For the former, which we personally think is way more fun, women go for things that are "cute" and uber-trendy -- such as clogs, denim overalls, the newest shade of Chanel nail polish -- no matter how bizarre they might be.
But when women dress for men, they often stick to the tried-and-true formula of body-hugging silhouettes that don't stray too far from the norm.
Now, in a new survey by MSN U.K., men in the MSN office were polled about what they consider to be the most cringe-worthy looks ladies are rocking today.
Below, the top 10 offenders and reasoning from the male brain.
1. Harem Pants
He Says: "'I Dream of Jeannie'? I dream that you didn't look like MC Hammer, or worst case scenario, that you've had an accident."
He Says: "They're the ultimate in women-dressing-for-other-women fashion -- confusing and overly clever. At best you look like a sexy toddler, at worst like my Mum in the '70s."
He Says: "Why would anyone choose to actively look like Bjorn Borg?"
4. Gladiator Sandals
He Says: "Please don't wear them. I will have to spend my summer desperately trying to block out a mental image of Russell Crowe in a loincloth."
He Says: "They look like lederhosen, which really only works for 5-year-old Austrian boys and the Austrian mothers that love them."
He Says: "I am perplexed as to why women think it's cool to dress like Cyndi Lauper. Do girls really want to have fun? I think they would have a lot more if they removed their leggings."
7. Ugg Boots
He Says: "Ugg boots, more like Uggly boots -- especially when worn with skinny jeans, it looks like your legs have been swapped for a pair of seven irons."
8. Oversized Sunglasses
He Says: "You look like a human-size praying mantis walking towards me."
9. Tuxedo Dressing
He Says: "This just makes me confused and uncomfortable about my sexuality. Next."
10. Fringed Detailing
He Says: "Now I am just thinking about Russell Crowe again, gah."
Um, there goes our entire wardrobe. Dream on, boys!
But really, do you think these men are onto something or do they just not get it? Let us know in a comment.
In related news, read about another survey, which found that men enjoy a little pampering.