Denims that last for 400 outings!

Updated: Sep 20, 2010, 17:34 PM IST

London: Move over Little Black Dress, for denims are the one outfit that every girl ought to have in her wardrobe – not just because they are fashion savvy but aren’t too hard on your wallet either.

Scientists have worked out that the cost-per-wear ratio (dividing the cost of clothing by the number of times it is worn) is lower for jeans than any other item, apart from basic underwear and T-shirts.

A typical pair of jeans lasts for about 428 times before they are thrown out – which works out at just 9p a time, reports The Daily Mail.

The study examined the wardrobes of 3,000 women. It found that knickers and T-shirts were the hardest workers.

Jeans, though, were the sturdiest performers, being worn many more times and costing only a tiny bit more per wear.

The statistics were published in a report for London’s Science Museum to support its Trash Fashion: Designing Out Waste exhibition.