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Mirror, Mirror - All About Appearance

Jane Garvey presents the programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Includes the results of a Woman's Hour poll revealing the truth about how we see ourselves.

The results of a Woman's Hour poll reveals how we see ourselves, what we like about our appearance and the difference between the sexes when it comes to spending time and money on how we look.

Phillippa Diedrichs from the Centre for Appearance Research and Sali Hughes, beauty writer for the Guardian, discuss the meaning behind the figures and why is appearance so important.

Reality TV star turned businesswoman Amy Childs and philosopher Mahlet Zimeta discuss how we use appearance to reflect how we want others to see us.

ComRes interviewed 1,006 British adults aged 18+ by telephone between 6th and 9th November 2015. Data were weighted to be
representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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58 minutes


  • Appearance Poll

    We announce the results of our opinion poll on appearance.

    Duration: 02:18

  • Why Is Appearance Important?

    We discuss our survey's results with Sali Hughes, Phillippa Diedrichs and Mahlet Zimeta

    Duration: 21:52

  • Listener's Reactions

    You have your say about the results of our survey

    Duration: 08:21

  • Amy Childs

    Reality TV star turned businesswoman Amy Childs joins us in the studio

    Duration: 09:00

Woman's Hour Quiz: Are you Messy or Dressy?

Is your look more Beyoncé or bedraggled? To find your place on the sliding scale of style take our quiz.

Appearances Survey November 2015

Check out the summary results and the raw data of the survey on people's attitudes to appearance, carried out by ComRes.



Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Phillippa Diedrichs
Interviewed Guest Sali Hughes
Interviewed Guest Amy Childs
Interviewed Guest Mahlet Zimeta
Producer Anne Peacock


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