Our secret weapon! Two thirds of British women use their cleavage to get ahead in life finds Wonderbra poll
19:36 GMT, 30 March 2012
Brits are top of the game when it comes to using their cleavage to get ahead in life, a study claims.
According to findings an increasing amount of females are reaping the benefits of their dcolletage.
In a poll of 1,000 women across the UK, one in seven admitted to wearing plunging necklines in the workplace to give their career a boost, while 8 per cent revealed that low-cut tops had helped them escape a parking fine.
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According to findings an increasing amount of females are reaping the benefits of their dcolletage
Meanwhile half admitted they flashed more flesh in a bid to get served at a bar and more than a quarter – 28 per cent – believed a bust-enhancing bra would make a lasting impression on a potential suitor.
Overall two thirds reported exposing clothing made them feel sexy and more confident.
Commenting on the outcome a spokesperson for Wonderbra, which commissioned the survey said: 'Showing your cleavage is the embodiment of empowerment.'
Career boost Striptease star Dita Von Teese boosted her assets with a breast enlargement
Striving for the ultimate cleavage
the poll also discovered that four in five women eye up other girls'
assets, from friends to celebrities.
WHERE WOMEN FLASH THEIR FLESH
50 per cent expose cleavage in bars in a bid to get served28 per cent wear a bust-enhancing bra on a first date16 per cent use assets to queue jump14 per cent wear plunging necklines in the workplace to boost their career
8 per cent rely on low-cut tops to escape a parking fineSOURCE: WONDERBRA
Holly Willoughby was voted as having the Best Celebrity
Cleavage, coming first place in the Wonderbra Cleavage Hall of Fame.
The mother-of two was closely
followed by curvy Hollywood actress Scarlett
Johansson and new mother Beyonce.
Wonderbra conducted the survey to celebrate National Cleavage Day, which is to be held around the world today.
bra firm unveiled a gallery of photographs – the Cleavage Hall of Fame –
at its UK headquarters, showing the top ten in all their glory.
Holly, 31, came out top thanks to the fact that she has all the elements required to make the perfect cleavage, the survey revealed.
No detail was spared when the women
examined poor Holly's chest. All factors were taken into consideration,
including the perkiness of her breasts, how close they sit together and,
of course, their size.
Best breasts: Wonderbra unveiled a Cleavage Hall of Fame at their UK headquarters in honour of National Cleavage Day today
Elsewhere, Rihanna, Marilyn Monroe,
Dita von Teese, Katy Perry, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Kardashian and Lara
Stone were all highly commended for their impressive cleavage.
WONDERBRA'S CELEBRITY CLEAVAGE HALL OF FAME
1. Holly Willoughby
2. Scarlett Johansson
5. Marilyn Monroe
6. Dita Von Teese
7. Katy Perry
8. Brigitte Bardot
9. Kim Kardashian
10. Lara Stone
It wasn't only about impressive boobs.
The research also
investigated women's attitudes to cleavage and revealed that two thirds
of British women are happy to show off their cleavage as it makes them
feel feminine and sexy, and gives them more confidence.
Half of those questioned admitted to using their cleavage as a secret weapon –
whether it be to get served sooner at the bar, to make a lasting
impression on a first date, or even to get out of a parking or speeding
Wonderbra spokesman Martina Alexander said, 'We are thrilled that
British beauty Holly Willoughby fought off such strong competition to
become the first celebrity to be inducted in to the Wonderbra Cleavage
Hall of Fame.
'Wonderbra is proud to be the original cleavage creator and
what better excuse for women to celebrate their curves than today,
National Cleavage Day.'
WONDERBRA'S CLEAVAGE HALL OF FAME
official: Holly Willoughby's cleavage was judged to be the best in the
world in a poll of 1,000 women carried out by Wonderbra
U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson was placed
second in the top ten cleavage Hall of Fame, while new mother Beyonce,
right, came third
Singer Rihanna and Marilyn Monroe made 4th and 5th position on the Hall of Fame list respectively
Burlesque artist Dita von Teese (left) pours out of her dress, while Katy Perry also reveals her ample cleavage
Blonde bombshell Brigitte Bardot looks perky as she poses for the paparazzi. She came in at number 8 on the list
In at no. 9, reality television personality Kim Kardashian leaves little to the imagination… while tenth place goes to Mrs David Walliams, Lara Stone
Women take to the streets to celebrate the re-opening of the Ann Summers Wardour Street in its central London store and National Cleavage Day
Wonderbra's research revealed that two thirds of British women are happy to show off their cleavage as it makes them feel feminine and sexy, and gives them more confidence
How to make the most of your cleavage
To help you celebrate National Cleavage Day, Wonderbra has compiled the following top tips…
Inject some lace: Lace and fabric trims are perfect to draw attention to areas where you want it. Spice up a plain outfit by using patterned and textured underwear that only you know about…..for now at least!Make sure your bra is the perfect fit: When you’re browsing for a boob-boosting bra, ask to be measured by a professional fitter. Your bra should sit flat to your chest bone so that the support comes from the bra not your straps, therefore making the most of your assets while being comfortable at the same time.For extra oomph: National Cleavage Day only happens once a year, so why not go all out! Wear a Wonderbra with adjustable straps and cross them over at the back – extra oomph is guaranteed.Give your skin a bit of a boost: Exfoliate head to toe, fake tan if you feel in need of some colour and add body shimmer to areas you want to highlight for extra va-vavoom.Feel confident: Ultimately choose a style that you feel comfortable.
Half of those questioned admitted to using their cleavage as a secret weapon – whether it be to get served sooner at the bar, to make a lasting impression on a first date, or even to get out of a parking or speeding ticket
VIDEO: Ann Summers sent a bevvy of beautiful women out onto the streets of London to celebrate National Cleavage Day