Women who wear high heels are considered to be more sexually attractive.

Women in high heels are considered to be more sexually attractive

Women in high heels are considered to be more sexually attractive

Researchers from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania claim that women in heels are seen as more sexually attractive, physically attractive, feminine and of a higher status.

In the study, a group of 448 participants were shown a silhouette of a woman either with or without high heels before rating them on a series of questions.

The findings revealed that the silhouette of the woman wearing heels was rated as significantly more attractive by both male and female participants.

The team, led by Professor T. Joel Wade, wrote in their study: "While women's fashion constantly evolves, this research aligns well with previous research that men perceive women in high heels as more attractive than those in flat shoes."

However, the experts claim that high heels do not objectify a woman.

They said: "Sexualised women are perceived to be less mentally capable, less competent and less deserving of moral status.

"These decreases were not found in the current study, which leads us to conclude that high heels are not sexualised as compared to other forms of sexy or revealing clothing."