Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:36:26 GMT

The female body shape most men find attractive

A new research has thrown up very interesting things about what body shape in women men prefer the most.

The female body shape most men find attractive

"Mad Men" pin-up Christina Hendricks.

Many women suffer a great deal believing that they're not slim enough to be attractive to men, but as it turns out, all their worries and discomforts are needless, as men prefer a more rounded shape, according to Lavinia Rodriguez, a US clinical psychologist.

Her study found that men find a greater range of female body shapes attractive than women do, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The body shape that men generally find attractive in women has a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7. That's the ratio of a 70cm waist and 100cm hips, though the study found that size wasn't as important as the proportions.

Men like curves. If you doubt it, consider actor Christina Hendricks, who stars in the television series 'Mad Men'. Today's men find her shape incredibly attractive, even though the show is based on 1960's standards.

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