress (preferably black or red), with big heals (I like the heels that have lacing up to the ankle best) and a nice purse. I’ve noticed a some girls in Bombay who will wear a flower or bow in their hair which is a nice accessory if its done well… an over sized belt stands out too. For a casual Sunday I see a lot of girls who know how to rock a nice pair of jeans with a tight fitting vintage t-shirt and sneakers… great look for a long brunch or going out to see a movie.”

Nowshad Rizwanullah (29): “Simple but elegant is the way to go for me. Clean, light, classy. ‘Accessories’ should be subtle – otherwise it just looks like you’re trying too hard.

French Manicure
French Manicure

Amit Keswani (35): “Hair tied back, subtle make up, French manicure, tight dress and heels or mini skirt and boots or casual jeans and flats.”

Rohan Narula (25): “A girl who knows how to carry herself elegantly will look good in anything she wears; however black lingerie from Victoria Secret always gets the heart thumping! Accessories – Gucci sandals with thin pencil heels. Hair Style – just below shoulder length, wavy, and natural shades of deep brown. Fragrances – Burberry Summer, Burberry Beat, Narciso Rodriguez (Black), Issey Miyake, Ralph Lauren Romance.”

John Kneeland (25): “I may be a foreigner but I still think few things look sexier than a good sari!”

classic white tee and jeans
classic white tee and jeans

Amman Dua (27): “I love women in white tees (well-fitted) and blue jeans. Basics…short summer dresser are cool. Party dresses with slits are cool too but I hate tubes, high-waisted pants and balloon dresses (only meant for people who don’t have a body to flaunt and need to hide more.)”

Keegan Varella (25): “I would love to see women in pencil skirts, skinny jeans and body-hugging dresses. Basically any kind of clothing that highlights a woman’s curves and suits her is a crowd pleaser. The classic black/red dress does it for me and footwear could be a good pair of high heels to go along. Accessories would be a simple clutch and hairstyle could be anything that she pulls off. I love the concept of women in heels since it not only creates height but more importantly a flattering wiggle to a female’s walk drawing attention to the bum area which gets most men ogling. Honest, even if we do not like to admit it. Also simple white vests with hot pants/skirts or is a good combo.”

skinny jeans
skinny jeans

Jérémie Horowitz (30): “Skinny jeans, boots, lumberjack kind of shirt… or any cute top could do. That style feels sophisticated and sexy yet casual. I like! Accessory-wise, I think a girl can look very sexy with a tie and/or a hat as long as it is nor an everyday-thing! Though cute, the little-princess-style in a cute little dress with high heels is way too common in Bombay.”

Alastair Trueger (23):Long hair is the way forward, especially on Indian women, because it looks so beautiful. Saris can be fantastic if you are in good shape – ditto clinging dresses.”

Shawn Fernandes (26) “Piercings are a big PLUS especially if it a nose piercing! You don’t see them a lot here but knee length boots and outfits that reveal a little…but leave room for imagination. And if you wear lenses then grey contacts.”

tight stretch jeans
tight stretch jeans

Neil Manapallil (27): “What I like to see on women varies by body type obviously. I am a fan of vibrant sun dresses in the spring and summer. Also I like to see girls in tight jeans with heels (sometimes shorts with heels works too). Also black tights with heels are hot, obviously except for dressy occasions. Stilettos are cool except if you’re going to a pub or an audition. I am also a fan of bright satin knee high dresses.”

Suresh Venkat (39): “I like to see girls in: artsy clothes, dupatta pants, harem pants, silver waist chains, anklets, chunky silver jewelery, interesting paintbrush/chopstick serving as hair pin, french plaits, bed head hair, kohl lined eyes, unusual scarves and stoles. Also in: slightly over-sized men’s formal shirts, pencil skirts, heels, nice funky modernist watch, non-diamond/precious stone rings.”

Anders Laustsen (25): “Slim fit dress with no sleeves ending just above the knees – that’s pretty specific.”

gladiator sandals
gladiator sandals

Sandeep Vasudevan (34): “I’m the youngest 34 year-old in the world. And I like women who adopt an understated sartorial elegance. Someone who, despite her youth, can be comfortable in a cotton sari. The whole idea of ostentation puts me off, so simple yet elegant goes well. Though I mostly look at women’s clothes to see how well they go with my floor, these are a few ensembles that I like to see: cotton sari – regular wear, those cotton FabIndia pajamas and a ganji, no heels, shorts and t-shirt with gladiator sandals, LBD but no heels, bright floral summer dress. Did I mention no heels? Anything easy to take off, G-strings (only), no heels. What I don’t like seeing women in are: Bikinis if you don’t have a body for it, tank tops with your stomachs oozing out, heels, low-waist jeans if you’re going to keep showing me your arse-crack. That’s about it.”

Chetan Kapoor (33): “Bounce in the hair, kohl in the eyes, smile on the face and kindness of heart..clothes are just accessories. But if you still wanna know..a white cotton tee with blue, fitted denims wins out everytime..classic and classy.”


leggings
leggings

Jeldon Craig (28): “Girls look best in; bohemian head bands, boyfriends white-shirt, corsets, leggings, off-shoulder tops, tie-dye denim cutoffs, tight stretch jeans.”

Thane Richard (22): “When girls wear form-fitting jeans.  They don’t need to be suffocating and adhere to the skin, but the ones that flatter the figure and slightly bunch at the ankles (salwar kameez jeans, if I may). On men, these jeans define hipster but on women they define sexy. When a girl wears her boyfriend’s shirts, boxers, or other clothing it is one of the more sexy and attractive things she can do. This doesn’t work for single women (putting on random male clothing is discouraged!), but for women already with a guy, this is the way to go. I haven’t seen this a lot in India, but Uggs or other ridiculous boots worn with skirts is horrendous.  So are those really loose puffy pants (I call them Jasmine pants after Aladdin). I know they are fun to wear, but don’t expect any rubber necking. There seems to be a trend lately to carry enormous handbags. This trend should die, and quickly.  We don’t carry around backpacks, why should you?  Plus, I get the sense that a girl is insecure when she has her entire makeup collection in her bag.  I can settle for the necessities, but leave the makeup set, hairdryer (yes, I’ve seen it), and spare pair of shoes at home or in your car. Finally, this isn’t really fashion but I think one of the most attractive things a girl can do is select good perfume and not over-apply it. Over powering scents kill, but a lingering fragrance is super-sexy.”

bikini blouse
bikini blouse

Prannoy Mathews (21): “I love girls who wear sarees over bikini tops… I think that’s very sensuous and also girl who have tattoos or a small diamond nose ring.”

Bram Verweij (28): “To get my appreciation, all a woman needs is the quintessential look: sexy jeans, heels (already a killer combo) and a nice top. For real men it’s that simple.”

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Agyness Deyn, Jess Hart and Alexa Chung
Agyness Deyn, Jess Hart and Alexa Chung

Acquin Pais (29): “Well ok I’m gonna be very frank, I’m not very picky but I just love to see woman who really dress up well or make the effort and to be frank 90% of the woman in this country are bad. So I have nothing in particular I like so I’m sending you 3 pictures of girls who I think dress up well or different, basically woman who are not afraid to experiment and carry it off with confidence.”

Get a tan!
Get a tan!

Rahul Khanna “Keeping it simple is best. For me, a great smile is the nicest thing a woman can wear. A sense of humour is very sexy and that tanned, scrubbed, just-back-from-the-beach look is hot. Things I find off-putting are overly bleached hair and too much make-up. Also, those long, rectangular nails terrify me. I get anxious worrying about how those ladies send SMSes and push elevator buttons. Are they constantly getting off on the wrong floor?”

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