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Advice Please - Smart and Sophiticated Suit Needed

(5 Posts)
CaveMum Sat 24-Sep-11 15:40:40

Oh wise and fragrant style gurus, I need some advice.

Where should I go to buy myself a smart, but trendy, suit? I have been given a scholarship to attend a very important conference in 2 weeks time and there will be some very influential people in my industry present, so I want to make a good impression.

I've got plenty of trouser suits from the likes of M&S, Next etc, that I wear on a day to day basis for work, but they're all looking a tad faded/worn.

I'm ideally looking for a skirt, or dress, and jacket combo but whenever I've looked in the more upmarket shops (Hobbs, etc) everything just looks a bit, well, frumpy.

I'm 30 and lucky to be a size 10. I want to look smart and businesslike but also young and perhaps a tad trendy.
I have very small boobs (A cup) so sadly the current trend of high necked 50s style dresses does absolutely nothing for me.

Budget is not too much of an issue, I'm prepared to spend on a decent outfit and to consider it an investment. Ideally I'd like to spend no more than £200-£250 on the whole shebang.

So, to summarise, name me some shops to start looking at!

Angel786 Sat 24-Sep-11 16:02:54

Zara, lk Bennett, Karen millen?

I love km dresses as they fit me well and are fashionable without being ott.

CaveMum Sun 25-Sep-11 20:49:35

Thanks for your advice. I popped into LK Bennett this afternoon and bought this and the matching jacket. More than I had anticipated spending, but the lovely shop assistant told me that Red magazine had a 20% off voucher in it and suggested I pop to the newsagents round the corner to buy the magazine while she wrapped my purchases!

CaveMum Sun 25-Sep-11 20:55:47

Oh yes, I also tried this which was utterly gorgeous! I couldn't justify buying two dresses but may have to go back and get it!

Angel786 Sun 25-Sep-11 22:16:04

Oh wow! Love them both! I agree two dresses is a real treat but with the 20% off... would be rude not to!wink

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