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Only one-fifth of women consider themselves fashionable

Study finds low percentage of women classify themselves as fashion-savvy.

By Kim Anne Dec 12, 2012 8:38PM
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A new study reveals that not many women actually consider themselves fashionable. The research experiment, conducted by www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, polled more than 2,000 British women from ages 18-30 on topics including their shopping habits and opinions on their own style. 

The results conclude that only 19 percent of women say would classify themselves as 'fashionable'.

“As December is often a very fashionable month, filled to the brim with various Christmas parties, we were interested to find out whether or not British women considered themselves fashionable and the various lengths they go to update their style,” said Mark Pearson, Chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk. “Whilst the majority of respondents said they were interested in fashion and often changed their look and style to stay current, it came as a bit of a surprise to discover that only 19 percent of British women believed that they were truly fashionable and stylish.”

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But although many women don’t think they are fashionable, they are still spending the cash to try to get there. “What is slightly troubling about the results is the fact that many respondents admitted that they went into debt to look good and, even worse, some said that they spent over £300 staying trendy,” he said. “Spending your way into debt is never the answer, and it is better to buy one or two on-trend pieces instead of buying an entire wardrobe full of clothes every season. The money spent on clothes could be put to better use, like savings and bills."

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Considering the fact that we all may be dropping more than we should on our holiday office ensembles, that might be a good point to take into consideration. 

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