Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Women and Fashion

Fashionable women on the street

There is a recent study done in the UK with approximately 1000 women that shows that women have fashion on the brain, pretty much all the time. Apparently, women on average think about fashion 91 times a day. This would mean that women think about fashion every 11 minutes and 23 seconds. I guess fashion is to women what sex is to men. (Remember that other study that said men think about sex every few minutes.)

Women also visit fashion related websites about 6 times per day. This statistic seemed a little low to me. I know I visit a fashion related website of some sort about 20 times per day and the ones I like a lot get more visits. The study also showed that women get lost in “fashion thought” about 62% of the time. So women spend most of their day thinking about fashion.

Old West Ballgown

Now these numbers may seem a little high or low, depending on what you personally do during your day, but I have to admit, women probably do think about fashion a lot. It’s not just fashion per se, it’s everything about fashion. Do these shoes go with that dress? Can I get away with wearing brown with black? Should I wear my hair up or down? Just don’t get me started on what to wear to a big event like a wedding, charity event or huge party.

While it may seem ridiculous that women spend so much time thinking about fashion, it is with good results. Overall I would have to say that I see quite a few fashionable women walking around on the street, and this is a good thing. It was once pointed out that after the Civil War when America was expanding westward, women were the ones who brought fashion and civilization to society. Women wore colorful dresses, decorated their homes and wanted schools and meeting houses. So when you’re lost in fashion thought, take comfort, you’re just making the world a more beautiful and civilized place.

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