Never ask a woman how you look
London: If you want an honest opinion about your outfit, then don`t take advice from your friends.
According to a poll of 1,600 women by clothes website MyCelebrityFashion, more than two-thirds of the ladies tell their companions they look good in a garment - when they don`t.
And the deliberate "sabotage" is down to women wanting to boost their own confidence, the study found.
The study also found that nearly a third of women have told friends they looked awful in something - when in fact they looked great - because they didn`t want to be upstaged, reports The Daily Express.
"The results of this study reveal just how much jealousy clothes can invoke," the website`s marketing director Andy Barr said.
"The fact that almost half of the women admitted to purposeful `outfit sabotage` in order to boost their own confidence proves how much we rely on appearances for our own self worth, a worrying trend."
He warned: "Never put your self confidence in the hand of someone else, and trust what you think suits you. If you feel good in it, then that`s all that matters!"