Does Red Really Make A Woman Sexier? Let's Find Out — Celebrity Edition! (Photos)

Red Vs Dark - Which is Sexier?

Are you one who throws on a saucy red dress every now and then? If so, why? Is it because it compliments your skin tone? It it because if makes you feel more cheerful? Or is it because it makes you feel more sexy? Or perhaps you think others, when they see you, think you are sexier? Well, according to some recent studies, the latter may. in fact, be true.

Jezebel recently wrote about a French study that was published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research which claims that waitresses wearing the color red earn more in tips from male patrons than those wearing other colors.  But this isn’t the only study attempting to prove the sexiness of women in red. Psychology Today mentioned a study where men were shown photos of the same women in a red shirt and then a blue shirt. “The results showed that men rated the woman in red as more attractive and more sexually desirable than the same woman in blue,” the study found. “They were also more interested in dating the woman and indicated they would be willing to spend more money on her when she was dressed in red.”

We decided to put together our own case study using celebrity moms! Check out these movie stars in red compared to another color. Would you agree that red really does make them look sexier?

  • Jennifer Garner 1 of 19
    Jennifer Garner
    While promoting The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Jennifer Garner went with a variety of looks, but for the premiere, she went with red. In other appearances she toned down the look a bit, but you can see she felt pretty much like a vixen here.
  • Elizabeth Banks 2 of 19
    Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks is not afraid of color. She'll throw on red as quickly as she'd throw on black. And you know what? She looks amazing in any color she picks.
  • Kate Hudson 3 of 19
    Kate Hudson
    For the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, mom Kate Hudson went with a total sex kitten look and keep her boho hippy chic thing at home. And red, really plays up her saucy side.
  • Nicole Kidman 4 of 19
    Nicole Kidman
    At Cannes, Nicole Kidman stunned in a striking yet simple red/orange dress. She seems to be drawn to rich tones, or black, when out and about. But the red on her is very youthful.
  • Charlize Theron 5 of 19
    Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron would look amazing in a burlap sack. But it is interesting to see the totally different vibe she has when wearing red versus a darker hue.
  • Miranda Kerr 6 of 19
    Miranda Kerr
    Miranda Kerr looks like a totally different type of person in red versus a light floral. The red? It screams sexiness. But she's a Victoria's Secret model so it's hard not to right?
  • Tina Fey 7 of 19
    Tina Fey
    Tina Fey may not be your average everyday sex symbol, but she definitely has her fans. While she doesn't put on the "sexy" very often, when she does, it's pretty hot like in this red number at the SAG awards.
  • Jenny McCarthy 8 of 19
    Jenny McCarthy
    Jenny McCarthy has the gift to make red and black equally as sexy. It would be hard to pick which color looked sexier on the ex-Playboy model, they are both hot but just in very different ways.
  • Katherine Heigl 9 of 19
    Katherine Heigl
    When Katherine Heigl wears red it is as if she is there to be seen and heard. It is a strong statement on her.
  • Kourtney Kardashian 10 of 19
    Kourtney Kardashian
    We don't see Kourtney Kardashian is red very often, she seems much more of a earth-tone, black or white type girl. But the red, it sure does brighten her up.
  • Kyle Richards 11 of 19
    Kyle Richards
    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards looks like a movie star rather than a reality star in not just red but any color. But in this red dress, she totally looks ready for her close-up.
  • Melissa Joan Hart 12 of 19
    Melissa Joan Hart
    At a Twilight premiere, mom Melissa Joan Hart totally went with a sexy statement in her hot red dress. She is such a ‘girl next door' it's kind of shocking to see her so dolled up.
  • Bethenny Frankel 13 of 19
    Bethenny Frankel
    Bethenny Frankel loves a red dress. And you know what? She wears it really well. A red dress on Bethanny gives her an undeniable power, which is always sexy, right?
  • Mila Jovovich 14 of 19
    Mila Jovovich
    Mila Jovovich will take liberties with what she wears, being that she is a fashionista herself. One thing about Mila is that she looks totally comfortable in anything she wears from hot red beaded ball gown to jeans and a t-shirt.
  • Alessandra Ambrosio 15 of 19
    Alessandra Ambrosio
    Model Alessandra Ambrosio was recently spotted doing errands wearing a bright red/orange mini-dress. Yes, she is not afraid to be noticed.
  • Salma Hayek 16 of 19
    Salma Hayek
    At Cannes, Salma went with a dark red dress which just made her look even more exotic. But really, she looks great in everything. Yes, she is a very lucky girl.
  • Sofia Vergara 17 of 19
    Sofia Vergara
    Modern Family's Sofia Vergara seems to sizzle when she wears red. When she wears red, you know she means business.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones 18 of 19
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    With her dark hair, when Catherine Zeta-Jones wears red it is quite a stark, and striking, contrast. The red on her really give her that "movie star" air.
  • Kris Jenner 19 of 19
    Kris Jenner
    Mom Kris Jenner tends to go with lots of blacks but every now and then she pulls out something bright and saucy like this tight red number she wore while out with her girls.

Photos: PacificCoastNew and PR Photos

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