Ladies, you know what they say about fashion: You should only wear something if the majority of men deem it sexually attractive.
Because we’ve all been desperately awaiting a bunch of perverted dudes’ verdicts on our swimwear choices for summer, a self-proclaimed “travel-dating site” MissTravel.com helpfully asked their male users what they thought of the high-waisted bikini—a 1950s trend experiencing a resurgence with help from celebs like Taylor Swift.
Gals, it looks like we should all stop what we’re doing and light a massive bonfire to burn our high-waisted swimwear, because MissTravel.com has found that men “rue the day the style ever came back in vogue,” according to a press release. Goodness gracious!
Of more than 43,875 respondents, 80 percent hate the high-waisted bikini. Sixteen percent are indifferent, and a measly four percent love it.
Okay, serious talk now: Who are guys to express the perceived un-sexiness of the high-waisted bikini? The last we checked, not all dudes exactly look like Adonis as they stroll down the beach in their swim trunks—high-waisted or otherwise.
Ms. Swift in her 50s-style two-piece is a veritable goddess compared to some of these bathing-suit-clad men:
Be they black or—shudder—leopard print, designer Roberto Cavalli’s Speedos are always painful to behold:
Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
We know he was in character, but this is still not the height of sexiness.
This blinding, neon orange Speedo is a definite miss.
Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat
This one speaks for itself.
This is more or less a bathing suit, right? And it’s bad.
Not just a Speedo, but a camouflage Speedo.