Basically, it should be on anything and everything you wear.
When it comes to feel sexy and romantic, red is the first color you think of, right? Red lips, red underwear, wearing all red red. Studies show men perceive women wearing red on dating profiles and much more sexy and more open to a sexual encounter.
Red, apparently sends a very clear message about sex. And now scientists join the Scarlet sexual literature with this piece of data (which we reported previously) in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. It turns out that not only men, but women, too, who see women wearing red as more overtly sexual and open to sex. Not only that, women perceive other women as sex Attire red sports rivals (like going after his partner), which increases their competitive instincts and leads them to think negatively about their ability to maintain relationships and being loyal.
Does that mean that every time you wear a red dress your friends see you as a romantic threat is about to move to their partners? “I do not think is the case that women who wear red are always announcing sexual interest,” says study author Adam Pazda, a graduate student and social psychologist at the University of Rochester. “But there is no evidence that people make judgments about other people in general on the basis of the clothes. You can see how color can easily fit into that.”
Studies have also shown that people who see images of women newscasters in loose or tight clothing perceive wearing costumes tightly as less competent, says Pazda. This is possibly a derivation of the idea that they were dressing for sex and therefore somehow less capable way to make your work adds.
One thing to remember about this study, and Pazda of well: Probably reacts differently to foreigners spend in the street on which it is confronted with in a lab, where the questions scientists are asking can not fail to be leader.
If someone an image of a newscaster wearing a loose top in front of you sticking and asks you to rate your competition, you will grab any possible clue to make your decision, because you have to make a decision or trial. You have no other information about the anchor not know, do not know your past, and certainly do not know of your experience, what would be more reasonable measures within its competence. Instead, you are making a speedy trial and for that, you tend to trust their cultural experience.
And when it comes to the red and the woman who tells her cultural background that red equals sex. In the study of Pazda, ran three experiments. The first test of whether women perceive other women wear red as more receptive dresses with the same sexual suit, but in white. The second test sought to determine whether the perception of being more open to sex involving sexual promiscuity. And the final experiment tested whether different color (green) and team results change.
Each participant was shown the picture either red dress or white or green-dress, and then asked to rate (on a sliding scale) opening women for sexual encounters and promiscuity though they knew nothing about women in the images. They could not hear their voices or seeing their behaviors. No other information to go on, what the participants were basing their decisions on?
They were probably deeply rooted trust-and even unconscious-bias that connect the red with sex. “When we ask, is this person interested in sex, or how seductive or flirtatious is this person, who are resorting to any signals are available to make judgments about them,” says Pazda. “One of the only signs are using the dress or shirt color.”
That can only play a small role in the first impressions of other people in real life, however, where they have facial expressions, behavior, conversations and other information on which to base its decision. “People are not always making judgments about others automatically,” says Pazda. “But if we stop and make a judgment, color can influence how the judgment is rendered.”