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80 Man-Repelling Fashion Statements

From Sunglasses with Bows to Cat-Like Claws

— June 5, 2012 — Fashion
Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder, these man-repelling fashion statements will be envied by ladies, but detested by gents. The term "man repelling" was popularized by fashion blogger and chief man repeller Leandra Medine.

Medine defines man repelling as the art of "outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex." There are a number of fashion trends and ensembles that are generally disliked by males yet idolized by fashionistas. Things like ballerina buns and dark menacing lipsticks are considered high-brow and haughty by the male population. If you want to keep dudes at bay, then consider jumpsuits, military-infused jewelry and bold brows as part of your day-to-day uniform.

Fashion is ultimately about dressing for yourself and doing what makes you confident. So, don't fear the idea of experimenting with these supposed man-repelling fashion statements.
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Intentionally Clashing Editorials
Intentionally Clashing Editorials
The Teen Vogue May 2012 'Hot Topic' Photoshoot is Mismatched
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Leopard Spiked Shoes (UPDATE)
Leopard Spiked Shoes (UPDATE)
The Louboutin Rollerboy Spikes Leopard Shoe Dares to Stand Out
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Pretty Peach Pouts
Pretty Peach Pouts
The Lelya Martian Evgenia Shoot is Sweet and Tender
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Full-Length Pant Outfits
Full-Length Pant Outfits
The Vicktor & Rolf 'Top Belt Jumpsuit' is Extremely High-Wasted
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Daring Leopard Jumpsuits
Daring Leopard Jumpsuits
The Dovile Virsilaite for Forget Them Magazine #1 Shoot is Hot
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Trippy Tie-Dye Designs
Trippy Tie-Dye Designs
The Alisse, Angie and Paola for Somos Magazine Shoot Depicts Beachside Fun
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Coat Couture Editorials
Coat Couture Editorials
The Numéro China December 2011 Issue is Elegantly French
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Tribal-Printed Hammer Pants
Tribal-Printed Hammer Pants
The Nicole Miller Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Not for Wallflowers
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Bag-Lady Chic Captures
Bag-Lady Chic Captures
The Alyona Subbotina for Interview Magazine Shoot is Street Smart
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Crystal Bullet Necklaces
Crystal Bullet Necklaces
Skin & Bones Offers Deadly Accessories
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Frolicsome Fashion Blogger Features
Frolicsome Fashion Blogger Features
Hanneli Mustaparta Hangs with Tank Magazine Spring 2012
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Pattern-Clashing Spring Fashion
Pattern-Clashing Spring Fashion
Glamour Germany May 2011 Editorial Shows Vibrant, Motley Outfits
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Subtly Vibrant Beauty Shots
Subtly Vibrant Beauty Shots
The Fashion Gone Rogue Light Beneath Stars the Bright Isabel Hickmann
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High Hair Lookbooks
High Hair Lookbooks
Jess Gold for Union Spring 2012 is Enticing
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Boyish Style Icon Campaigns
Boyish Style Icon Campaigns
Tomboy Spring Summer 2012 Features Chole Sevigny
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Samurai Top Knots
Samurai Top Knots
The Dean Quinn A/W 10-11 Line is Twisted
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Purple-Browed Photoshoots
Purple-Browed Photoshoots
The Alana Zimmer Contributor Magazine Editorial is Futuristic
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Opulent Fall Editorials
Opulent Fall Editorials
This Kelsey Van Mook Vogue Turkey Photo Shoot is Rich With Fashion
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Cat-Like Claws
Cat-Like Claws
Nail Quills by Mike Pocock is Reminiscent of Felines
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Expressive Cosmetic Pictorials
Expressive Cosmetic Pictorials
Feufollet from Factice Magazine Goes from Sultry to Playful
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Lace-Masked Shoots
Lace-Masked Shoots
The Vogue China February 2012 Editorials Features Feathers
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Retro Chauffeured Hollywood Shoots
Retro Chauffeured Hollywood Shoots
Cosmopolitan South Africa April 2012 Goes to 'Sunset Boulevard'
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Human Hair Shoulder Pads
Human Hair Shoulder Pads
The Holly Russell Collection is Buzzworthy
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Feral Ear Ornaments
Feral Ear Ornaments
The Njuu Feather Ear Cuffs Will Add a New Allure to Your Look
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Woven Clogs
Woven Clogs
The Ugg Vivica Clog May not Have Ankle Support, but it has Style
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Wonder Woman-Themed Jewelry
Wonder Woman-Themed Jewelry
The Piana AW12/13 Virtus Set is Superwoman-esque
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Athletic Technicolor Editorials
Athletic Technicolor Editorials
The Elle USA 'Training Day' Photoshoot is Multi-Hued and Agile
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Vibrant Candid Captures
Vibrant Candid Captures
The Tommy Ton for Harper's Bazaar Korea May 2012 Issue is Punchy
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Clunky Statement Clogs
Clunky Statement Clogs
The Jeffrey Campbell FW 2010 Lookbook Stomps the Streets
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Regal Boho Spreads
Regal Boho Spreads
The Mary-Kate Olsen Marie Claire Photoshoot is Calm, Cool & Collected
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Retrofied Androgyny
Retrofied Androgyny
The Diane Kruger ‘Vogue Germany' Photo Spread is Strangely Soft
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Hippie Wallpaper Advertorials
Hippie Wallpaper Advertorials
The Frankie Morello Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Pre-Collection is Vibrant
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Fierce Feline Footwear
Fierce Feline Footwear
The Jeffrey Campbell Lita Cat Tapestry Shoes Are Hilarious Heels
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Smokin' Sapphic Suiting
Smokin' Sapphic Suiting
Stylish Modeling Duo Martha Hunt and Daria P in GQ UK
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Sunglasses with Bows
Sunglasses with Bows
Bandage Chic Bowdacious Shades
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Opulent 70s Styles
Opulent 70s Styles
Ayten Alpun Channels the Disco Era for Marie Claire Turkey May 2011
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Smoldering Ebony Photoshoots
Smoldering Ebony Photoshoots
The Harper's Bazaar Turkey May 2012 Editorial Stars Angela Lind
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Vibrantly Turbaned Beautorials
Vibrantly Turbaned Beautorials
Harper's Bazaar Beauty Singapore for December 2011 is Chromatic
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Glacial Queen Shoots
Glacial Queen Shoots
Eniko Mihalik and Terry Richardson Play with Snow for Harper's Bazaar
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Soft Elegance Fashion Captures
Soft Elegance Fashion Captures
Sicilian Girl by Greg Adamski is Whimsically Pretty
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Hogwarts Cosmetics
Hogwarts Cosmetics
This Hufflepuff Eye Makeup is Spellbinding
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Super-Tall Top Knots
Super-Tall Top Knots
Fei Fei Sun Gets An A for 'High Knots Classroom' in Vogue China
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Blooming Shoulder Pads
Blooming Shoulder Pads
Maciej Bernas Snaps Iza Folga in a Gorgeous Spring-Inspired Shoot
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Shockingly Spiked Accessories (UPDATE)
Shockingly Spiked Accessories (UPDATE)
LUSASUL Jewelry Offers Bold and Contemporary Designs
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Sharp Shooter Manicures
Sharp Shooter Manicures
The Magazine 'SuperSuper!' Shows Off Some Serious Gun Nail Decals
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Super Striped Jumpsuits
Super Striped Jumpsuits
Solve Sundsbo Shoots Julia Stegner with the Top Down
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Twosome Towering Heels
Twosome Towering Heels
The Jeffrey Campbell 'Get Out' Pumps are Super Hot
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Knitted Harem Pants
Knitted Harem Pants
Bohemian Styles for Winter Warmness in VMAN Magazine
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Orifice-Linking Jewelry
Orifice-Linking Jewelry
The Ms Fitz Ear-To-Nose Chains are Eastern-Inspired
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Punk-Glam Fusion
Punk-Glam Fusion
'Rocka Rolla' by Dexter Quinto Shows Rockstars & Haute Couture Can Coexist
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Casual Faded Fashion
Casual Faded Fashion
Blonde Magazine March 2010 Features Simplistic Comfort
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Neon Eyeshadow Lookbooks
Neon Eyeshadow Lookbooks
The Carla Chan SS13 Graduate Collection is Vibrant and Billowing
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Golden Spiked Jewelry
Golden Spiked Jewelry
Amanda Assad Mounse's Jewelry Collection is Glamorously Hot
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Beachside Biker Chick Captures
Beachside Biker Chick Captures
The Valeria Dmitrienko Vogue Taiwan Photo Shoot is Dramatic
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Hair Transformation Editorials
Hair Transformation Editorials
Ones2watch 'Come as You Are' Features Wide-Ranging 'Dos
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Quilted Leather Bodysuits
Quilted Leather Bodysuits
The Chanel Iman Deutsch Magazine Editorial for Fall 2009
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Heavenly Crown Accessories
Heavenly Crown Accessories
The Urban Outfitters Headdress is Chic and 60s-Inspired
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Reviving Harem Pants
Reviving Harem Pants
Chic Modern Versions of an 80's Fashion Disaster
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Explosive Ethical Jewelry
Explosive Ethical Jewelry
'peaceBOMB' Bracelets Embrace War-Inflicted Cities
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Conceited Painter Captures
Conceited Painter Captures
The Vogue China SS12 Shoot Stars TV Host China Chow
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Rockabilly Chic Shoots
Rockabilly Chic Shoots
The Frida Gustavsson Elle Sweden Editorial is Retro-Inspired
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Fiercely Embellished Ensembles
Fiercely Embellished Ensembles
The H&M Fall 2012 Lookbook is a Stylish Girl Must-See
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Exploding Bomb Handbags
Exploding Bomb Handbags
Dafne Balatsos' Stud Ball is a Lipstick Holder and Weapon in One
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Fish Roe Fingernails
Fish Roe Fingernails
The Ciaté ‘Caviar Manicure' is a Delectible Masterpiece
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Fierce Facial Piercing Photoshoots
Fierce Facial Piercing Photoshoots
The Anna de Rijk L'Officiel Netherlands Editorial Shoot is Dark
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Spiked Nails
Spiked Nails
The Thorn Manicure Takes Cues from Roses and Retro Style
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Youthful Doll-Like Editorials
Youthful Doll-Like Editorials
The Numero China May 2012 Stars a Playful Anais Pouliot
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Fierce Spiky Heels
Fierce Spiky Heels
The Sam Edelman Lorissa Peeptoe Spiked Stud Heels are Ultra-Rock Glam
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Peacock Jumpsuits
Peacock Jumpsuits
The Roberto Cavalli 2011 Cruise Collection is Seductive & Seaside-Inspired
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Sky-High Patterned Shoes
Sky-High Patterned Shoes
The Jeffrey Campbell for Black Milk Collection is out of This World
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Fiercely Forceful Pumps
Fiercely Forceful Pumps
The Ruthie Davis A/W 2011 Collection Packs a Punch
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Minnie Mouse Headgear
Minnie Mouse Headgear
Juliett K. Rocks Animal Ear Headbands
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Nail Rings
Nail Rings
A New Way to Decorate Your Nails Without Any Polish
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Print Overload Maxidresses
Print Overload Maxidresses
The Bianca Balti Vogue Mexico Photo Shoot is 70s Chic
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Bullet Jewelry
Bullet Jewelry
Bullets2Bandages Accessories are Designed to Support Healing and Peace
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Chained Galactic Shoulder Pads
Chained Galactic Shoulder Pads
'Let's Party' in Numero Japan Blends Sci-Fi Style & Rocker Fashion
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Hot Hardware-Inspired Trinkets
Hot Hardware-Inspired Trinkets
The Andrea Lieberman Jewelry Collection is Stunningly Simple
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Carefree Pink-Hued Campaigns
Carefree Pink-Hued Campaigns
The Planet Blue Fall 2012 Lookbook is Hippie Chic
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Eccentric Ethereal Editorials
Eccentric Ethereal Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Simone' Shoot is Heavenly Vibrant
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Superheroic Eye Shadows
Superheroic Eye Shadows
Makeup Artist Jangsara Celebrates The Avengers with Alluring Looks
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