After yesterday's blind panic, I did the counter-intuitive thing and put on something sexy. Hubby was appreciative. Which, naturally, put me right back in my happy place. (didn't hurt that my weight was down this morning, though I vow to stay off the scale for another month so as to not go completely batshit crazy).
He also felt a little sheepish that he didn't own anything he considered equally sexy.
What on earth could a man wear, in bed, to look sexier than a naked man?
"That doesn't leave much to the imagination," he said. But, speaking just as ME, I told him I don't think women think that way.
"Women don't have an imagination?" he asked.
But I don't think that's it. We just don't go in for the "little scrap of fabric covering the naughty bits".
So, I was thinking...what looks good on a man?
I have come up with the following list:
Work clothes: either spiffy office duds, or that grimy busted-knuckle thing. I can confirm this by the way my friend VeggieBlonde rhapsodizes about men in white, oxford cloth shirts with the sleeves rolled up. Ooh, she gets that dreamy look in her eyes.
Clubbing clothes. Not too prissy, just dress up a bit, ok, guys? The guy in the suit, who then dirty dances with you while managing not to spill his beer, looks good, most nights. And of course the tuxedo, if the circumstances merit.
Good shoes. But I mentioned this to a friend and she looked at me like I was nuts. Apparently I have a female version of the foot fetish. I have a real thing for a certain style of men's shoe. Gotta go buy some for Hubby.
And let us not forget the Marlboro Man. There is a guy I see from time to time, who is clearly not from the Happy Boondocks. Or, at least, not MY area of Boondockery. He is always in the tight little jeans, boots, leather jacket and cowboy hat. I never would have thought that was going to spin my wheels, but I tell ya, that guy moseys by and I take notice. I think if you can manage that look, you should give it a try. But you've gotta be trim. (As a chunky chick, I apologize for that requirement. I feel your pain, big men. I'm just tellin' it like it is.)
Playful clothing, also fun. A friend of ours wears Fun Stuff. You know, work shirts with weird names on them, tuxedo shirts with jeans, Chucks with his suit...the man looks great. But he is wearing Confidence, more than the clothes. And yes, he is also the only man who comes to mind who can wear an earring and not look ridiculous, to me. Women latch onto him so much, they stop other women just to shake their heads and say, "If he weren't married, I would be ALL OVER THAT." (I know, because a woman pulled me aside to say just that, a few weeks ago).
So as I thought of these various things I thought, "None of that sounds like lingerie."
The closest I could come was the jeans-and-no-shirt look. But, again, that one pretty much requires you can carry off the Marlboro Man, only better.
Any other options out there, that I have neglected?