Dressing Well At Work Could Add 20% To Your Salary

New study suggests it's time to take ironing seriously

Most of us understand that picking the right outfit for an interview is crucial, but after that, how many of decline into a spiral of creased shirts and odd socks once we have bagged the job?

New research from the University of Chicago suggests your office appearance may have a bigger and more financial impact than you realise. 

14,600 men and women were monitored for 13 years after the end of school and into their careers. Researchers interviewed participants four times during these years and rated their attractiveness and style before comparing it to their salaries. 

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And while you might assume there was a correlation between the those rated with better style and their yearly take home, the amount extend that this proved to be true might shock you. 

Though the correlation was stronger for women, they found that "attractive individuals earn roughly 20 percent more than people of average attractiveness."

Interestingly, the gap was reduced when grooming did not vary between the groups suggesting that "suggesting that the beauty premium can be actively cultivated." So even if you aren't Ryan Gosling, there's no excuse for skipping your grooming routine.