Universal allure of the hourglass figure: an evolutionary theory of female physical attractiveness.

@article{Singh2006UniversalAO,
  title={Universal allure of the hourglass figure: an evolutionary theory of female physical attractiveness.},
  author={Devendra Pal Singh},
  journal={Clinics in plastic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={359-70}
}
So what explains the universal and enduring appeal of the hourglass figure? One explanation based on evolutionary psychological theory is that female beauty as represented by the hourglass figure taps into important biological information about various factors regulating women's reproductive potential and fertility. This article briefly describes basics tenets of evolutionary psychology pertaining to the nature and significance of female attractiveness. The article also summarizes experimental… CONTINUE READING

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