Why women feel sexiest when they are 28 (That means Pippa Middleton and Mila Kunis are both at the magic age!)
00:29 GMT, 24 July 2012
Most women will have the occasional moan about the length of their legs, the size of their waist or the shape of their bottom.
But it seems Pippa Middleton and her peers might find less to grumble about than most – this year, at least.
Women feel their sexiest at the age of 28, according to a survey.
Miss Middleton, millionairess Tamara Ecclestone and actress Mila Kunis are all at the magic age for embracing their sex appeal, according to the research.
Magic number: Pippa Middleton (left) and actress Mila Kunis (left) are both 28, the age where women feel at their sexiest, according to a new study
Although they may feel most sexy at 28, a
woman’s confidence doesn't peak until she is 32 – with supportive
friends and family acting as the biggest boost to their self-belief.
The findings come from a new study by Lil-Lets which focused on British women’s attitudes towards being female.
Researchers found that most women are happy with the shape of their bum and boobs and the size of their hips and waist.
In fact, three quarters of British women said they would not change their body shape if they were given the opportunity.
The body part women are most proud of is their eyes, with 23 per cent feeling that they are their best physical attribute. Twenty per cent opted for their breast, with brains coming in third (13 per cent).
When asked which part of themselves they would change if they had to, 41 per cent of women said they'd like to have longer, slimmer legs.
Confidence peak: Women are at their most self-assured when they are 32, the same age as model Kelly Brook (left) and TV presenter Caroline Flack
And the aspects of womanhood which
they enjoyed the most were getting dressed up, wearing heels and doing
their hair and make-up.
they may feel most sexy at 28, women’s confidence peaks at 32 – with
supportive friends and family the biggest boost to their ego.
The study of 2,000 women found the typical woman now considers herself to have four good friends.
fifth of those surveyed wished they could be more confident around men
while the biggest reason for broken confidence was being dumped by a
And it seems
self-confidence is harder to build than body confidence, as half wish
they could stop worrying so much about their lives.
When asked which females they found inspiring, most British women chose Pippa’s older sister Kate Middleton; the Duchess of Cambridge (19 per cent).
Kate, 30, was closely followed by historic nurse Florence Nightingale (17 per cent) and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe (15 per cent).
Lil-Lets carried out the research as part of its We Are Women campaign to encourage women to be proud of their femininity.
'We want to celebrate all that it is to be a woman and the uniqueness it brings,' Clodagh Ward, Director of Marketing at Lil-Lets.
'The results demonstrate all the truly positive qualities that come with being a woman and how they can shape a woman’s life and the way she feels about herself.
'It’s fantastic to see women are in fact quite happy with the way they look.'
The research suggested that women in the North East are most confident in themselves while those in Northern Ireland are least happy with the way they look and 80 per cent said they wished they could change their body shape.
Reasons for rising confidence were found to be ‘knowing where you’re going in life’ (60 per cent) and having had at least one long term partner (52 per cent).
Discovering their natural weight was also named as a breakthrough by 52 per cent of women.
However, struggling at work was the second most likely factor to dent self-belief, after being dumped by a lover.