If you’re a woman seeking to maximise your attractiveness, you need to exercise towards a goal of having a 0.7 waist to hip ratio. From Wikipedia…
Because what is healthy = what is good for making babies = what is sexy, we would then predict that there is evidence that waist to hip ratio of 0.7 is attractive…
“A WHR of 0.7 for women and 0.9 for men have been shown to correlate strongly with general health and fertility. Women within the 0.7 range have optimal levels of estrogen and are less susceptible to major diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and ovarian cancers. Men with WHRs around 0.9, similarly, have been shown to be more healthy and fertile with less prostate cancer and testicular cancer.”
So it’s no accident that young women with toned abdomens wear midriff barring, or body hugging clothes. It’s a clear sexual signal of fertile good health, yet less direct that going about topless for example. It’s also no accident that heavier women start wearing flowing, elegant, graceful, tent-like clothes to cover their waists.
“Some researchers have found that the waist-hip ratio (WHR) is a significant measure of female attractiveness. Women with a 0.7 WHR are usually rated as more attractive by men from Indo-European cultures. Beauty icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Salma Hayek and Sophia Loren typically have ratios close to 0.7, even though they have different weights and heights.”
?Some of this attractiveness is only achievable by women who have never had children or have a really good plastic surgeon. There is an element of waistly wrecking that goes on with pregnancy, so if you have those sort of marks, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it. Just try and get as much shape back as you can with exercise and good eating. Don’t neglect weight training – that’s what is going to tone you and pull everything into it’s proper place.
Also a big shout out to the empire waist on dresses and tops. That’s the one where the waistline is set higher and can be just under the breasts and has the rest of the fabric flaring out from that point. That’s a very flattering choice if you have imperfections in your waist area as it draws the eye up to the “fake waist” and registers as looking good to men viewing it.
I don’t know how I learned what an empire waist was… hmmm… mildly awkward.
Oh and there’s an entire range of lingerie called “Baby Doll” that is basically a flimsy bedroom version of an empire waist.
But of course if you’ve got it, you can flaunt it. Note how attractive Shakira is with essentially nothing more than showing off her midriff.
Why not belly dancing lessons too? A work out and maybe a new move or two…