The numbers average out to 185 dresses, 271 pairs of shoes and a whopping 145 bags.
A recent study endorsed by Sure Women in Britain revealed that even though women speand on average a whopping 83,498 pounds (131,809.89 Canadian dollars as of today) on their wardrobe in their lifetime, almost sixty percent of women say they “struggle to find something to wear for a night out.”
Here’s a break up of where some of the money goes:
“The figures reveal that in a bid to follow ever-changing fashion trends the average female buys a wardrobe-busting 3,109 items.”
Footwear (most expensive): 13,898 GPB (21,935.51 CAD)
Bags: 5,420 GBP (8,553.92 CAD)
Jeans: 5,905 GBP (9,319.35 CAD)
Dresses: 7,699 GBP (12,149.96 CAD)
Here are some other things the study revealed as published in the Times:
The research, commissioned by Sure Women, also revealed that 14 percent hide purchases from their partners and one in ten end up buying at least one item of clothing a week in their lunch break to wear after work.
It also revealed that 41 per cent women re-apply make-up five times a day.
“Women never seem to have enough clothes. Many feel the pressure to keep up with ever-changing fashions and this means they’re always buying something new,” the Mirror quoted ‘Sure’ spokeswoman Julie Spearman as saying.
“Outfits may only be worn once or twice before they’re replaced. It’s incredible to think we spend so much on clothes, but it seems it’s a price we’re willing to pay to look good,” she added.
Whether you’re British, Canadian or American, I think it’s safe to say that women all over the world share a love for clothing and looking their best.
Whether you need a complete wardrobe for your office or your personal life a wardrobe consultation can be worth it’s weight in gold to understand the colours and styles that work for you and how to cut the budget and buy clothes you actually look good in.
A wardrobe consultation will save you from spending thousands on clothes that don’t suit your personality, and in fact may hinder building your executive presence which is a must for getting ahead at work.