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When Women Feel Most Attractive

By Kim Anne Oct 23, 2012 4:34PM

When do women feel their “hottest?” When they’re all dolled up and wearing something that complements their figure and complexion, says a new study.

According to Sara Wolverson of Superdrug, who researched 1,000 women for a study on what makes them feel their best, the winning combo for feeling sexy is a French manicure, glam curly hair and smoky eye makeup—but nothing too over the top.

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The study found that the majority of women rarely feel confident in themselves unless they leave the house wearing classic clothes (a pencil skirt earned high marks, as well as high heels and tight tees) and perfectly applied makeup. The bottom line is that the classic, well-groomed look keeps coming back. 

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”Modern women know what they like when it comes to makeup and fashion,” Wolverson said in an article for Digital Hub

”It’s fascinating that while women devour fashion and beauty magazines this research proves that classic always wins out. We may want to look at the latest fashion icons, but we don’t always want to look like them.

”What seems to be important is looking more classic and elegant than casual or urban, which means women are opting for clothes which complement their figure, and make up which suits their complexion and colouring.”

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So despite all the trends in makeup and fashion, it looks as though classic and subtly sexy win overall. The study proves that women like to put on makeup and get dressed up, but at the end of the day they want their look to be classic, sophisticated and sexy, not anything too risqué, and they also don’t want to look disheveled.

”There’s a time and place for wild and wacky makeup and hair but for the everyday perfect look the classic option is a winner,” Wolverson said.

Tell us: When do you feel most sexy?

Photo: Andreas Kuehn/Getty Images

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