I really want this job, went to see them today for a go-see. I wore skinnies, flat boots and tunic top-and fitted right in. Asked what dress code would be for the interview on Tuesday hoping it would be what I am wearing but was told "smart casual". WTF does that mean, can spend upto £60 on outfit but would rather it was less. I am 37, short, size 12 bum and size 8-10 top half.
Thanks everyone, I will have a rummage in my wardrobe-I have been at home with kids for six years and slowly all my clothes have become very casual or my funeral suit! I have only kept a few of my work wear stuff because they were expensive and now they are either 1)hopelessly out of date or 2} stretched beyond all recognition while I tried to disguise my pregnancy. I notice everyone has mentioned trousers, I was thinking of a dress and jacket, simply because I could wear it afterwards but do you think it is a bad idea?
I think a semi-smart jacket is a good idea. I used to work in homelessness semi-casual clothes but had a tailored cord jacket to wear over the top. You then look casual for the clients but somewhat professional if you are speaking to someone official on the client's behalf. So I think if you bought a smartish jacket you would get wear out of it again at work.
Just wanted to thank everyone who helped me decide what to wear for this interview. I took your advice and at the interview I wore a trouser suit with a casualish shirt and bright green bloch ballet pumps. Anyway, everyone on the interview panel was very casually dressed and without your advice I would have felt I had overdressed and been even more nervous. But because all you lovely mumsnet ladies had told me I was wearing the right thing I felt cool and confident and GOT THE JOB! So thank you xxx