Ladies dress to impress despite Monday blues
Published 01/06/2010 | 05:00
WOMEN take four times as long to get ready for work on Mondays than on Fridays, while men also put less effort into their appearance as the week goes on, according to research by retail chain Debenhams.
On average, women spend 76 minutes getting ready on Mondays -- with almost a third of that spent on their hair; 18 minutes on make-up; 16 minutes trying on different combinations of clothes; and the rest taken up by showering and washing. This is reduced to 40 minutes on Tuesdays and continues to decline as the week goes on.
Men, too, let their standards suffer with each passing day, taking 28 minutes on Monday, half that on Tuesday and 11 for the rest of the week.
"Men can only pay attention to their appearance for a maximum of two days before opting for an acceptable level of dishevelment," said the study.