Chris De Burgh sang about a lady in red, Gene Wilder made a movie about it and female celebrities know the allure of red. And now a new study seems to back it up: When it comes to what color to wear to be sexier and more desirable to men, itís red that does the trick.

Lady in red

Red is the color of love, sacrifice, sexuality, power, sin and passion. Red is one of those colors that reek of authority, beauty, passion and self-confidence.

Singapore actress Fann Wong

Red is the color things go when they are flushed with blood; and thatís associated with arousal, be it a “ooh la la”, the Angelina Jolieís colossal carmined lips, or the engorged bottom of an in-heat baboon.

Angelina Jolie

Red has become accepted public shorthand for “ooh la la”. So a woman associated with the color red is regarded as more sexual; and men find women who are sexual sexy, presumably for the reason that they think they might want to have sex.

Petra Nemcova

Not only is a lady in red deemed more attractive, the study shows that it makes the men around her more attentive, flirtatious Ė and wanting to move closer.

Scarlett Johansson

“Red is an indicator of sexual receptivity,” said Andrew Elliot, a University of Rochester psychology professor and one of the authors of the study.

Liz Hurley

Elliot and his colleagues — Roger Feltman and Daniela Niesta Kayse — conducted two studies to show just how sexy red is. In one, they told 23 male undergraduates that they were about to participate in a study that would — clever cover — simulate an online chat with women, but in reality was a study about whether the men would ask a girl wearing a red shirt more intimate questions.

The men were told to look at a photo of the woman for five seconds. They were shown either a photo of a woman wearing a red shirt, or of one in a green shirt. The men were then given a folder brimming with 24 questions, and were instructed to choose five to ask the woman they’d seen in the photograph. The questions range from “Where are you from?” to “How could a guy get your attention at a bar?”

Bollywood's sexiest star Katrina Kaif

Guys who saw the woman in the red shirt asked predominantly more playful or flirtatious question.

Another Bollywood superstar and 1994 Miss World Aishwarya Rai

The second experiment, involving 22 college males, yielded similar results. They were shown the photos and told they would get the chance to speak to the woman when they went into a private room. The woman in the photo wore either a red or a blue shirt. Each of the men was told to grab one of two chairs and place it so that they would be sitting across from her when she arrived.

China's sexiest teacher Zhu Songhua

Those who had seen the photo in which the woman wore red placed their chair nearer to where they thought she was about to sit, wanting to be closer to her. The U.S. researchers believe the phenomenon has its roots in evolution, with red signalling a good mating opportunity.

Chinese actress Chen Hao

Chinese actress Li Bingbing

In the animal world, red often signals a female is at her most fertile. For example, female baboons and chimps redden conspicuously close to ovulation.

Red is an aphrodisiac,” said Elliot, whose study was published this month in the European Journal of Social Psychology.

Lena Fujii

Elliotís colleague Niesta Kayser said: ďWomen would do well to wear a red shirt or dress when preparing for a date with a desirable man.Ē

Korean actress Han Chae Young

Korean actress Hyun Young

This is what scientists call stating the bleeding obvious. So ladies, if you are failing to catch the eye of the man of your dreams, slipping into a red dress could be the solution. If you donít have any red in your wardrobe, what are you waiting for? Rush out to buy some now!

Malaysian actress & Bond girl Michelle Yeoh


Almost overnight, a graceful, sweet-faced and trendy 30-year-old elementary school teacher in China has become an internet celebrity, with netizens wildly spreading her photographs and videos. She has created such a huge buzz that she has been dubbed ďChinaís sexiest female teacher.”

Zhu Songhua, a third grade language teacher

Her name is Zhu Songhua, a third grade language teacher at the No. 1 Primary School in Jiangsu ,Nantong.

Zhu Songhua...she looks like a teacher in this photo

Isn't she lovely?

You're So Beautiful

Lovely, isn't she?

ďIím just an ordinary person, just want to live a normal life, not trying to gain publicity,Ē this award-winning outstanding teacher said.

What a sweet smile!

Striking a naughty pose

Lady in red

Zhu pouting her lips invitingly

In early September, Zhu Songhua made an appearance on Jiangsu Satellite Television’s “Happy Night” program’s “My Teacher Is Special” segment. As soon as she got on stage, she caused a stir, with the audience immediately praising her for her beauty. Even the male host Peng Yu looked smitten by her beauty.

When she was asked on the show about the teaching profession, she replied “There are no bad students, only bad teachers”, adding that that teaching students about love and responsibility is the most important lesson.

What a beauty!

Pretty woman


In a playful pose

She said whenever she encounters a naughty child, she would not severely criticize him or her but would “patiently guide and teach”.

Since graduating from Nantong Normal University, Zhu Songhua has been working as a language teacher at this school and has a reputation as an outstanding teacher.

She won first place in the schoolís young teachersí teaching competition and has previously represented the school in teaching competitions, winning the Nantong City Chongchuan District second prize. In addition, she won the first prize in the Nantong City Chongchuan District chalk-writing competition and has also published many articles.

Zhu posing with a friend

Showing off her legs

A picture of youthful vitality

Sexy lady in red

Unlike Ileana Tacconelli, the Italian teacher deemed too sexy by some mothers to be a teacher, parents of Zhuís students have no qualms about letting their children be taught by Zhu. The parents feel that Zhuís beauty is actually invigorating. They also know that Zhu is an outstanding teacher. So with Zhu achieving so much fame now, parents are not viewing her in a different light.

A demure-looking Zhu

Cute and sexy

She should be a model

Her smile will melt your heart!

When she is school, she normally wears simple outfits unlike in her online photographs. She gains the respect of her students with her outstanding teaching ability and affable attitude.

Zhu Songhua is single, 168cm tall, weighs about 50kg, and vital statistics 34, 26, 34. HmmmmÖwith her fame and beauty, men will be making a beeline to try to court her.

She looks like a celebrity

Beautiful Zhu


It comes as no surprise that there are people commenting that with a teacher like Zhu, they hope they will never graduate!

Such a sweet smile!

China's sexiest teacher

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