StyleHiving: Make Me A Supermodel Men Weigh In

I’ll admit that my understanding of the inner workings of the male mind is sort of limited. However, that doesn’t mean you should discard the suggestions I provide in my weekly date-night articles because let me tell you, I do my homework. In addition to soliciting tips and probing the minds of every one of my guy friends, their friends, and pretty much every dude that crosses my path, I also make sure to ask every male celebrity for his take on what makes a girl look sexy and what they like to see their ladies wearing on a date. Sure I have to deal with the fact that they usually interpret this as me hitting on them, but it’s all in the name of research!

I don’t know how many of you watched the show Make Me A Supermodel. I was given the chance to interview all the cast-offs plus the show’s co-host, Tyson Beckford, and made sure to find out what gets their pulses racing a little faster. Let’s see what they had to say, shall we?

TYSON’S TAKE: For a date, always wear a dress…it depends on where you’re going though. Shoes always make a girl look sexy. All kinds — the higher the better. Shoes make the outfit, and it also makes you ladies feel good when you have on good shoes. And you know, you know those shoes look good on you.” — Tyson

OUR TAKE: If you’re going to go for super sexy shoes, keep the dress simple, yet still sexy, of course. A mini dress in a plain color is a great choice, or you can go for something more body-con with stilettos.

[Thread Social, $437, Max Studio Bombay Sandals, $159, Alice + Olivia, $352]

PERRY’S TAKE: “I think the sexiest thing on a girl is jeans and a tee-shirt and, like, a baseball hat or something. I mean, I appreciate when girls get all dolled up — I love when they make the effort, but also when it’s really laid-back. I would say for a first date you might want to dress up a little bit more because you want to leave a good impression, you want to feel comfortable and confident with who you are and you want to look your best. A cute little skirt and a little tank, not a lot of — let him see who you are. Dress sexy, but dress comfortable. You want the guy to be, like, “Wow, this person is beautiful.”

OUR TAKE: To keep it sexy and comfortable, pair a looser top with your mini skirt. Wear the look with ballet flats or sandals if you want to keep it casual or with pumps to sex it up a bit.


[Alexander Wang, $324, Vera Wang round neck top, $365, Nanette Lepore Skirt, $195]

BEN’S TAKE: “I like a girl who looks natural — not a lot of bells and whistles, not a lot of makeup, not a lot of hair. Keep it simple, like jeans and a t-shirt. I like a conservative girl, somebody whose not ready to throw everything out there. Somebody whose confident in themselves, that’s pretty sexy.”
OUR TAKE: Try a pair of skinny jeans and loose tee or tunic to achieve the perfect balance between sexy and laidback.


[Twenty8Twelve, $110, Urban Outfitters Artist Series Tee, $38]

CASEY’S TAKE: “Being sexy isn’t about looks, it’s about presence — everyone’s beautiful in their own way. There have been many instances where I’ve talked to people who have a great amount of confidence and a huge presence and I’ll be, like, ‘Wow, I kind of want their life.’ So what I think makes girls look their sexiest is just having the great presence and confidence in themselves.”

OUR TAKE: Check out our Date Night Tips article for ways to stay cool and confident under date-night pressure.

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