We’ve got good news, ladies. While the mass media might be fooling you into thinking otherwise, a new study says that the women who wear larger sizes are happier than those fitting sample sizes. Sorry, Karl.
U.K. retailer Littlewoods.com conducted a survey of dress size and body confidence on 2,000 women and found that 74% of women who wear a British size 16 (U.S. size 12) are happy with their appearance, which is nearly double that of the 42% of women who wear a British 6 (U.S. 2).
In addition, 52% of women who wear a British 6 (U.S. size 2) would like to be curvier as they think curves would make clothes more flattering (31 per cent), and one in four (24 per cent) say it would improve their body confidence.
Whose full physiques were the Brits coveting most? Coming in at number one was Nigella Lawson, followed by Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks, and Adele.
These findings support that of the scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, who reported last month in the International Journal of Public Health that women’s mental well-being seems to improve with weight gain.
Do the study’s findings ring true for you? Let us know.
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