what to wear for a job interview in hot weather?

(18 Posts)
hazelnutlatte Thu 09-Jun-16 07:02:57

I'm very last minute here but I have a job interview tomorrow and nothing to wear! All of my work clothes are pre baby and I'm a stone heavier now so none of it fits well. I have a knee length skirt with a stretchy waistband so I had thought I would wear that with tights, a sleeveless top and blazer jacket but it will be too hot for the jacket and tights and I won't look smart enough with bare legs and just the sleeveless top!
I have a bit of time this afternoon to get to the shops but will have 2 kids with me so can't do much aimless browsing - can anyone suggest any ideas for something that might work?

Iamblossom Thu 09-Jun-16 07:06:27

I'm afraid I am a tights person, nude shiny ones usually, even in hot weather, if wearing a skirt or a dress. I find in this country you are usually ok, if it's work you are mainly in an air conditioned office aren't you? I wore tights with dresses when working in India...

I think a skirt tights floaty top and jacket with flats if you prefer would be smart enough for an interview?

Iamblossom Thu 09-Jun-16 07:07:19

Primark and sainsburys do great dresses for work in my opinion. Maybe go navy blue or black if you are worried about sweat patches etc....

dudsville Thu 09-Jun-16 07:08:08

If it's a hit country they might have air conditioning? Id assume so and go formal. Just go home after and shower and change back into cooler things.

Iamblossom Thu 09-Jun-16 07:08:53

Today for example I am
London bound for work, it's going to be muggy. I am in a navy dress from Primark, navy lightweight jacket from new look, navy Mary Jane heels, with a bright yellow bag for a colour pop and chunky gold necklace and cuff bracelet.

Iamblossom Thu 09-Jun-16 07:09:50

Sorry I assumed you were in the UK hence shop suggestions

hazelnutlatte Thu 09-Jun-16 07:27:18

Yes I am in the UK, it's pretty muggy and hot here although I know there has been rain elsewhere so maybe it will be cooler by tomorrow. I've not worn sheer tights for about 15 years but maybe I will buy some - can you get decent ones in supermarkets?

hazelnutlatte Thu 09-Jun-16 07:29:13

A navy dress sounds good, can anyone link to one? I could go to sainsburys but our local one never seems to have anything nice in stock!

DurhamDurham Thu 09-Jun-16 07:47:50

I bought a navy shirt dress from Primark last week, it was in the sale so very cheap. It's semi sheer so I bought one of those navy long vests/dress things that Primark sell tons of to wear underneath.
I wore the dress for work to a meeting yesterday with a pair of navy wedge sandals and I looked smart but felt cool. I hate feeling 'trussed up' in the heat.

Good luck with your interview!

Iamblossom Thu 09-Jun-16 08:21:33

Yes to tights in supermarkets, I get mine from tescos. My navy dress is years old but similar sounding to PP, it came with a slip underneath as is quite sheer.

Good luck!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Jun-16 08:29:53

A plain coloured belted shirt dress can look smart or if you want to go without a jacket, you can't go wrong with a crisp white shirt and black trousers or skirt.
Thin nude tights are a must with a skirt but have a spare pair in your bag as they snag and ladder if you so much as look at them.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Jun-16 08:30:32

Oh and good luck with your interview! smile

whattheseithakasmean Thu 09-Jun-16 08:33:06

Whatever you do, wear a jacket - you can take it off before or after. Men usually wear suit jackets, you must be a smart as them. Jacket says you made an effort for the interview.

hazelnutlatte Thu 09-Jun-16 09:32:47

Ok I'm going to wear sheer tights and jacket - hope I don't roast!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Jun-16 10:07:34

Sounds a bit revealing shock can you wear a skirt or trousers too? grin

Homeriliad Thu 09-Jun-16 10:21:03

Whatever you decide to wear, console yourself with the fact that at least you don't have to wear a tie like I did yesterday.

hazelnutlatte Thu 09-Jun-16 15:26:27

No I thought just the jacket and tights would do! Maybe a tie as well to finish it off!

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Thu 09-Jun-16 15:34:07

I had a job interview a few years ago when it went really hot in May & wore a black shift dress from F&F at Tesco, matching jacket, nude tights & court shoes. Afterwards took off jacket, tights & shoes and put on flip flops from my bag because I was roasting but the look must have been smart enough for the interview as I got the job

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