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What do you notice first about another person's appearance?

(51 Posts)
LittleOyster Sun 22-Jan-17 20:53:17

I'm trying to improve my appearance and have been wondering where it would be most effective to focus my efforts: getting great hair, losing weight, trying to be less grumpy looking, learning to apply make-up...? Want the biggest possible bang for my buck!

So, what do you notice first about another person's appearance? What elements of their appearance have the biggest effect on how you perceived them?

Lilaclily Sun 22-Jan-17 20:54:56

Their smile

beanfilledfish Sun 22-Jan-17 20:55:08

i suppose if they just look happy! really do not judge on hair/make up etc

Sleeperandthespindle Sun 22-Jan-17 20:56:02

Definitely facial expression. None of the rest matters at all!

Cocolepew Sun 22-Jan-17 20:56:53

Hair and shoes

dudsville Sun 22-Jan-17 20:57:01

Hm. It sounds sulky saying this but I notice whether they seem friendly, if a stranger. For people I know I don't notice weight unless something has dramatically increased. I've famously bit notice a4 stone weight loss and similar a few times. I notice teeth and skin. I notice that my friends are greying.

iwilldoit30 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:57:26

Hair then teeth, then figure, then makeup then clothes.

Mood does make a big difference though so smile 😊

jeaux90 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:58:47

Eyes and teeth.

Braceybracegirl Sun 22-Jan-17 20:59:19

Their teeth but that's because I'm doing so much to mine!

jeaux90 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:59:21

Oh and well groomed hair

FlyWaxSleepRepeat Sun 22-Jan-17 21:02:02

I notice overall appearance in terms of do they look clean and tidy - so usually immediately - hair (does it look clean and brushed) then clothes (do they look clean and ironed), shoes (clean/polished).

After that I notice teeth, skin and nails.

SickRose Sun 22-Jan-17 21:07:36

Always eyebrows. No idea why. DH hates watching the with me sometimes because I'm always pointing out who has good/bad eyebrows!

SickRose Sun 22-Jan-17 21:08:03

That was supposed to say he hates watching TV with me.

Ilovetorrentialrain Sun 22-Jan-17 21:08:20

Hi OP as this is the S&B section I guess you mean things along those lines. If not I would say a person's facial expression and how they talk to others is the biggest influence on how I percieve them initially.

However S&B-wise... shoes say a lot to me - they should be clean whatever the style. I also notice nails (inc. toes inc sandals). Neatly shaped, whatever length, and no chipped varnish.

rabbitmummy Sun 22-Jan-17 21:11:25


BobbinThreadbare123 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:14:37

Teeth, and if they have those insane HD eyebrows (or some facsimile of them). I have AS so I see ridiculous little details about people and miss out big things.

TizzyDongue Sun 22-Jan-17 21:14:57

Oh difficult one!! I think (if I'm honest) its whatever is the most 'not average' about them. So if they are very tall or short I'd notice their height. If they have extremely well maintained hair or its badly maintained, I'd notice their hair. It'd be thier clothes if they were wearing something unusual or unkept.

I'd notice this first but I wouldn't base my opinion of them on it. That's based on how they behave towards others.

MarshaBrady Sun 22-Jan-17 21:16:57

Hair, any make up that stands out such as nice eye make up and height

booox Sun 22-Jan-17 21:19:38

Posture then maybe hair and smile

Truckingalong Sun 22-Jan-17 21:20:59

Whether they are large of norkage or not.

tinydancer88 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:21:04

Hair & teeth.

RoseHarper Sun 22-Jan-17 21:21:59

Hands/Nails...always. Mine are far from perfect but its the first thing i notice.

LiefieLiefie Sun 22-Jan-17 21:24:10


How someone carries themselves can make a big difference to how they look and how confident they appear.

Chickydoo Sun 22-Jan-17 21:27:57

I notice the warmth ( or otherwise) behind the eyes.

Newbrummie Sun 22-Jan-17 21:28:00

Smile and teeth definitely I love good teeth

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