How Much Do Clothes Really Influence?

Researchers suited-up computer generated heads in high and low-brow outfits.

(BBC) Clothes influence race perception

28 September 2011 Last updated at 12:58 GMT

What you wear can influence what race others perceive you to be, a new study finds.

Scientists dressed people in either smart business attire or work overalls and asked onlookers to categorise the faces as white or black.

Faces were more likely to be seen as white when dressed smartly and black when in overalls, the researchers found.

The US-based team report their findings in the journal Plos One.

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