I need a killer interview dress.

(30 Posts)
Ninjabread Sat 09-Aug-14 08:10:38

I have an interview at the beginning of September for a management role in a council. I need a killer interview dress. I'm 5'6" size 14 big boobs, big tummy, good legs. Please help.

BadDog Sat 09-Aug-14 08:14:26

Why a dress? Surely a suit

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 09-Aug-14 08:16:09

Suits are a bit dated now in my opinion! I would wear a dress and a co-ordinating jacket, maybe in a bright colour.

BikeRunSki Sat 09-Aug-14 08:16:17

I love a dress and jacket on an interview candidate.

Ninjabread Sat 09-Aug-14 08:22:26

I have big boobs so a blouse to go with a suit is difficult. Dresses are cooler too.

BadDog Sat 09-Aug-14 08:23:02

I think too titty.

Lucked Sat 09-Aug-14 08:25:42

And you will get no wear out of a suit in my experience unless it is what everyone wears to work. I just sent my 'interview suit' off to the charity shops, what a waste of money.

Secretblackandmidnighthag Sat 09-Aug-14 08:25:57

baddog this is the second thread I've seen you on saying dresses are 'too titty' for work. What the fuck are you on about?

BadDog Sat 09-Aug-14 08:27:05

Steady on angry lady.

If she has a big bust and a close fitting dress it will give a rather overly titty profile. IMO.

Ninjabread Sat 09-Aug-14 08:28:32

And straining out of a blouse wouldn't?

BadDog Sat 09-Aug-14 08:29:27

Depends how canny a shopper you are

Lucked Sat 09-Aug-14 08:30:27

I love this jacket. Perhaps with a conservative dress underneath?

Like this

BikeRunSki Sat 09-Aug-14 08:32:26

love this although how do you feel about the round neck and big boobs?

iMO dresses look:
modern
stylish
together
feminine
groomed

and suits look:
dated
masculine
boxy
dishevelled

i would get a DVF wrap dress, john Lewis tights (the exact ones k middy wears), lk Bennett court shoes and a v smart bag.

BikeRunSki Sat 09-Aug-14 08:34:15
Ninjabread Sat 09-Aug-14 08:35:59

I'm ok with a boat neck, but apart from that a high neck does me no favours.
I want a dress, I don't want to wear a suit.
Looking back at Joan from Mad Men, she had substantial assets, but always looked business like at work.

FTMK Sat 09-Aug-14 08:41:08

I bought an Austin Reed tailored dress (similar stats to you) from an outlet and it looks amazing. Wore it with a smart Austin Reed fitted cardigan and felt very confident. Agree about suits and blouses. Pricey even in outlet but have worn it for conferences and other formal work events and always feel good. Good luck.

BBQSteak Sat 09-Aug-14 08:44:52

people ook more natural in dresses n jackets

in suits they look like a kid playing dresss up

tethersend Sat 09-Aug-14 08:48:04

I like this with this

tethersend Sat 09-Aug-14 08:48:48

Or this with a cropped black jacket

tethersend Sat 09-Aug-14 08:49:27

What's your budget?

SinglePringle Sat 09-Aug-14 08:53:48

The outfit Lucked put together is really nice. Smart, stylish, memorable and individual. But still classic. Lovely.

SinglePringle Sat 09-Aug-14 08:56:29

So is that Jaeger metallic dress.

Ninjabread Sat 09-Aug-14 08:56:39

My budget is up to £100 for the dress. Preferably less.

bargain John Lewis Planet seem quite roomy in the chest area.

I Iove the print on this

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