New Scientist is reporting a Polish study which has concluded that long legs are attractive in both sexes. Long legs are sexy .The study was carried out by Boguslaw Pawlowski and Piotr Sorokowski at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. It has been known for some time that taller people are more attractive but this study has gone into more detail and shown that the ratio of the legs to the rest of the body is a factor. They have quantified it, and it turns out that legs that are 5% longer than average relative to body size are the most attractive. Interestingly this applied to both genders: women favoured men with longer legs.
The researchers put forward the idea is that long legs show that you have good genes and are well nourished.
Well this site is devoted not only to keeping you up to date with the latest research on beauty, but also with offering tips on how you can turn this knowledge to your advantage. Growing longer legs is probably not an option for most of us, so what we need to do is to find ways that make our legs look longer when compared to our overall size.
High heels are an obvious idea if you are female. (And for men in theory, but cultural factors might negate its effects). Another suggestion would be to keep your dress as short as you can so your legs have a bigger impact. Baggy trousers are a bad idea for either sex. In fact the tighter fitting the garment on your legs the better.
Nothing very surprising in that list – but at least you now know that there is some science behind it.