According to some recent research (though I doubt it would pass any sort of peer review) published in The Daily Mail (UK) DAVID THOMAS combed through a mountain of government statistics, academic research, media surveys and pollsters’ reports to uncover the truth about the way UK women are… here is a short extract:
MRS AVERAGE GETS DOLLED UPMrs Average naturally wants to look her best.That is why she buys an average 34 items of clothing every year, spending £3,000 on her purchases.These are piled into a wardrobe where an average six items have never been worn.
She believes the sexiest item in her wardrobe is her favourite little black dress, followed by her killer heels and her snug-fitting jeans.
She staggers round the shops carrying a handbag that weighs 5lb (roughly 2.5kg), a weight that has gone up by 38 per cent in the past five years, thanks to the trend for oversized bags.
Her biggest sartorial weakness, however, is for shoes. An amazing 86 per cent of women claim to buy at least one pair of shoes a month.No wonder then that Mrs Average will spend £31,000 during the course of her life – more than two years’ worth of her average post-tax income – on shoes, belts and other accessories.
Lingerie is a growing obsession with Mrs Average, who will spend £2,700 in her life on bras alone.She has 16 bras in her undies drawer, half of them white, and at least 13 of them chosen purely for their looks rather than comfort or support.
She buys another four bras every year. She wears a typical bra around seven times in an eight-week period before getting round to washing it.
If ten Average females go out for the night hoping to attract a man, four of them will rely on a push-up bra and another four will have magic slimming pants.They may, of course, be the same four girls.
With the clothes comes her beauty routine. During the course of her life, Mrs Average spends two whole years just looking in the mirror.
She will spend 603 days applying make-up and 170 days taking it off. Luckily, women can multitask, so these are probably the same days she spends in front of the mirror.
And her biggest expense of all is her hair, on which she spends a mind-blowing £36,903.75.
Read the rest of the article and find out what Mr Average spends his money on.