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Working wardrobe - where do you shop?

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MadAboutHotChoc Tue 13-Nov-12 08:51:54

I need to update my working wardrobe with a new trouser suit and a dress - can anyone suggest where to shop for these please?

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Tue 13-Nov-12 08:54:56

What shape are you and how formal is your area of work?

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 13-Nov-12 09:16:59

Slim with no waist and a small bum.

I need a black or charcoal formal suit for client meetings, presentations etc. Can dress it up or down with tops, shoes, scarves, jewellery etc.

I like shift dresses but the ones I see are sleeveless.

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Tue 13-Nov-12 09:26:25

shift dress with nipped in waist and sleeves
this will look good with a slim frame like yours- have seen the colour in person- it's gorgeous!!
this to emphasis waist

Hopefully Tue 13-Nov-12 09:38:10

What kind of budget?

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 13-Nov-12 09:41:46

medium range.

I love the Austin Reed dresses but prefer these to be black or grey, not red!

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Tue 13-Nov-12 10:21:32

Austin reed tends to be a bit longish so you may need nipping in if you are not an amazon smile
here is a nice belted shift dress.
There are some decent ones here in neutrals
nice grey one
this is really smart.
smart black dress

carrie74 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:07:31

Depending on how traditional you need to be: look in Hobbs; Laura Ashley; LK Bennett; Banana Republic (and if you sign up for BR email, they seem to have 25% off every other day).

If less traditional, look in Zara for good basics at good prices (but likely to be black)

carrie74 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:09:17

Oh and also Phase Eight for slightly less structured looks.

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 13-Nov-12 11:19:09

Thanks everyone.

Some new suggestions for me to follow up e.g never thought of Laura Ashley as I still associate them with flowery frocks smile

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