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OK, so I've been offered a job. It's in an office. HELP.
I have only ever worked in places where the uniform is supplied. What on earth do I wear?!?! I've got a suit kicking about, and a few nice blouses, but it's a full-time position so I need about a million more things, otherwise I'll end up going to work filthy!
Can someone suggest cheap websites/proper items of "smaaahhht" clothing to wear?! Someone told me to get a peplum dress... WTAF is that?! Is it like a colour or a pattern or what?!
I'm on the phones, calling businesses about their products. I'm terrified I won't look "the part". I think I may have a pencil skirt in here, but that was pre-baby and if I can get my big toe in, much less my ample arse, I'd be impressed...
Primark do some ok stuff but you have to route around a bit. H&M and Dorothy Perkins do some ok-ish tops too. Once you get a feel for the place you can decide whether or not better quality cloth is required!
Thing is, I'm working with some girls who I'm not jealous of in the slightest with their youth and their micromini dresses and their love of everything frivolous...
Ok, maybe a little jealous. I just don't want to be the sad, fat 25-year-old who had her baby and therefore is defunct style-wise... do you see what I mean? I mean, they're all glamorous with their blonde hair extensions and make-up and artfully-cut-out dresses and those weird mullet-skirts that are short in the front and long in the back with really high heels...
I've got some lovely smart dresses and things, like I have a skater dress that could be very smart. I've rooted through eBay and bought some more blouses and trousers, but I'm just terrified that I'll end up with spaghetti stains on everything and no chance to do a load of washing.
I'm terrified... seriously terrified!! I think I'm getting myself a bit wound up...
Well, one of them was wearing this dress with sections cut out of the sides. it looked a bit odd and kind of casual? But I mean, if she can get away with it with the managers, then obviously it sets a precedent doesn't it?
And I hate them too, they probably look good if you have the legs for them but I just............don't.
Smart/casual. Jeans are too casual, suit is too smart.. Shift dress, trousers, skirts and blouses, jumpers, cardi's and depending on the style tshirt. You don't want anything too revealing either.. Something that is comfortable, because you will spend a lot of time, sitting... Start your first day a blouse and trousers/skirt, and comfy shoes. Could be everyone else is very, very casual.
A peplum dress is like a shift dress, but the skirt bit usually tighter. More fitted than a shift, and usually shorter way above knee.
Yes, buy things that can be dried hanging on the hanger and so don't need ironing! And definitely don't buy anything that needs dry cleaning. And if you do accidentally buy trousers that need dry cleaning don't wash them in the washing machine because you will be very sad that your trousers are now sized for a small 10 year old.