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Teenage girls spending an average of €825 on their Debs

Spray tans, manicures, hair-dos and dresses – it all adds up.

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THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE results are only out a few hours but lots of teenage girls have already been planning their Debs for weeks and this year they’re expected to spend an average of €825 on their appearance for the big night.

Retailer Debenhams has said that young women across the country will be majorly splashing out on beauty treatments, dresses and accessories over the next couple of months to make sure they look their best.

Spray tans, manicures, make-up and hair appointments top the list of pre-debs pampering appointments with these preparations alone totalling up to €200.

Debenhams is also reporting a huge increase of 65 per cent in the sale of cocktail dresses with Irish debutantes ditching long ballgowns and favouring the vintage look this year.

“Many shoppers are seeking 1920s inspired cocktail and prom style dresses, with details like feathers, dropped waistlines and rhinestone embellishments proving really popular,” Karen Nason from Debenhams said. “Hair accessories are also set to play a major role in Debs trends this season.”

How much did you spend on your Debs ensemble? Tell us in the comments below…

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