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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jaxa on

it would NOT be a weightloss hint….it would be a STYLE hint …idiot.
I LOVE this look…unfortunatly not EVERYONE can pull it off. Alot of woman can put on a pair of jeans and hair in a ponytail…with this look you really have to make sure the hair goes well with the dress and all accesories fit the ourfit. I LOVE the cutesy well put together look and I really LOVE the tent dresses!!

Maggie on

shes really pretty but i dont like the dress, she has a grat body, so why hide it?

Gabby on

umm how can this be considered fashion? it looks like a bag cut off on both sides. and it’s totally unflattering!! it makes people look fat who aren’t, and it would probably just make big people look bigger.

Alfie on

Poor tiger..:'(

sophieb on

Love them they are very comfy to wearing tent dresses. They also keep you cool because they are floaty and in the summer when its very hot.
Wear heels with this. They are very fem too. This dress doesnt make you look pregnant or over weight its just a nice cute dress thats perfect for a summer wardrobe,fresh and elegant.

Emily on

It’s pretty cute
but only certain people could get away with wearing a tent dress
for some people it might look like they are fat

Julie on

WoW…Eva really pulls off this look. But honestly, I wouldn’t wear the dress. Not form fittimg enough.

Michelle on

Looks like what Omar the tent maker would make.

Carolyn on

In the 1960’s, these “tent dresses” were refered to as “MooMoo’s”.

ryen on

i like eva but not the dress

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