completely desperate. how do I style a green bloody polo neck?

(37 Posts)
twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:20:00

My new work uniform is a green polo neck t shirt.... I actually considered not taking the job for this reason alone but they chucked more money at me so it felt petty.

What the holy hell can I team it with to make it more bearable?

There's no other dress code but I will be moving stock (field sales) so trousers best. Won't see managers for months on end so can cover it up a bit.

I am 5ft 2, size 14 and g cup boobs <wails>

ScarletForYa Sun 01-May-16 23:25:42

Jesus! A green polo neck!? In Summer? Puke!

If you won't see managers four months on end don't wear it!

ScarletForYa Sun 01-May-16 23:28:42

Hang on do you mean one of those ugly work t-shirt shirts with the collar and three buttons?

I'm supposed to wear one of those for work but I don't. They're hideous.

travailtotravel Sun 01-May-16 23:28:47

Do you mean a polo shirt? Please for your sales I hope so.

There's not !much you can do with a polo.

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:29:37

scarlet I think I love you. I am actually really tempted to just buy some plain black tops and then worse case scenario but a sticker on with the company logo if a manager springs a visit.

What's worse is the coat they have provided is bottle green and an exact replica of my sons school coat.... He is thrilled, me less so!

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:30:45

Oh god I do! Sorry! It's a polo shirt with the buttons. Not a polo neck with the high neck.

The ugliness of the t shirt has clearly made me forget my language skills. Sorry!

travailtotravel Sun 01-May-16 23:31:23

A fabric allergy could be your friend 😀

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:31:46

It's fruit of the loom shock no expense spared!

ScarletForYa Sun 01-May-16 23:31:52

Who comes up with these ideas?

Why must work uniforms be ugly and humiliating. Yea, just keep a spare shirt in your bag and if you get caught claim you had a spillage etc. I've never been challenged.

MrsLettuce Sun 01-May-16 23:33:56

Could you match the colour at one of those shops for people who have 'colours' IYSWIM. Just get a t shirt. Keep the offending article in the car for emergencies or something.

whitershadeofpale Sun 01-May-16 23:34:16

Do you mean a polo neck, like a jumper or a polo shirt?

Either way I'd try and go with a 60s style of style. Cigarette pants would look good but maybe not if you're curvy (I have a similar shape to you and they don't suit me).

If not I would have suggested a pencil/ tube skirt with ballet flats, but maybe not appropriate for the type of work you do.

Sorry that wasn't much help after all!

Wheresthattomoibabber Sun 01-May-16 23:34:32

Fruit of the loom polo shirts are shit. They go weird shapes when you wash them.

whitershadeofpale Sun 01-May-16 23:35:18

Oops X post.

Wheresthattomoibabber Sun 01-May-16 23:35:30

Can you get the logo on a different article of clothing? Like a fitted shirt or v neck jumper?

MrsLettuce Sun 01-May-16 23:35:38

Sorry that made no sense at all!

I mean, maybe you could get a tshirt in the 'right' colour here, or some such place.

burnishedsilver Sun 01-May-16 23:35:43

Is it slim fitting or loose? Perhaps you could have it altered to fit a bit better.

MrsLettuce Sun 01-May-16 23:36:35

Lanyard with logo / company card would maybe sort the branding bit.

southeastastra Sun 01-May-16 23:36:49

turn up the collar like an 80s footballer

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:36:49

I think I am going to just keep it in the car. There's nothing redeemable about this is there? no Matter what I put on my bottom half!

Ooh if It goes funny in the wash too then it wouldn't be my fault! The rest of the team are all blokes and were wearing their t shirts with glee at the training day..... I have a branded ipad case. That can be ID enough!

whitershadeofpale Sun 01-May-16 23:38:07

Any inspiration here?

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:38:07

It is a generic "medium" so tight over my boobs, loose every where else and a weird length because I am short sad

whitershadeofpale Sun 01-May-16 23:39:15

I'd try tucking it in and taking in the sides.

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:40:10

Oh!!! That colours website is amazing!!! I could get a wrap top and then get the logo put on somehow.

That is brilliant!!! Thank you flowersflowers

twirlypoo Sun 01-May-16 23:43:01

whitershade she is gorgeous.... I am short, fat and have huge boobs though. Oh! And it is bogey coloured not grey grin

There is no hope for me I fear!

Wheresthattomoibabber Sun 01-May-16 23:43:33

Ask them where they buy from. There will be a set up cost so you need to get it from the same place to avoid paying it again. Companies like xamax do a huge range of stuff.

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