Planning a mini break For women that means at least 10 different outfits and TWELVE hours packing!
16:58 GMT, 8 November 2012
A British Airways survey has revealed that women spend an average of 12 hours getting ready to go away on holiday
It won't be a surprise to our female readers that more than a third of women admit packing and re-packing their bags several times before a holiday
While men may leave it until the last minute, new research found 34 per cent of women re-pack their suitcases several times to fit everything they need in within the weight limit.
And everything they absolutely need is at least 10 completely different outfits, even for a short break.
The research, commissioned by British Airways also found that women need more than 12 hours to get ready to go away.
Nearly half of those questioned – 49 per cent – feel baggage restrictions for flying short haul mean they are forced to leave key items at home, and one in four women say forgetting a key item has spoiled their holiday.
Perhaps in contrast with their male
partners, two in three (65 per cent) women write a list to prepare for a
trip away, and more than half (56 per cent) hit the shops.
popular tasks include stocking up on essential toiletries, including
sun cream, (53 per cent) and explaining the break to their children (12
Mothers also spend time packing DVD
players to keep the kids entertained on the plane and marking off the
days to go on the calendar (both eight per cent).
Abigail Comber, head of brands for
British Airways, said: 'Constant packing and re-packing can cause many
arguments and unnecessary stress.
'That's a lot to go through before you finally board the plane.
'But fashion-focused women want more outfit options when they travel.
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The ultimate holiday wardrobe curated by travel fashion website style-passport.com
all, who knows what you might get up to on holiday Women reserve the
right to change their mind and their outfits on holiday just as at
BA and fashion experts from website style-passport.com have drawn up a 34 item of essential items to give
shorthaul travellers peace of mind.
model Jade Parfitt, from Notting Hill, London, showed off a series of
the collection's outfits on the runway to show it's possible to travel
and stay glamorous.
A sequined jacket and a scarf are must-haves for trendy travellers
Your best holiday dress will have memories of favourite trips
Colours are key and they make your holiday snaps zing
It included the latest pieces from Sophie Hulme, IRO, Mara Hoffman, Anya Hindmarch, plus Amor Lux, Havainas and Converse.
Sarah Walter, Managing Director and Founder of style-passport, who curated the stylish travellers' wardobe and has visited over 60 countries said: “This collection showcases both designer and essential basics.
'They are totally versatile, offering style solutions to ensure you are prepared for any eventuality no matter when or where you are travelling.'
TEN MUST-HAVES FOR STYLISH TRAVELLERS from style-passport.com
1. Ray-ban aviators: Just looking at them makes you feel you are escaping
2. BECCA beach tint:: For just been on the beach glow before you get there
3. Havaianas. The best flip flops by far
As many scarves as you want: A scarf is a cover up, a belt, a
hair protector, a skirt, a dress (when you know how) a sheet and a
sometimes towel too
5. One piece of statement jewellery: Big earrings or a striking necklace are perfect holidays are about making a statement
6. Carmex: Lips get dry in the sun and wind, you'll need this
The perfect bag: Cross body for the airport, adjustable straps ensure
it can double as the perfect day time bag. Lots of pockets for
8. Your best holiday dress: Every woman should have a
dress she loves. From beach to nightclub this dress reminds you of the
best times of your life
9. Nail varnish: I can tell which holiday I'm on by the colour of my toes
The bikini or swimsuit you feel great in: Holiday and swimwear are
synonymous. There are no rules just take time to find what gives you
VIDEO: Sarah Walter, founder of style-passport.com, on holiday fashion