How to Dress So Basic Bros Leave You Alone

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Photo: Bek Andersen

It’s hard for a woman to know what exactly to wear to deflect unwanted attention from men. Man Repeller Leandra Medine's pioneering attempts didn’t exactly takeLuckily, Huffington Post editors have asked the male fashion geniuses in their lives to complete the sentence “I hate when women wear…” According to their survey, men hate when women wear beanies, floppy hats, hair bows, open-side shirts, oversize sweaters, shoulder pads, peplums, bandeau bikinis (“they just make your shoulders look like a linebacker”), bright lipstick, heavy eye makeup, fake nails, bangles, pointy-toed shoes, wedge sneakers, ultra-high heels, fold-over ankle boots (“it looks like the shoes have foreskins”), high-waisted jeans, high-waisted shorts, high-waisted skirts (“it lacks a certain degree of subtlety”), pantsuits (“you’re a woman, not a man”), drop-crotch pants (“really, any loose fitting pants,) and mullet dresses (“I just don't get it — where's the fucking party??? You are covering the back!"). The question is how to wear all of these things at once.