Screw Lingerie, There's Something Men Find Sexier


Sasha and RobLast Friday, I discovered something new: My husband goes crazy for sundresses.

Oh, I knew he had a fetish for bikinis (which is why I have more bikinis than sets of bras and underwear) and I knew he liked tight tank tops and shorts, but sundresses? This was new.

"I feel the need to grope you," my husband said when I came out of the bedroom wearing a relatively tame -- albeit see-through and short -- thick-strapped, boho sundress.

And then I started seeing Facebook status updates from my male friends, like: "Summer = Sundress season. Yay!" And no, these were not the kind of men who might be wearing the dresses themselves.

It all begs the question: What is so great about a sundress?

My hubby is not alone. According to a survey by Cotton Incorporated, men would prefer a sundress to almost any other summer attire.

"Historically, most men (34 percent) say a good-looking woman looks sexiest in a casual sundress. And that sentiment only increases as men age, to the point where 42 percent of men aged 55 to 70 prefer a woman in a casual sundress over denim jeans or an elegant dinner dress."

According to my friend D, it's all about the drought: "After a long winter without any skin, the sundress is a welcome sight." Oh, and of course the obvious, he said: "Easy access."

Another friend, K, mentioned that sundresses are appealing because most have thin straps: "They might snap at any moment, exposing the goodness inside."

Others mentioned early Playboy and its effect on the developing male psyche. "Back in the day, they always had women in sundresses and videos as well. Anna Nicole Smith is one I remember. In our perverted years when we were discovering our feelings, we were surrounded by these images," my friend A told me.

So I'm in my early 30s and still learning so many things. And while I'm pondering this, I'm going to dig through the closet and put my three best sundresses on a more permanent rotation.

Do you have any surprise clothing that makes your husband/partner go crazy?

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Cafe Amy Cafe Amy

I have no idea if my husband likes it when I wear a sundress... but I love it - for pretty much the same reasons mentioned above!

CherB... CherBearCM

Well I think it's time for me to invest in a sundress.  I used to wear them but pretty much stopped wearing any type of dress or skirt years ago... I have no idea why!  But I do like sundresses, they're casual but somewhat dressy at the same time!  And cute too!

jeann... jeannesager

Honestly, I think the sundress plays into the easy access concept -- they're easy to pick up for a quickie anywhere, and the tops usually are easy to move around for boob access! 

xavie... xavierlogan09

i love sundresses. my so likes my sundress. i need to buy some more. my sundress doesn't have straps though. thankfully my boobs got bigger after i had my son. so they hold up well.

lovin... lovinangels

DH heartily concurs.

LoriA... LoriAnn87

my husband loves whatever i wear.

2boys... 2boysandgirl23

i never used to wear dresses but now that i have a few sun dresses i bought becuase they are so much cooler than to wear shorts here in louisiana my husband loves them. i nver thought of them t be sexy but now i do and it makes me feel good to look sexy and still conservative for a mom, thanx!!

Javi0... Javi05Eli07

I found this one out 2 years ago.  My husband and I were in a slump and couldn't seem to get along about anything.  I was sick of it so I asked a guy friend what guys want to see on their women, his answer was a sundress.  I went and bought a sundress, since then my husband hasn't been able to keep his hands off of me whenever I wear one.  Best advice I could have ever asked for.

nonmember avatar miro bog

I am a man @ my 41 and have learned a lesson. It is not that much what you wearing, than how you wearing it. A lot of women think that if they wear/buy sexy dress that they are sexy. Sorry, but it is not true. That works only on female who knows how to wear it. I ment to know how to smile, how to walk (not like a duck), how to wear/use curves what she has..........

nonmember avatar Humans Are Fail

"A lot of women think that if they wear/buy sexy dress that they are sexy. Sorry, but it is not true."

TOTALLY AGREE with this comment! Sundresses are only for the skinny. Think about it - sundress equals short, sleeveless, no chest support: do you really want to see a fattie in a sundress?! *shiver*

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