3 Universally Attractive Outfits, According to Science
When it comes to the outfits that set you apart, turning to science may seem like a surprising choice, but the facts don't lie. And since there's no equation that helps you get dressed in the morning (if only it were so easy), when scientific studies take style seriously, we’re apt to listen. Ever wondered what really makes for the most attractive outfit? We turned to the data to find out what fashion choices men find most alluring. According to science, there are a few important things to consider.
First off, when it comes to colour, red truly stands out from the crowd. Other style choices like wearing high heels, accentuating your waist, and showing a bit of shoulder make a difference too. While we advocate wearing whatever look makes you feel best, it’s hard to resist taking tips from the cold, hard facts. Based on the results of the studies, we found three universally chic looks that cover the bases. Give these outfits a spin, and you’ll feel confident you've got the answer.
Read on to see the three universally attractive outfits and to shop them for yourself!
A Red Dress + Heeled Booties
According to a study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the color red enhances men's attraction to women. So no surprise, a bold crimson dress stands out from the crowd. A tie or belt cinched at the narrowest part of the waist helps highlight an hourglass figure, and heeled boots feel fashion forward and help elongate your frame.
A Cropped Tank + Trousers + Heels
Studies show that men are drawn to an hourglass figure, so go ahead and highlight your waist is by combining a high-waisted pair of pants, like jeans or trousers, with a cropped tank. Choose pants that taper at the leg to help accentuate your lines. And on top, go for a tank that shows off your shoulders and a hint of your waist. Finish with a pair of high heels, which increase women's attractiveness according to another study.
Shoulder-Bearing Tops and Dresses + Heels
You might find it surprising, but a study from the University of New South Wales shows that men are more attracted to arms and shoulders than other parts of the body. So if you're searching for the ensemble that is scientifically most attractive, one that highlights that area is the way to go.