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Fashion is the process of raising one's SMV by buying clothes, clothing accessories, and grooming. Fashion is not a popular topic in the incelosphere as of 2019. The sexual attractiveness of certain clothing is likely near completely relative to culture, year, race, religion, social status, geography, skin color, nationality, etc. The sheer amount of factors involved makes most unsourced commentary on clothing more often a reflection of author bias than anything else. Even academic attempts at studying fashion suffer replication issues for this reason.

Visual semiotics[edit]

Semiotics is a pretentious word for the study of how symbols and signs are interpreted. Semiotics may have more to say about fashion than anything else.

Certain brands and fabrics as well as certain fabrics are expensive and thus signals socioeconomic status. Certain clothing and fabrics are more often worn by people of a certain age and hence may signal social maturity. Other types of brands and fabrics denote high-status. However, if you are not high-status and you wear very high-status clothing for sexually strategic reasons, your strategy may backfire. For example, wearing a tuxedo to a punk rock show. Certain types of ornamentation signals religious belief or cultural heritage. Certain torso clothing signals personality and values.

Buttoned shirts, collared shirts, and pocketed shirts signal authority or prestige in Westernized countries.



Pink or pastel clothing may be perceived as feminine in the West in the late 20th and 21st century.


Certain psychologists and studies have concluded that the color red is particularly sexually attractive to both genders.[1] These studies were plagued by low-sample size and also alleged bias. A 2016 study by Roberts and Pollet,[2] and a 2017 study by Calin-Jageman and Lehmann failed to replicate the earlier flawed studies.[3] The Jageman and Lehman study for example concluded that women have a slight aversion to red clothing on men, and that men do have a slight attraction to red clothing on women, but it is minimal.[4]

Another study concluded that red clothing is attractive to women, but only women with feminine characteristics.[5].


Anecdotally, and if one were to take pop culture as a guide, women in the USA generally prefer men that do not have tons of body hair. This almost certainly varies by culture to an extent.

Finnish scientists Pölkki and Rantala concluded that (Finnish?) women tend to prefer body hair that mimics their partners or their fathers, and that women who are menstruating or are highly fertile prefer less body hair.[6] Having hygiene matters a lot to women as well[citation needed].


See also[edit]


Looks theoryLooksGolden RatioDecileFacial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical DiagnosisThe WallPhysiognomyBody dysmorphic disorderCheerleader effectNudity

Lookism communities



Looks levels



EthnicelJBW theoryRicecelCurrycelBlackcelArabcelWhitecel



Material Ornamentation


Body Parts

EyesLateral orbital rimLipsLower thirdMandibleMaxillaEyebrowFeetBrowridgeMoustacheBreastsButtocksFeetBrowridgeVagina (also known as pussy) • PenisTesticles

Body Characteristics

MacrophallismMidface ratioNeotenySexual attractivenessSexual dimorphism Facial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical DiagnosisAntefaceFiveheadBodily frameFWHRCompact midfaceDeep-set eyesHunter eyesES ratio


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