The 'sexiest' women have a 26-inch waist

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The Sexiest Women Have a 26-Inch Waist

(Buzz60) -- Women put a lot of time and effort into looking great.

Many have spent hours watching online tutorials to learn how to get the perfect contour or how to make their hair curl in just the right way.

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As it turns out, it's time to put the products down and hit the gym, because research has found the sexiest part of a woman is actually her waist!

More than 150 studies have found that a 26.5-inch waist, sported by celebs like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, increases how attractive a woman is perceived. The measurement translates to roughly a size 6.

The result is due to the proportion of a woman's waist in comparison with her hips.

One researcher said, "It seems that for attractiveness to reach a maximum, waist sizes must shrink, but hip size must not shrink in parallel."

Fictional characters like Jessica Rabbit, Lara Croft, Wonder Woman and Barbie all sport waists around ten inches.

So forget spending hundreds of dollars on makeup! All you need is patience, a good workout regimen and some good genes.

Or just a good pair of jeans.

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