14/08/2014 16:59 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mums With Daughters Are More Stylish Than Women With Sons

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Women with daughters are more stylish than mothers of sons – and it's all because they get fashion advice from their mini-mes.

That's according to a new survey, which found that more 51 per cent of mums trust their daughters' opinion more anyone else's. (Tell that to mum-of-three boys Victoria Beckham, who was a style icon even before daughter Harper came along!)

The survey also revealed that 78 per cent over the age of 50 said they'd be happy to let their daughters choose a complete outfit for them.

By contrast, just five per cent said would turn to their sons for style advice, while 28 per cent believe that mothers of boys are less fashionable than women with girls.

Commenting on the research by online retailer Gray & Osbourn, psychologist Honey Langcaster-James said: "Women who don't have daughters may become less interested in style as they grow older but having a daughter, who is conscious of her own style, may keep alive her interest in looking great.

"And, because of their close bond, they also have a source of support, encouragement, and sometimes brutal honesty when it comes to their style decisions.

"More than a quarter of women believe that mums who have sons are less fashion conscious than mums with daughters.

"The most common reasons for this are that daughters are more critical, offer good advice and inspiration, and add an element of competition to look the best whereas sons seemed not to care and aren't as harsh as daughters."

Ludicrous? If you're the proud mums of sons are you just meant to give up?