Whether you’re hoping to up your chances in the dating department or simply find style and gender studies intriguing, today’s story is for you. Putting personality traits aside, we searched around to find scientific explanations behind the items of clothing others find most attractive on women. From the age-old wearing-red trick to exposing an unexpected body part, read on to find out what it takes to make someone look twice (according to science, that is). And as always, make sure you’re comfortable in whatever you wear—you’re the most important critic of your own style.
Scroll down for the five items that scientifically make women more attractive.
According to this study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, high heels increase a woman’s attractiveness. The study also showed that women wearing heels have a higher chance of being approached. Surprised?
Black court shoes are always useful to have in your wardrobe.
No new news here, but in case you need a refresher, here’s a study published by The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that proves the color red enhances males’ attraction to females. Looking to add more red to your wardrobe? Shop our pick below.
Okay, this one doesn’t technically have scientific proof, but Elizabeth Hawes’s words of wisdom on what men find attractive is worth including: “Five out of five men are said to look twice at any girl in a black dress.”
Easy enough, right? Keep scrolling to find your next little black dress.
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If you think long, slender legs win as the best physical asset according to men, think again. A study from the University of New South Wales shows men are actually more attracted to a woman’s arms. Put this fun fact to use, and shop our favourite sleeveless pick below.
We crushing on green right now.
Show off your curves in a body-con dress because according to researchers in New Zealand, men prefer an hourglass-like figure with a larger waist-to-hips ratio. So if you’ve got it, flaunt it, and if you’re lacking in the hips department, try this style trick to create the illusion of an hourglass. Keep scrolling to shop two of our favourite hip-hugging dress below.
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