why do you think ladies Halloween costumes are more provacative then costumes for guys?

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why do you think ladies Halloween costumes are more provacative then costumes for guys?

edeneve edeneve
I've noticed for years that Halloween costumes are much sexier for ladies than guys. even EF sells sexy costumes for ladies but I don't see any for guys. why do you think ladies Halloween costumes are more provacative then costumes for guys?
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I don't think they are because...
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10/17/2012
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Ansley Ansley
Dontcha know? All women are secretly slutty.

*rolls eyes*

The truth is, sex sells and it sells well enough that it's a multi-billion dollar industry. I really don't pay attention to stuff like that. If I find something that I think is distasteful, I just don't buy it.
10/17/2012
laflauta laflauta
I've definitely noticed this, especially being on a college campus. When I look at costumes, I would love more options than looking like a stripper or swimming around in a costume made for men. Why aren't more modest costumes that are also flattering available?
That being said, sexy costumes do have a place. There are a lot a women who look forward to the opportunity to be sexy on Halloween, and I fully support that choice. I just wish there was a wider range of options available for women.
10/17/2012
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I think they are because its what sells.
10/17/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by edeneve
I've noticed for years that Halloween costumes are much sexier for ladies than guys. even EF sells sexy costumes for ladies but I don't see any for guys. why do you think ladies Halloween costumes are more provacative then costumes for guys?
I think in general terms of lingerie, etc. only so much can be done for men.
10/17/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
Men will only wear things that are so provocative while most people want to see women in the smallest outfits possible.
10/17/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
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Originally posted by deltalima
I think in general terms of lingerie, etc. only so much can be done for men.
I agree with this.
10/17/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Because in a patriarchal society, the female body is considered the sexier of the two main genders, and is therefor encouraged to be put on display as often as possible. As long as it's under a certain size.

10/17/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I feel like women are sexualized so much more in our society and a man in a super sexy outfit is "funny" not sexy usually
10/17/2012
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
You can just do more with female costumes. You can fit them to show off your chest, your ass, your legs, etc. I'm not sure how much companies could do for a males costume to make them sexier.
10/17/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Well yeah, just go out and look at them. Even the "scary" ones are sexy. Though I have to admit I did love the female Chucky and Freddy Kruger but I already ordered a costume from here.
10/17/2012
pirata pirata
because everyone finds women sexy! Seriously though, how do you dress a guy up in a sexy fashion? Women's clothing comes in infinitely more varieties than men's. Other than naked or a suit, there isn't really a whole lot of ways to dress a man sexily.
10/23/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
because women are more likely to wear something sexy than a man would
10/24/2012
table38792 table38792
I think it's because there's just so much more variety in women's clothing than men's. More options so more inventory?
02/21/2013
fizzygato fizzygato
Depends what you mean by "provocative."

If by that you mean trying to highlight sexualized features, it's cuz that's how women's bodies are portrayed is as sexual objects, here anyway.
02/21/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by edeneve
I've noticed for years that Halloween costumes are much sexier for ladies than guys. even EF sells sexy costumes for ladies but I don't see any for guys. why do you think ladies Halloween costumes are more provacative then costumes for guys?
I think that they're provocative because that is what sells. Women with more average body types still choose to wear sexy costumes as they usually receive positive reactions. Males with less than stellar physiques don't often get the same attention when dressed sexily if they can't "pull it off," so to speak. They may, however, get attention when dressed humorously or very creatively, and thus this is a clear choice for the average male.
02/23/2013
OhMyGlob OhMyGlob
02/23/2013
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Because in a patriarchal society, the female body is considered the sexier of the two main genders, and is therefor encouraged to be put on display as often as possible. As long as it's under a certain size.

Basically.
If guys' bodies were more objectified in western society there would be more similar male costumes.
02/24/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
Because we as a culture objectify women and make women want to be objectified because it means they get attention. It's horrible and wrong but that's the way we work as a culture.
02/24/2013
snowminx snowminx
Men are all about the eye candy. I don't think showing your chest off in a Halloween would be really that sexy for most guys. Please just keep the non-sexy outfits for guys please!
03/01/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I think that they're provocative because that is what sells. Women with more average body types still choose to wear sexy costumes as they usually receive positive reactions. Males with less than stellar physiques don't often get the same ...
True.
03/01/2013
bratcat bratcat
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I think that they're provocative because that is what sells. Women with more average body types still choose to wear sexy costumes as they usually receive positive reactions. Males with less than stellar physiques don't often get the same ...
this is a very good point. But while "sex sells" a lot of it has to do with the sexualization of women's bodies being a norm, which is why even halloween for children are getting more and more "racy" when it comes to the types of costumes there are. SecondStorybring up a good point, since the media portrays this ideal body type and the over sexualization of women's bodies we tend to objectify ourselves as it becomes a norm (see statistics on little girls views of the own self image and its horrifying). Self objectification leads to so many other horrible things such as increase rates of anxiety, depression and eating disorders, but it's so profitable for many companies to make money of this, even food industries. There has been in increase in self objectifying behavior in men, but it has less to do with what is considered sexy but rather what we perceive as masculine in the media.
03/01/2013
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