Married women between the ages of 35 and 44 are much less satisfied with the clothing options available to them than their single counterparts - particularly when it comes to price - new research has revealed.

A poll of 8,000 consumers conducted by consumer intelligence firm BIGresearch found that just 38 per cent of married women between the ages of 35 and 44 were satisfied that they could find clothing that fit their budgets.

This compares with 53 per cent of single women in the same age group.

Panel members were asked to rate statements including: "I can find my size," "I can find clothes that fit within my budget," "I can find a style for me" and "I can find a style that is fashionable today."

"Clearly, the 35-to-44 year old married woman is living a different lifestyle than her single counterpart," said retail industry analyst Robin Lewis, publisher of Robin Reports. "Married women tend to have less time for shopping, less disposable income that can be spent on clothing and a tendency to pay less attention to weight gain and exercise."

Forty-six per cent of single women in that age group felt satisfied they could find the size they wanted, while 40 per cent of married women said the same.

In terms of style, however, 55 per cent of single women were satisfied they could find clothing that fits their personal look, while only 38 per cent of married women agreed.