Study: Why 28 Is The Magic Age When Women Feel Their Sexiest
According to a new study, women feel sexiest at the age of 28. Pippa Middleton, Tamara Ecclestone, and Mila Kunis are all at the golden age for embracing their sex appeal.
However, research also shows that a woman's confidence doesn't peak until age 32. The biggest self-confidence boost comes from supportive friends and family.
The study, conducted by Lil-Lets, analyzed British women's attitudes toward being female.
The study revealed that most women are comfortable with the shape of their bodies, including the shape of their buttocks and chest and the size of their hips and waist. Three quarters of British women said that they would not change their body shape if they were given the opportunity to.
23 percent of women pegged their eyes as their best physical attribute, while 20 percent chose their breasts and 13 percent chose their brains.
When asked which part of themselves they would change if they had to, 41 percent of women said they'd like to have longer, slimmer legs.
The aspects of womanhood that most women enjoy include getting dressed up, wearing heels, and fixing hair and make-up.
The study, which included 2,000 women, also found that the typical woman has four good friends. A fifth of those surveyed want to be more confident around men. The biggest reason for lack of confidence is being dumped by a partner.
When asked which females they found inspiring, 19 percent of British women answered Kate Middleton, followed by Florence Nightingale (17 percent) and Marilyn Monroe (15 percent).
Lil-Lets conducted research as part of its We Are Women campaign, aiming to encourage women to be proud of their femininity.
'We want to celebrate all that it is to be a woman and the uniqueness it brings,' Clodagh Ward, Director of Marketing at Lil-Lets. The results demonstrate all the truly positive qualities that come with being a woman and how they can shape a woman’s life and the way she feels about herself. It’s fantastic to see women are in fact quite happy with the way they look.
The research suggested that women in the North East are most confident, while women in Northern Ireland are the least confident and happy with the way they look, with 80 percent saying that they want to change their body shape.
The top reasons for an increase in confidence were "knowing where you’re going in life" (60 percent) and "having had at least one long term partner" (52 percent). 52 percent of women also said that discovering their natural weight has boosted their confidence.
Struggling at work came in as the second most likely factor to lose confidence, after being dumped by a lover.