Looking for a little confidence boost? Slip into something red.
A recent study in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that people feel more physically attractive when they’re wearing the fiery color.
Researchers from Germany observed the behavior of 180 university students while they wore either red or blue shirts. They were put in small cubicles that contained mirrors to observe their own reflections. They also did one experiment where they took photos of themselves instead of looking in the mirror.
The study volunteers were told to complete a survey that included questions about how attractive they perceived themselves. However, researchers told the participants the study and the survey was to determine if they could predict certain personality traits based on facial features.
Those who wore red rated themselves higher in attractiveness compared to the others. They also rated themselves higher in sexual appeal.