A lovely bouquet of her favorite flowers, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, fancy jewelry, and expensive dinner dates of steak and wine — all these may impress the woman you’re dating. But if you truly want to sweep her off her feet and fall madly in love with you, you might need to redirect your efforts to how you look and present yourself. Did you know that your choice of clothing and how you’re able to nail them significantly impacts your prowess with the ladies?
Think about that special woman in your life. Sure, you find her beautiful regardless of how she dresses, whether she’s in her pajamas, sweaters, jeans, or in her maternity dress. But don’t you just feel some kind of extra spark when she wears that deep red dress and she gets her hair and makeup done for your anniversary? The same science of attraction applies to how she sees you.
If you’re going on a special date, make your lady blush by trying out the outfits women find most attractive on men. We’ve done our research and asked women about the sexiest things men wear that turn them on. Read on to find out.
1. Clothes that fit
Maybe you don’t need to wear flashy wristwatches or expensive menswear — you just need to wear clothes that fit you. Wearing clothes that fit might be a basic rule but unfortunately, most guys still don’t get the idea.
Whether you’re blessed with a godly physique, slim, plus-sized, tall, or short, the golden rule in men’s fashion is you don’t wear something too tight nor too baggy, which can mess up your proportions. Find something that’s well-tailored. Even if it’s an RTW, it should look like it’s exclusively made just for you. You can wear a simple white tee and denim jeans, and still, look hot AF if you get the fit right.
The ladies have spoken: men who smell good are more likely to attract women than men who visually look good. The scent or the perfume is the number one factor for women in picking a potential mate. A published study in the Personality and Individual Differences journal about men’s and women’s “mate selection” factors, shows that women rate olfactory cues as more important than visual cues.
3. Rolled up sleeves
Whether you’re wearing a long-sleeved button-down shirt or a comfy sweater, rolling up your sleeves until your elbow is a surefire way to turn your woman on. Women can’t resist those sexy, toned, and even hair-covered forearms. As an icing on top, wear a nice, stylish wristwatch.
4. That laid back, off-duty look
Women like it when you loosen up a bit and just feel comfortable in your outfit. Open the first two buttons of your shirt, roll up your sleeves, and shake your hair a little to nail the slightly messy hairdo. Try growing a light stubble too for that added X-factor.
5. Button-down shirts + well-fitting jeans
If you regularly wear graphic tees and jeans combo, the best way to make her swoon is to wear something a little more formal. Start with a smart casual button-down shirt and well-fitting jeans or pants that don’t sag.
Most women find men flattering when they wear layers. The next time you go on a date, level up your classic shirt + jeans + shoe combo by putting on a nice jacket, vest, cardigan, or blazer. Not only they’re stylish —layers on your upper half will make your chest look a bit larger and your shoulders a bit broader.
7. Dark neutrals
When it comes to color choices, you can never go wrong with either crisp white or dark neutrals. Black, navy, gray, brown, deep red, and army green are your go-to masculine shades.
8. Belt + shoe rule
The golden rule is to match the color of your belt with the color of your shoes. Black goes with black. Brown goes with brown.
9. Stylish footwear
Women look at a man’s shoes as indicators of his overall sense of style, and sometimes, social status. You don’t need to have an extensive collection of shoes. You just need to have at least one pair of leather loafers or dress shoes, which exudes elegance and class.
10. Good hygiene is sexy
So what if you’re wearing high-end menswear that costs an arm and leg? If your breath stinks or has dirty nails, you’ll always end up turning your woman off. Forget the myth that says neglecting your hygiene makes you more manly. Clean men are attractive men.
Trim those nails. Take a bath regularly. Address your odor issues. Go to the dentist. Manage your beard.
11. Polished clothes
Next to personal hygiene, make sure your outfits, footwear, and accessories are spotless. Your personality can reflect on how you treat your belongings. So do yourself a favor and discard anything that’s worn and torn, stained, and beyond repair. And please, regularly clean your shoes.