Sunday, October 2, 2011

Want to Seem Sexy? Wear a Red Dress

Here's a useful tip for attracting guys.  Research* indicates that women or girls who wear red clothing are more likely to attract the attention of guys, be seen as sexy by them, and evoke more courtship-related behaviors.  Whether the garment in question is a red formal dress, a short red skirt, or a red bikini, there is some advantage to wearing red, as compared to more sedate colors.  As Françoise Sagan observed, "a dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off of you."

Of course, also be prepared for some kind of response from them that you have caused.

*To those that say that research is a waste, I submit this in rebuttal.  (This is a polite scientific way of saying "up yours.")  Anyway, I have field-tested this hypothesis.  -- A.B.


Anonymous said...

Oh ho! Can you elaborate on this?

Bilbo said...

Interestingly, it often seems that we have a larger number of red dresses being worn to dance parties than any other color. The runner up is black, which is my personal favorite ... I don't think a (clothed) woman can look much sexier than when she's wearing a "little black dress." But whatever the color of the dress, the Sagan observation is very cogent.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Bilbo, I have wondered if a one reason for red dress color selection is that it's related to Extraversion as a personality trait. Also, women nearing ovulation tend to act more kittenish and attention-prone (the evolutional psychologist in me coming out). I agree that a simple little black dress does convey a strong statement -- Audrey Hepburn showed that in the movies.

Anon, I have a red dress. It does get commented on.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Phoebe Cates' red bikini from Fast Times at Ridgemont High is iconic and illustrative of the power of red.

Why do you have youself in the white one; are you trying to impress a priest?