Are you ready for your white wedding because you’re virginal and pure, OR is your biological clock ticking and you want to settle down, OR is your bank account dwindling and you need a sugar daddy? Whatever your case may be, Wardrobe Wire is here to help you dress for that successful husband hunting conquest. Do keep in mind when hunting that men are extremely insecure these days while women tend to be very aggressive. This works out great for the guys because they can just sit back while women hits on them. Well, that sucks for us women that want the guy to come to US. Ignoring the guy you want might have worked in kindergarten, but it will not work anymore. Make eye contact with him, hold it is along as you can, then smile and bat your eyelashes at him a little.
We’ve broken the dress code down according to the category of man you’re shopping for. Go get him, girl!
A Billionaire: So you want to marry a billionaire? Good for you! Here are some things to note when hunting for one. There are two types of billionaires we’re going to address. First is the genius, the nerdy Silicon Valley type that has ZERO fashion sense. The second billionaire type comes from old money, probably inherited from family,who is raised to be exquisite at all times.
When searching for the Silicon Valley type billionaire, remember, these guys, for the most part, are dressed awfully and really don’t care about fashion. Therefore, they probably don’t care that much about what you’re wearing. They typically like their women to look simple (almost boring) so that the woman doesn’t outshine them (they tend to be narcissistic). The only thing they REALLY care about is your brain. These guys are frickin’ geniuses, and they want to discuss things with you that have nothing to do with Wardrobe Wire. Gasp!
When dressing for them, it’s best to stick with conservative. Wardrobe Wire does not condone frumpy, though, so please know that you can dress things up, and still look polished, without having to look like a total dweeb. Men are still men and definitely appreciate short skirts and cleavage. A fitted knit dress that hits right above the knees worn with a belt around the waist and a blazer is a good option. It’s classy, leaves something to those wild imaginations of theirs, but is not SO hot that you intimidate them. Remember these types of guys are EXTREMELY awkward socially and often insecure. They also don’t tend to go for women that wear a ton of make-up, fake bake, or are addicted to plastic surgery. Think: non-threatening, conservative, smart, but still polished and classy.
Then there is the royal billionaire. His family has had money forever. Some day the fortune will all be his, less all the inheritance tax he will have to pay (and hopefully he’ll share it with you because he loves you SOOOOOO much). Chances are this guy took etiquette classes, went to private schooling, and was taught how to dress. Thus, he expects the same from you. When hunting for this type of billionaire, you must dress elegant and wear any jewelry that you may have inherited (pearls, diamonds, etc). Make sure every detail of your wardrobe is well put together, all the way down to your fingers and toes. The key word is class. This is the time to bust out that designer suit or dress that you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Think: Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton.
Want to go billionaire hunting? Go to Russia, Silicon Valley, South of France, Russia, exclusive fancy hotels, delicious and expensive steak houses, fly first class (even though they fly private, you might meet one of their friends in first class), and attend events such as the Clinton Global Initiative, TED, etc.
A professional athlete: he likes his women HOT because he likes to show her off. He also likes to cheat on her, too, but that’s beside the point. Feel free to get decked out for this guy in a mini skirt, short dress, cleavage, HIGH heels, etc. He would probably prefer it if you were a famous actress, but that’s not always a must. If you’re serious about MARRYING a professional athlete, you don’t want to look like a bimbo groupie. You must differentiate yourself from the group. You can look sexy and get his attention without having to look like a prostitute. Instead of wearing a skin tight mini dress and five-inch heels like all the other girls, wear leather leggings with heels and a lace sheer camisole with a blazer over it. Take the blazer off if you feel you need to step it up a notch.
Where to go to find a pro athlete? The club. Duh!
A movie star: You’re in luck! This type of guy is pretty easy. Pick up an US Weekly or read Perez Hilton and take note of where all the celebs are being seen: clubs, lounges, restaurants, etc. Then, start going there frequently. Chances are, if you’re dressed well enough and work it properly, you will get a public make out session and your 5 minutes of fame. This might happen because he is a drunken idiot and you aren’t the only one he’s been kissing. Movie stars tend to go for models, or girls that look like models, who dress very trendy, hipster, fashion forward, etc (see our dress code glossary for definitions of these terms). If you really are hunting one down for MARRIAGE, we highly encourage you to think it over one more time. Chances are good he is looking for someone that will help his career in some way.
A CEO: Usher once said, "I want a lady on the street, but a freak in the bed." The CEO has to go to a lot of events and often has a high profile public image to uphold. He wants a woman that he can take out with him knowing that she won’t embarrass him. That said, his days are often spent with grumpy old men in suits. So, when he comes home, he wants a woman that can flip his switch. You have to be chameleon to be with a CEO. Now that you know the above, what should you wear when HUNTING for a CEO? If you’re looking for him during the weekdays, you should be dressed like you have a job (they like that), but you should not be dressed like all the other women he probably sees in his office all day. Put on a knit poncho dress that is short but doesn’t flash him when you bend over. Wear tights underneath (not so thick that they look like leggings though) and ankle boots with heels. In warmer months, still opt for a dress, sans the tights, and pair it with your favorite 4 inch heels. If you’re really feeling courageous, go for the naughty secretary look. Wear a high waist pencil skirt that fits your body like a glove. On top, wear a silk, lace, cleavage-highlighting camisole. Wear it with a really dainty, strappy, high heel. The perfect accessory for CEO hunting is a nice watch and a designer handbag. Let him know you're stylish and classy, but make sure he can tell that there is a little bit of freak in you for late night.
A good place to hunt for a CEO is at charity events, professional sporting events, political fundraisers, fancy restaurants and hotels, and on an airplane in first or business class.
The Artist: you want someone that is artsy fartsy because you’ve heard they make good lovers. This is true, but a good husband? Well, the jury is still out. Regardless, we’re here to help you decide what to wear when in search of your free spirited man. The good news for you is this type of guy loves individuality and personal style. Don’t let that fool you, however. He has a great eye and, as much as he wants to SAY that he is open to self expression, he still judges. Feel free to rock the latest trend in fashion around him, but if you really want to get this guy to notice you, wear that one piece of clothing that differentiates you from the crowd. Whether it is an amazing silk scarf that you inherited from your grandma that can either be worn around your neck or in your hair, OR your favorite piece of costume jewelry that everyone compliments you on, OR a really odd pair of shoes or hat…. ROCK IT! This guy loves edginess. He also loves that certain something that reflects your personality and separates you from the crowd. Boring does not cut it in this man's world (or Wardrobe Wire’s world for that matter). Whatever you do, do NOT over do it. Nothing says “YOU’RE DUMPED” like overkill and over thinking.
Where to go when hunting for an artist? Try an art gallery opening (duh!), a coffee shop, a museum, a park, the theater, or maybe a book club.
A politician: ayayayay!!! Why the he** do you want to marry a politician? Is it because you want power or maybe you want to be cheated on and humiliated in the press? Ugh, sorry, we take it back. Different strokes for different folks. When trying to get the attention of a politician, ask yourself one question: Do you want to be his wife or mistress? Once you’ve answered that question, the rest is easy. If you want to be his wife, you must dress to impress for he wants to be able to use you FOR him, not against him, while on the campaign trail. This is the perfect occasion for busting out your Mikimoto’s and Armani suit. Conservative is the way to go, but still feel free to show some leg and elongate them with your favorite pair of heels. Wear your hair down, but go light on the make up. You WILL be getting judged and gawked at.
Check out our gallery for some outfit ideas. All images from netaporter.com
Stay tuned for Part Deux of What to Wear When Husband Hunting!