Golden Proportion

The Fascination of Petite Mouths: Exploring the Beauty of a Smaller Mouth Lengths in Females


Recent research underscores the appeal of smaller mouth widths in the perception of female attractiveness. A study by Schmid and his team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (2008) highlights smaller noses, wider eye spacing, and notably, smaller mouth widths as ideal traits contributing to female beauty. They suggest that a smaller mouth helps create a balanced, harmonious facial structure. Similarly, Johnston and Franklin’s study (1993) at New Mexico State University confirms that mouth width was significantly smaller in those deemed beautiful. Additionally, a 2018 study by Przlipiak et al. found that over 40% of participants preferred a digitally reduced mouth size in female faces. These studies collectively demonstrate that a smaller mouth length plays a key role in shaping perceptions of female attractiveness, contributing to a balanced and appealing facial aesthetic.


Research is continually illuminating what characteristics are considered most attractive in females, and one such study conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA, has shed light on the allure of smaller mouth widths. According to Schmid and his team (2008), the ideal traits for female beauty include smaller noses, wider spacing between the eyes, and intriguingly, smaller mouth widths. It seems that the delicate charm of a smaller mouth length plays a key role in the perception of female attractiveness, creating a sense of balance and harmony in the overall facial structure.

 Similarly, another study carried out at New Mexico State University, New Mexico found the width of the mouth was significantly smaller in beauties (Johnston and Franklin, 1993)

The mouth length plays a vital role in the perception of female beauty. In a study conducted by Przlipiak et al, (2018), 40.7% of participants preferred a digitally reduced mouth size when examining a female face. 


Schmid, K., Marx, D., & Samal, A. (2008). Computation of a face attractiveness index based on neoclassical canons, symmetry, and golden ratios. Pattern Recognition, 41(8), 2710–2717. doi:10.1016/j.patcog.2007.11.022

Johnston, V. S., Franklin, M., (1993). Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?. Ethol. Sociobiol. 14, 183–199.
Przylipiak, M., Przylipiak, J., Terlikowski, R., Lubowicka, E., Chrostek, L., Przylipiak, A., (2018). Impact of face proportions on face attractiveness. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 17 (6), 954 – 959 .

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