The tedium of a slowing economy is pulling purse-strings tight for many women and causing many to begin shopping "like a man", it has been claimed.
Sarah Mower, writing for the Daily Telegraph, urged Britain's fashion-conscious females not to despair because they can no longer afford to make impulse purchases.
Rather, women should adopt more 'manly' retail characteristics and hunt out long-term bargains, items that will remain part of a wardrobe for years, she urged.
Instead of buying a statement dress which will be out of style within a matter of months, use bright and exciting hosiery
to liven up an outfit, the reporter continued.
"Most men, if they fancy colour or pattern, limit it to shirts, scarves and socks
. You're allowed tights
," Ms Mower explained.
Kimberly Foster, writing for online resource Helium, recently referred to hosiery
as a "fashion smorgasbord" offering a massive variety of colour and style
Try our vibrant Colour Burst Range
News brought to you by SockShop. Go On…Treat Your Feet