unless you’re wearing something short, low-cut, and tight. then you’re dressing for men.
i present my new favorite blog, the man repeller.
recently profiled in the new york times, leandra medine is the inspiration behind the new way to describe an outfit: “i’m totally man-repelling today.”
this is her definition:
–nounoutfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.to commit the act of repelling men:Girl 1: What are you wearing tonight?Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pantsGirl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?*DISCLAIMER: the above conversation took place in this room 5 minutes ago.
2009-10; < repellius (ptp. of repellia to eliminate male attention), equiv. to L repel- (s. of repellix) unattractive, celibate, paris fashion week, M.C. Hammer + -repel –ler1
—Related formsman·re·pell·ant, noun