Scientific T Study
Women find a man with a Black T on a plain white Tee-shirt up to 12 per cent more attractive, scientists and researchers at Nottingham Trent University claim.
A black T on a plain white Tee-shirt can create an illusion that broadens the shoulders and slims the waist, producing a more V-shaped body, which is a top sign of masculinity.
Men who were already well toned saw a slight increase in their attractiveness rating when they wore the white short-sleeved top with a large black letter T printed on the front. The highest increase in good looks were for men who were the most out of the shape. The study undertaken by Dr Andrew Dunn involved showing female undergraduates, aged 18 to 25, images of five different male body shapes and asked them to mark their perceived attractiveness and health.
Other relevant references for Dr Dunn:
Dunn, A. K., Taylor, p. & Clark, d. p. a. (2009). Female perception of attractiveness, health and intelligence in male body shapes and the T-Illusion [Poster Presentation] 26th BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference, 1-3 Sept 2009, Hertfordshire, UK Dunn, A. K. (2012). Vile bodies and the ultimate pulling-T-shirt. Undergraduate Research Methods Event, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK.
Dunn, A. K. (2013). The evolution of the ultimate T-shirt. Better Lives Series public engagement Lecture 4 Panel Discussion. UAL London College of Fashion. 26th June 2013. London, UK.
Dunn, A. K. (2010). The ultimate Pulling shirt? Female perception of attractiveness, health and intelligence in male body shapes. University of East London, London, UK.
Dunn, A. K. (2009). Male body shape and the ultimate Pulling shirt. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
Dunn, A. K. (2009). The ultimate Pulling shirt? Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.