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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A Guy on

If you girls don’t care what men think of fashion, then why did you read an article about what men think of fashion?

No one is saying you shouldn’t wear these dresses if you like them. Shave your head and wear overalls if it makes you happy. It will make you less attractive to guys, but if you don’t care then it doesn’t matter.

night on

I am shocked that so many people like these dresses. I think they make even the most slim woman look as large as a house. They look like shapeless tents. But I guess one could go out to dinner in one of these dresses and eat all one wanted to witout fear of one’s stomach bulging over the waist band of a skirt or something. Eva Mendez is very beautiful, but looks like Onar the tent maker made this dress. On the other hand, maybe she is on her way to an event that serves great food and she wanted to eat a LOT!!

Christine on

I’m with the guys on this one – I think they’re really unflattering, and look like maternity wear! I work hard for my figure and I’m proud of it… why should I hide it under a bulky dress?

liana on

I think its hilarious how men dont really care about all the fashionable things us girls care about. Its only natural and theirs nothing wrong with it. our boyfriends still love us, i think largely because they can see our guts and individuality in what we wear. I always go with fashion not what may be appealing to the opposite sex despite the fact that i know that ovelarge sunglasses, weird purses, and loosefitting dresses aren’t guys first choice =)

flochii on

loveeeee itttt!!!!!!!!

yen on

it looks terrible it look like your 10 sizes bigger.

Eva´s tent dress is UGLY !!!!!!!

k8 on

I love it…”tent” dresses are so comfortably cute. You dont have to worry about something popping out that shouldnt be. And you can get them with varying degrees of “tent-ness”, so if you aren’t into the fullness of the above dress, theres always something in between.

Kaylie on

Eva Mendes is gorgeous and looks great in anything she puts on. Her tent dress looks cute on her, of course. But in general, I do not think those dresses are flattering.

Kimberly on

I think Eva Mendes looks amazing in that… otherwise im not such a fan

Lauren on

I’m not fat, but I think wearing something like this would make me feel that way. I just can’t handle this trend. I hate the bubble dresses for the same reason.

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