The True Cost Of A Festive Party Outfit
The festive period is supposedly all about giving but for many women it is also a time to indulge in a little retail therapy. A recent survey has revealed that British women spend, on average, 3.5 billion on clothes shoes and other outfit accessories during the month of December.
The 3.5 billion amount equates to around 206 each for the average woman to update their wardrobe ready for the party season.
This may sound like a lot of money but actually, this is not included in the amount that will be spent on Christmas presents, with the cost of cotton continuing to rise it is no wonder the price of clothes is also rocketing. The spending soon begins to mount up when you factor in costume jewellery, hosiery and any make up/ beauty treatments required.
This study included 3000 women and revealed that on average 76.50 was the figure spent on a new dress or outfit and an additional 41.22 is spent on shoes to go with the outfit. When you take in to consideration the fact that people often have more than one Christmas party to attend the sum begins to mount. 84% of women do admit to wearing a new outfit more than once over the festive period in order to save money.
The cost of updating an outfit may not always have to be so expensive though. Instead of buying a new dress why not consider updating an old dress with brand new costume jewellery? Costume jewellery is bound to update a look instantly. It also gives you the freedom to update more than one outfit and create a variety of different looks.
Shoes and costume jewellery are an easy way to change the look of an outfit and mean you cna get several wears out of one dress over the festive period.