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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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Jenny on

I do love them…not so much the one featured, but tent dresses are sooo comfy!

Kelly on

Isn’t that a moo-moo? If not, what is? Anything that looks right off the set of Hairspray is not going to attract a straight guy– if my husband picked up something like that off the rack for me, it would be a weight loss hint.

alia on

I love love love Eva and she looks really pretty here:)
I like the tent dress too—cute for summer:)

Mary on

I don’t dress to please strange men I don’t know anyways, so who cares what they think? Why should what women do always be dictated by men?

Elda on

I just love the dress Eva has on, she looks cute and comfy!

Tory on

Personally, I think tent dresses should be left to those in their second or third trimester. Girls with great bodies should show them off, not hide themselves under potato sacks.

AshleyL on

Not flattering. I would never where something like this, it would either make you look pregnant or overweight, no thanks.

Julie on

Her legs, heels and shoulders are so sexy! It’s obvious that she’s got a great body under there. What’s wrong with leaving a little something to the imagination once in awhile?

erica on

of course men don’t like it. What an obvious question!
it’s like asking the question “Would you rather seen a naked woman or one with clothes on?”

Colette on

I don’t dress for men, or anyone, to be honest. I dress for myself, and always have. It must be working because I have a wonderful boyfriend.

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