THEY say honesty is the best policy,
but when it comes to the question
that women always ask their men-
folk: “How do I look?” - is there ever a
Dear blokes, all of you. If the woman
you love, your best female friend,
your mum, sister or aunty asks your
opinion on an outft, beware!
There are two types of question:
number one ‘how do I look?’ which
(read the tone of voice) most often
translates to ‘you-really-should-have-
you-haven’t-mentioned-it-yet’. So you
are already in the bad books. Making
a comment now about how that
particular skirt makes her look a bit
frumpy is not going to go down well.
She thinks she looks good, but just
wants some reassurance, everyone
likes a compliment. Say something
nice, you fool.
Now there is the second type of
question: “Does my bum look big in
this?” “Does this shirt make me look
manly?” “Do I look ridiculous?” – the
tone, again, will tell you all you need to
know. Most likely she already thinks
she looks less-than-her-
best and you have two
options: agree or disagree.
If you disagree because
you think she looks
gorgeous, you already
know she isn’t happy in
what she is wearing, and
therefore isn’t going to feel
confdent. If you agree there is always
the risk of offence.
I’d recommend telling the truth,
but doing it gently – if you honestly
like the outft, tell her, and ask why
she feels uncomfortable in it. She
may come up with the solution
to her wardrobe dilemma herself,
for example, adding a statement
necklace to draw attention away from
a problem area.
If you know it looks bad, the classic
“If you are not happy with it, why
don’t you wear (insert favourite item
of clothing) you always look great in
that.” In either case you’ll be a winner.
Men of Milton Keynes, please tread
carefully in this minefeld. Good luck.
Ladies, if you are reading this and
wishing your man could use such tactbrandish this paper under his nose
– hopefully he’ll get the hint.