New job, need new clothes - help please

(24 Posts)
MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 18:04:09

Hi,

I've got a new job starting next week. I'm booked to have my haircut tomorrow and a shopping expedition on Thursday.

The role is fairly high level, but the company is less formal than I'm used to (I've always worked in suits previously), I need some advice on where to look for dresses, less formal suits.

Any advice? thanks

13Stitches Mon 18-Aug-14 18:40:43

I'm not really qualified to post in S&B but I just got some cheap nice straight leg trousers from Mango. And they actually fit well! (First time ever, I think).

I bought them online, and had to navigate by inside leg measurement (>30in). But v impressed.

Congrats on your job and good luck with the shopping!

MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 18:55:08

Thanks very much, I'll check out what they've got on line.

If you've got loads of suits, might you want to loose your least favourite jackets, and wear the bottoms / dresses without the jacket?

ie reuse most of what you already have unless of course you WANT to go shopping, in which case knock your self out

MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 19:56:46

I've lost a stone in weight as well, so I'd really like some new stuff. Happy to spend around £600 for 3 outfits.

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 20:45:55

What's you size/colouring and usual style? What sleeve length do you prefer?

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 20:49:33

His do you feel about something like this?

Watching with intrigue as I'm in the same position OP.

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 20:50:51

Or this?

MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 20:54:43

Love both those tethers.

I'm a size 12, long blonde hair, I suit blues and pastels, must have sleeves, but short sleeves are okay.

Thanks so much for your help, this is exciting smile

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 20:55:43
Pastperfect Mon 18-Aug-14 20:59:01

I have this which i like and bought before it appeared constantly on DM sadfacers

www.lkbennett.com/Clothing/Dresses/Detroit-Notch-Collar-Fitted-Dress/p/DRDETROITPOLYESTERMIXCreamLight%20Cream?show=All

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 20:59:11
Pastperfect Mon 18-Aug-14 21:01:49

And I have this from coast in purple which is super flattering and the purple is a lovely shade for someone who suits blue

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 21:03:12
tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 21:05:24
MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 21:05:26

Love the draped neck one, these are wonderful. thanks

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 21:07:14
MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 21:07:23

Love the Mabel too, and yy to balloon sleeved dress. I always wanted a Vivienne Westwood, but at the moment I think a 10 is a bit of a stretch wink

MuttonCadet Mon 18-Aug-14 21:09:49

I need the blue VW, but unfortunately sold out in a size I could get near too. blush

Right off to bed, thanks so much for your help all!

tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 21:11:01
tethersend Mon 18-Aug-14 21:12:21
Mrsgrumble Mon 18-Aug-14 21:23:48

Sorry to hijack.. What is cos sizing like? Is it equivalent to Hobbs. Absolutely love the navy version !

Get it op grin

tethersend Wed 20-Aug-14 21:34:07

I think cos sizing is quite generous.

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