28 Outfits Later

On July 12, 2012 by Nelson Fernandez

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Some might be surprised at the news that women take 28 outfits on average for a week-long holiday. But the most shocking finding of this new report is that many of them still go and buy extra pieces of clothing to top up their wardrobe while they are on holiday.

The survey carried out by Tesco also found that ten per cent of British women go far beyond the average and change outfits seven times a day while they are in foreign lands.

But, what do they wear? According to the poll in which 2,000 female holidaymakers took place, the most popular items were dresses, tops, shorts, skirts, trousers, bikinis, sandals and evening shoes – the whole lot, basically.

As extravagant as it may sound, this abundance of choices makes perfect sense for a destination like Florida. Just think that during just a single day you may go through a lot of activities, including going to the beach, playing golf, visiting a theme park, a zoo or a nature reserve. In the evening you’ll go for a posh dinner and probably end up clubbing at a chic spot. Surely, you need an outfit for every occasion.

In other words, as Bernadette Lusher, from F&F clothing at Tesco, told the Daily Mail: “Unlike the typical day at home, which can involve an outfit for work or for popping to the shops, an average day on holiday can consist of several different activities.”

So, what about you? Do you tend to travel light or do you over-pack for your holiday? Feel free to leave a comment below.