Valentine's Day: Increase Your Sex Appeal With These Beauty Dos and Don'ts

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 02/09/2012 4:54 pm EST Updated: 03/14/2012 10:28 pm EDT

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and what better day to ramp up your sex appeal than for (or around) the most romantic day of the year? Whether you're single or committed, we've got some dos and don'ts that'll have you looking -- and feeling -- sexier by February 14th.

Do: Go Red
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It's time to bust out that red dress you've been hiding in the back of your closet -- a 2008 study found wearing red seriously boosts your sex appeal. Researchers discovered this by asking 150 heterosexual males to rate a woman's attractiveness on a scale of one to seven, and found wearing red bumped her sex appeal up by an average of 1.25 points. Don't own anything red? Don't worry -- red nail polish will still send subtle sexiness cues to your man. And no matter what you wear, be sure your outfit emphasizes your curves. Studies show that curvy women are subconsciously perceived to be more fertile, which -- from an evolutionary perspective -- is a very good thing.