Women spend £200 on shoes, dresses and make-up for the office party

Two in three say they bought up to three new dresses in the lead up to Christmas work do

Women are spending around £210 on preparation for their office Christmas parties, including a new dress, shoes, make-up and fake tan.

Two in three women also admitted that they buy up to three dresses in the lead up to the party, in a bid to impress their colleagues and begin an office romance.

According to the research, by Asda, 67 per cent of women have a sleepless night the day before the event, over fears they may not look their best.

Shapewear was also of importance, with 52 per cent saying they spend at least £30 on padded bras and 35 per cent buying control pants.

Half of the women surveyed said they spent at least £20 on false eyelashes, fake tan and hairspray, and a third had manicures or blow dries before the party.

Fiona Lambert, George at ASDA Brand Director, who was involved in the research, said: ‘There’s nothing worse than panicking about what to wear to the annual office Christmas party.

‘We’ve listened to our customers and we know that they want to look great without breaking the bank.

‘This year we have launched a great range of party wear from glitzy sequins to fashion forward jackets all from just £14, so if you need to buy two or three options to decide on the night as well as new underwear, we have everything under one roof and it won’t cost the earth.’

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