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I can't quite believe I'm starting a thread in style and beauty as I'm pretty useless when deciding what to wear.
However, in a fortnight I am going to be filmed at work (as a teacher) for a training DVD which will be used to show to other professionals.
In between agonising about my lesson plan, I have started to panic about what to wear. What would look reasonable on camera? I am large (size 16-18) and will be sitting on the floor/bending over children/walking about during the lesson. Please help.
I teach Y3 (age 7-8). I usually wear a long skirt or trousers with a jersey type top. I wear a lot of black, usually with a big necklace. Also have some brightly coloured patterned tops to wear with black trousers.
LadyBiscuit - aagh - don't usually wear a lot of make up. Also, not sure a pencil skirt will be good for sitting on the floor with the children. But will definitely have my hair done!
Okay, trousers will also be fine - as long as they're fairly narrow. The critical thing is that you don't have a gaping top and that sort of means empire line if you're not a skinny minnie. And you can't wear an empire line top with a gathered skirt/loose trousers because it will make you look fat.
I know it's a bit weird about the make up thing but you just need to emphasise your eyes properly - eyeliner, lots of mascara is all you need really. I'm not talking about blue eyeshadow up to your eyebrows, just emphasising your natural features a bit more than you usually would
Thanks - definitely planning to follow this advice.
Can I just ask - should I wear black, a bright colour or a subdued colour on top? Am willing to go and buy something new (a shopping trip will be a good displacement activity instead of fretting about my lesson plan!)