When a guy notices your clothes and makes a comment or compliments you, does it mean he’s into you?
It can mean this, absolutely!
It can also mean some other things like he’s being nice, trying to get to know you better, or he just appreciates good fashion!
Here are 5 things it can mean when a guy notices your clothes, and how you can read his body language.
5 Things It Means when A Guy Notices Your Clothes
1. He’s Attracted to You
If a guy notices your clothes, the obvious reason – and often the hope – is that it means the guy is attracted to you.
It could be anything from saying “I love your dress” to “you look really hot in that top”, you’ll have to judge his comment based on what you’re wearing and what you know about the guy.
Also, pay attention to his body language.
If you notice that he’s looking at you a lot and seems flushed or nervous when he talks to you, these are all signs that he’s attracted to you.
Related – Here is what it means when a guy notices your nails.
2. He’s a Good Friend and Is Just Being Nice
If you have a good friendship with a guy and he notices your clothes and it’s unlikely he likes you more than a friend, it could just be that he’s being an attentive friend.
He might say something like “I love that color on you” or “you always look so put together”.
In this case, his body language will likely be more relaxed and he won’t seem as nervous as he would if he were attracted to you.
It’s always nice when friends take notice of our clothes and give us compliments, give him a compliment back!
3. He’s Breaking the Ice and Wants to Get to Know You
If you don’t know the guy very well but maybe you have mutual friends, work together, or have some kind of connection – he may be trying to befriend you.
In this case, he might say something like “That’s a really cool jacket” or “I like your style”.
He may also try to engage you in conversation about your clothing choices or ask where you got something.
This is a great way to get to know someone better, so if you’re interested in getting to know him too, this is the perfect ice breaker.
4. He Has an Eye for Fashion
There are some guys out there who just love fashion and appreciate seeing cool clothes and will notice what others are wearing.
If you have a style that is unique or put together well, he may compliment you and say something like “I love your outfit, where did you get it?” or “You always look so stylish”.
I don’t need to tell you that this is a huge compliment, and who knows, you may end up with a new friend to share fashion tips with!
5. He Thinks You’re Feeling Down and Wants to Make You Feel Better
This is a really sweet reason why a guy might notice your clothes.
If he sees that you’re wearing something you normally wouldn’t wear or you look like you’re having a bad day, he might say something to try and make you feel better.
He might say something like “That color looks great on you” or “You always look so beautiful”.
It’s always nice to know that someone cares, and if a guy is willing to give you a compliment to lift your spirit, he’s a sweet guy and a good friend.
Related – What it really means when a guy says you’re pretty.
Other Signs to Look for That a Guy Likes You
If a guy compliments you on what you’re wearing, it’s natural to wonder if they like you or if they’re just being polite.
There will always be other clues, so I thought I’d cover some of the more obvious body language cues and things to look out for.
If a guy is doing any of the following in combination with complimenting your clothes, I think he probably likes you:
- he’s looking at you a lot and or glancing and smiling
- he seems nervous or fidgety when he talks to you
- he touches you in a playful way while talking
- he mirrors your body language when you’re talking
- he’s smiling a lot and is always happy when you’re around
- he laughs at all your jokes (even if they’re not funny!)
- he’s always trying to help you or do things for you
There is never a set way a guy acts when he fancies a girl or is attracted to her, but there are always clues!
I’m sure you’ll be able to pick up on the cues once you start paying attention.
Most guys find it almost impossible not to be increasingly more obvious as time goes by!
There are a few things it could mean, but usually, if a guy says he likes your shirt he’s just being nice or he’s trying to start a conversation with you.
It’s always nice to receive compliments from friends, so if you’re interested in the guy maybe you can use this to find out more about him and see if he likes you.
Strictly speaking, coworkers should keep things professional and not make personal comments – but it happens all the time.
It could be a sign that they like you, as a coworker wouldn’t normally cross such a line so pay attention to their body language around you.
When someone compliments your outfit, you can say something like “thank you, I’m glad you like it” or “I’m so happy you noticed, I really love this outfit”.
You can also ask where they got their clothes if you’re interested in their style. Compliments are always nice to receive so enjoy them!
Image credits – Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.