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Women spend €300 on holiday wardrobe

WOMEN are adding more than a third to the cost of their holidays by splashing out on new clothes for their trips.

The average female spends almost €300 on clothing, accessories and toiletries for their breaks abroad, a survey found. This compares with an average outlay of €840 for flights and accommodation.

The poll, by travel agent sunshine.co.uk, was based on responses from 1,927 women aged 18 and over.

They revealed that on average they spent €290 on their holiday wardrobe, which included four pieces of swimwear, six summer dresses, five holiday tops/vests, three pairs of sandals/shoes, two pairs of shorts, three pieces of holiday jewellery, sunglasses, beach bag, sun lotion and three pieces of makeup.

Spokeswoman Chris Clarkson said: "I think it's easy to forget about other costs involved in going on holiday on top of the flight and accommodation spend.

"My advice would be for people to really take a look at the clothes and accessories they already have, because there's no need to buy new items each time you go away."