further proof that women dress for other women.

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:

man·re·pell·er1 [mahn-ree-peller]

–noun
outfitting 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 pants
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
*DISCLAIMER: the above conversation took place in this room 5 minutes ago.

Origin:
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 forms

man·re·pell·ant, noun
love. it.
check it out for yourself.

 

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