03/12/2010 19:01 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Chin Down If You Want To Look Gorgeous

What makes someone look attractive? It's a fascinating question. And it's something researchers find interesting too, including Australian experts writing in the journal Evolutionary Psychology.

Tilt your chin down to look more attractive Venus knew what angle made her look the most appealing. Photo: Flickr, Kevindooley

The researchers decided to find out whether or not the fact that, in general, men view women's faces from above (and vice versa) has anything to do with how attractive we all seem to the opposite sex.

And guess what? In tests, women whose faces were tilted slightly downwards (which is the way they'd be seen if you were looking at them from above) were scored the most feminine and attractive. And male faces that tilted slightly upwards were judged more masculine.

So what can we learn from this? Well if you want to look alluring, a slight downward tilt of the head, which makes your chin tip down a little bit, is apparently the best angle to go for. Think Princess Diana (she had the look down to a fine art).

If you're having photos taken and you want to look your best, make sure they're taken from above, not straight on. Well, it's worth a try. Meanwhile, if you're a man, do the opposite - that is, tilt your head backwards slightly if you want to look more masculine.

There have been many studies that have attempted to find out whether the female face or body is the most important factor in what makes her attractive to the opposite sex, and also what part of a woman's body men are attracted to the most. But perhaps the truth is, when it comes to fancying someone, you just can't generalise.

What's your most attractive feature?

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