Women Who Put More Effort Into Their Appearance Get Ahead At Work

Looks aren’t everything, but they sure count for something. Ladies who spend time choosing flattering outfits and putting on makeup go further in the office than those who don’t, finds a new study. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Irvine say their data shows career success of women between the ages of 24 and 32 is linked directly to how much time they spend primping each morning, and that in general attractive people earn an average of 20 percent more than their less pretty colleagues. Men are also judged on their appearance, but for them it’s less about grooming and more about natural attractiveness. Study co-author Jaclyn Wong explains, “This really highlights how much work that women have to do to be considered attractive. The economic returns aren’t being given to people who have a certain kind of body, but rather to people who present their bodies in a certain kind of way…These findings suggest that we care a lot more about monitoring women’s behavior than we care about monitoring men’s behavior.” (Daily Mail