How Much Skin Should You Show?

Photo: WWDPhoto: WWDAccording to researchers, there's a magic number-and it's 40 percent. In a slightly hilarious study, scientists from the University of Leeds found that showing 40 percent of your skin attracts the most men. Exactly how did they nail down this figure? They observed women in nightclubs, analyzing how select women dressed.

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To turn clothing into quantifiable data, they divided the body into quadrants-each arm was 10 percent; each leg,15; whole torso, 50-and took note of who covered what. The women who were approached most by men? Bare skin averaged out at around 40 percent. We'll take this one with a grain of salt, but how do you decide how much skin you show?

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