Women like to shop, but most still claim they have 'nothing to wear'

Women like to shop, but most still claim they have 'nothing to wear'



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NEW YORK CITY — A new study is revealing women spend tens of thousands of dollars on clothing in a lifetime, and most of them still claim to have nothing to wear.

The new research by The Daily Mail shows it's exactly what husbands have suspected for years. Women spend a fortune on clothes — an average of $125,000 within their lifetime to be exact.

Despite all of the money spent on clothes, the study shows that 60 percent of women still struggle to find something to wear on a daily basis.

"Nothing looks as good as when you try it on for the first time, so that's a big problem," shopper Maria Beslac told NBC News. "Because, you know, I might buy a really nice outfit, something that I love, but it never looks as good as it does that first time, and then you know the outfit is sort of gone, and then you want a new one."

Over the years, women buy roughly 3,000 items, including 271 pairs of shoes, 185 dresses and 145 bags, the study found. Diana Hernandez is a fashion stylist, and she says shopping is just part of a lifestyle.

"Trends change all the time. People are always looking for the new thing," Hernandez said. "What is hot today is not going to be hot tomorrow."

The study even showed that 10 percent of women have admitted to at least buying one personal item, clothing or accessory, every week in the middle of the day just to attend an event straight from work.

"I call it ‘retail therapy,'" Beslac said, "but at least once a week, just like the study says. I have to buy something new."

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