The question of what is considered attractive in a woman has been studied for years across many cultures. Studies from eye shape, eye color, hair length and color, breast size, waist size, hip size and in some cases even the size of one’s feet have all been the focus of attractiveness in women. According to one evolutionary model of mate choice, predicts that humans should prefer honest signals of health, youth, and fertility in potential mates. Researchers have amassed substantial evidence that the waist–hip ratio (WHR) in women is an accurate measure of the attractiveness of women and propose that most men respond to the waist hip ratio cue.
One major study done by Devendra Singh in 1993 and subsequent follow up studies by Ronald Henss and Sybil Streeter both support the notion that that the majority of men consistently prefer women with a waist to hip ratio of 0.7. Though cultural ideal weights in women have changed over the years the consistency of the 0.7 waist to hip ratio still remains.
Women hoping to regain their attractiveness after child birth or who have excessive mid-waist body fat and skin can use a series of cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures like a tummy tucks abdominoplasty as well as liposuction. These procedures are not to be considered as an alternative for weight loss.