Beauty stats from Harper's Bazaar January 2008

Harper's did a survey of 500 women and 500 men to find out what they think of their bodies. The research reveals:

  • 1 in 4 women in their 20s thinks her breasts are her best feature
  • 40% of women over 40 hate their upper arms
  • A third of men sa a woman's legs are their favourite feature
  • 1 in 10 men thinks his hair is his best feature, while 1 in 5 hates his belly
  • 66% of women vote arms as their favourite male body part
  • 50% of women think the hourglass is the ideal body shape -- and that Gisele has the perfect body
  • On quarter of women are worried about middle-aged spread
  • 1 in 3 men admits to having used his body to get ahead, compared with 1 in 7 women
  • 25% of men in their 20s would consider cosmetic surgery
  • 1 in 10 women would consider breast enhacement; the same number would consider breast reduction
  • 57% of women dislike their tummy being touched
  • 76% of women have worn control pants
  • 1 in 3 men thinks a woman's feet are her most off-putting body part
  • The majority of men -- and women -- think Brad Pitt has the ideal male body
  • Half of all men don't like their faces being touched