A Guy's Guide .... Please Share With Your Man

Why can't guys properly identify girl's clothing??? Why is this so difficult for them? Not everything we wear is a dress. It grinds our gears when you call our skirt a dress. Let me make this easy for you dudes...

A dress is all one piece. 
When you have a dress on, you have JUST ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING to put on your body. 
Guy Terms: You have just one piece to take off when you go to do what it is you go to do... you know...

Example of dresses:

Dresses


A skirt is just a bottom. If a girl was just wearing a skirt, and nothing else, she would be naked up top. Skirts are paired with tops. Here are some examples of skirts...

Guy terms: You will have two pieces of clothing to take off when a girl is wearing an outfit with a skirt. 
skirts


You guys always call all forms of tops, blouses. Why is that? I can almost guarantee that she is not wearing a blouse. Blouses went out in the 80s. Just call it a top. That simple, no matter what kind of shirt she is wearing, a top is sufficient. If you just have to know what an actual blouse looks like, well, here are some examples of blouses:

Blouses

Good lord guys. If she spends more time than usual getting ready, find SOMETHING to compliment. Otherwise I guarantee she will want to go right back up, change clothes and get ready all over again. Guess who has to keep waiting when that happens. That is right, you! 

Examples of compliments
 Just some advice, if she has to ask you, "How does this look?" 
1. You already screwed up by not saying anything when she walked down the stairs
2. You can redeem yourself by using one of the phrases above
3. If you don't want to get lucky for the next several days, never ever ever reply to that question with, "Fine." 


Please direct all questions to the comments box below. I'm here to help, boys. 



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And last but most certainly not least, I have a one time linkup to announce with my love (and I mean bestie) Helene in Between which will take place Wednesday, July 24th! 
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Summer can be a really hard time to find inspiration for blog posts. We want you to linkup and tell us what inspires your posts and ideas, and of course, we will do the same! Where do you find inspiration for for blog material each day? Hopefully this will help everyone come up with new and creative ways to generate new content, even in the tough Summer months where your creativity sometimes turns to mush!

Be there, or be square and without blog post inspiration. 

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57 comments:

  1. And I'm laughing out loud at my desk. Like not just LOL at the end of a text, really LOL. "what is a compliment?". Haha. I need to share this with a few people....

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    1. You're right, lol, You should be using Photoshop editor to get this done.

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  2. No lie--my male coworker JUST asked me not ten minutes ago if our female coworker was wearing a dress or a skirt. It was very obviously a dress. What about this is difficult?!

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  3. you are legit one of the funniest bloggers i follow :)

    love this. i ALWAYS get the "it looks fine!" response when i ask how i look drives me NUTSSSS.



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  4. Ha, I was trying to explain peplum to my boyfriend the other day. I think he eventually got it. We were basically playing "Where's Waldo?" and pointing out girls wearing peplum tops or dresses.

    Big Apple, Little Bites

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  5. Thank you for this... def passing on to my guy friends, brother, boss etc...

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  6. I very much like the compliments- if they really aren't making sure you feel beautiful, then they really aren't doing their job. And by they I mean boys. Or men. Or women... really whoever you're dating.

    Also? Super cute dresses. Props to you!

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  7. Haha loved this. Although I think I wear a lot of blouses....but I call them tops. When a man answers "fine" I want to poke him in the eye. xx

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  8. Can't wait for this link up! woohoo! :)

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  9. So true! If I have to ask how I look I am already worried I should change!

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  10. Loving this link up idea, I've already started thinking about what inspires me.

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  11. Hahaha. Right?!?! When I can't figure out what to wear my husband is usually like, "Just wear that purple shirt with those pink and green pants you have." or "How about that black and yellow dress. " The one that I wear to church or funerals. lol. Men are clueless!!

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  12. It's amazing! So true. If you don't say anything when I walk down the stairs, then be prepared for a miserable night with a bad attitude girlfriend. Serously, if I don't get told I look good then I will feel self-conscious and that he thinks I look frumpy or something. So, good advice: just at least say something to save face. HAHA

    Ginny
    www.buttergirldiaries.com

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  13. My husband is pretty good at identifying the types of clothing I wear, mostly because he reads my blog, but he could use a little help in the complimenting department! ;)

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  14. emailed this to Tom. He really struggles with the compliments one

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  15. LOL too funny. my hubs is actually pretty good at figuring out what women wear because he's a total shopper himself!

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  16. haha "what is a compliment?" so true! this is a good tutorial for men. they basically just need to remember to tell you that you look nice. the more, the better!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  17. haha I JUST had to explain to my bf what a "romper" was. Apparently words didn't work, so I just sent him a photo!

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  18. Love this post! Fellow Texan & sport finatic :)

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  19. pretty stoked about next wednesday! But yes, this post is awesome.. Its hilarious to hear what guys have to say about what girls wear!

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  20. hahah YES sending this to michael right now. he needs reminders of all of this!!

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  21. My husband messes all of these up. Why is it so hard to understand the difference between a dress and a skirt?

    The word blouse makes me think of the word slacks. My grandmother always said that. And dungarees. I'm cracking up right now. Clearly I am easily amused today.

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  22. HA. I'm sending this to the husband RIGHT. NOW. I really love number 3 on this list.

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  23. this is great i need to make my bf read it. he has no idea what anything clothing related is. the maxi dress has really thrown him off lately

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  24. My favorite compliment is a "wow" with a stunned look. That's hard to fake if you've already messed up though. Why are men so dumb? Thanks for trying to help them!

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  25. Genius!!! This article is great and a map for how the men in our lives can make their lives even simpler. Is there any way we can get it published in Sports Illustrated, Mens Health or ESPN??? I think we have a great idea here, you write articles like this in those magazines and the info is literally in their laps LOL :-)

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  26. Boys are their lack of female knowledge - bless them!

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  27. Haha this was hilarious! I should send this to my husband, stat!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  28. This is fabulous, and I'm sharing it on facebook for my guy friends to read, bless their little hearts.

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  29. SO hilarious and so spot on. I was walking down the sidewalk downtown just last week and was wearing a skirt and top and some guy yelled out, "I really like your dress!" Maybe I was just walking too fast for him to get a good look but I ALMOST turned around and said "It's not a dress dude." If you're going to be a creep, at least get it right!

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  30. Compliments are definitely a big one! Totally blogged about how something similar that guys need to know. Sigh. They need so much help sometimes.

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  31. Sending this to my boyfriend... mostly for the "what is a compliment" :)

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  32. Copying this link and sending it to the boy...my brother...the male besties....my dad....yeesh. Not like its hard. If I say you look really hot in something, its now your turn to say it back. I'll even settle for 'Damn.'....at least then I feel like I've just knocked you speechless with my hotness. Yep. Damn is good.

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  33. Ha ha! Love this post! Will definitely be leaving this up for the boyfriend to see :D

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  34. I'm so glad Chris know the difference between these. I've even gotten him to the level of naming designer bags. But you are so right, men NEED this.

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  35. Ahaha! This is too funny (and so true!). By the way, I love the dress you're wearing in the first picture! It looks great on you!

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  36. haha boys just don't understand the compliment. if your pause is too long when i ask how i look, i am obviously going to need to change.

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  37. How fitting since Billy and I were just talking about this, this morning. I am wearing a maxi skirt and was told me dress looked nice. I told him it was a maxi skirt. "well it look's like a dress" was his reply. I just shook my head and left for work.

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  38. My favorite is "What is a compliment"

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  39. Looking forward to that linkup.

    Also... my husband needs to learn about me asking how I look means he didn't compliment me fast enough. I'm gonna make him follow you now. :)

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  40. HA! Sarahhh I literally just laughed out loud in the office - this is why I can't go on your blog during work!

    I just posted it on my BF's wall! Too funny - "What is a compliment" HA!

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  41. They need it Sarah. I'll be referring guys to this link. I'm sick of telling them about dress VS top theory, duh!

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  42. i just don't think being showered in compliments like all the time is too much to ask.

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  43. Why do I envy your graphics and amazing Photoshop skills? PLEASE, SARAH, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.


    PS: If I spend more than 20 minutes getting ready and I come out to no compliments, don't expect me to be a happy camper. It's just no bueno.

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  44. Words can't describe how much I love this post//how much my boyfriend needs to read this post!

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  45. I do NOT understand the "blouse" thing! Where did they learn that word!?!? Their moms maybe?

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  46. I am one of those women who likes her dresses and skirts and wishes she had the figure to wear dresses like these.....

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  47. LOL I'm saving it for my future guy . Thanks in advance!
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  48. Well I'm the bitch who sometimes wears a dress AS a skirt with a top over it. So my future boyfriends are just screwed.

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  49. This is seriously amazing. I'm directing all future boyfriends to this post. Seriously.

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  51. Thanks for post. It’s very useful for that people who want more image editors tools. I use photoshop and pixlr, both tool are great. Online Photoshop Free.

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  52. Wow! Style is not something that exists in dresses only. It is in the sky, in the entire world. Thanks for in such social shopping input. I might have to search this exact post! Thank you so much.

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  53. ys it sure is not and especially if you are transgenered like a lot of guys are i am i love to wear girl's cloth's sorry if you still think this is weird or wrong you just do not really get it wearing girl's cloth's is the best!

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