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ggirl Wed 16-Jan-13 18:59:12

weather girls
clergy women

MerylStrop Wed 16-Jan-13 19:27:16

the GPs at our practice are all VV stylish and good-looking
(and fortunately good doctors too)
I work in the arts and encounter many people who Try Very Hard to be quirky and just look frightful.

Well, I'll have you know that I am quite a nicely dressed teacher!

Yes to weather girls. They all wear those awful polyester dresses with lurid coloured panels.

Police ladies have to wear really horrible shoes.

CuttedUpPear Wed 16-Jan-13 19:29:41

Gardeners. I speak for myself. I try to be smart and functional but I usually end up in outfits that embarrass the kids.

ggirl Wed 16-Jan-13 19:30:22

I am so glad I wear a uniform

NotGoodNotBad Wed 16-Jan-13 19:33:04

Computing. Easily.

CMOTDibbler Wed 16-Jan-13 19:34:34

Nuclear physicists.

Purplehonesty Wed 16-Jan-13 19:36:29

Solicitors. Not trendy London ones obviously but the ones up here who dress like they purchased their suits from charity shop rag bags and spilt their lunch down their tie.
Dandruff seems to be commonplace too (shudder)

Anna1976 Wed 16-Jan-13 19:39:29

Maybe you should consider whether the typical person underneath goes with the look. Can you imagine the average nun done up as a weather girl? No - nuns look better in their understated mystique outfits.

Surgeons are well dressed when not in theatre, but personally i have always looked better in scrubs than in a suit, because I look like a coalminer in drag when forced to wear high heels/ tights that ladder/ skirt that never fits & rides up/ top that looks unironed/ makeup that looks terrible no matter what...

Also - anyone on Songs of Praise could be wearing absolutely anything under that cassock.... grin

MelanieWiggles Wed 16-Jan-13 19:40:34

Engineers, definitely. I work with a few hundred of them and you can tell when they interviewed for their first jobs out of college as they are still wearing the same styles / colours of shirt / ties / suits as we're fashionable then - think double-breasted with indigo shirt and yellow tie (1990's) etc.

Francagoestohollywood Wed 16-Jan-13 19:42:03

Not a particular profession, but anyone who wears "smart" trousers made of cheap fabric.

MelanieWiggles Wed 16-Jan-13 19:42:22

Were not we're - damn you autocorrect !

bigkidsdidit Wed 16-Jan-13 19:44:36

I'm an academic and agree we're shocking (I'm the exception obv)

SauvignonBlanche Wed 16-Jan-13 19:47:05

Nurses - horrible nylon uniforms!

Corygal Wed 16-Jan-13 19:47:05

Bankers are pretty frightful. Not necessarily the hedge-funders (altho their weekend 'gear' is very lowering to see) but the sort of people who work in the HQ towers of big banks.

There seems to be a professional qualification in bad-fit polyester, with a compulsory semi-transparent shirt for the women and a 'jaunty' tie for the men.

dotty2 Wed 16-Jan-13 19:50:02

The worst dressed are often the most useful though (massive generalisation there!). I mean, teachers, GPs and childcare workers have considerations other than style to dress for - easier for people who sit sipping latte all day to look stylish at work. (Speaking as someone who works in the arts sector!)

ArbitraryUsername Wed 16-Jan-13 19:50:28

Oh god. Academics by a country mile.

bigTillyMint Wed 16-Jan-13 19:54:25

Maths lecturers.

Followed by all other lecturers/academics.


ArbitraryUsername Wed 16-Jan-13 19:56:02

I don't know if maths lecturers are the worst. Those geologists are always dressed for the field, no matter where they are...

JumpHerWho Wed 16-Jan-13 19:58:24

People who work in local council offices.

They all pop out for lunch in groups in my town to Greggs wearing black bootcut poyesters and denim jackets or ill fitting suit jacket, with scruffy hair and a pallish complexion. And rucksacks.

bettybleep Wed 16-Jan-13 19:59:56

Men who present TV programmes about cars

Male barristers and their awful chalk stripe suits. FFS - is that a module they teach on the BVC?

ChablisLover Wed 16-Jan-13 20:14:08

I know lots of well dressed accountants (including me!)

All women though

Flosshilde Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:21

I knew my profession would be on here. grin In its defence, you have to balance a public facing role with inclement weather conditions, including underfoot, and most us of us can't be arsed to change outfits all the time. It rains all the fucking time on my patch.

Hence the cheap trews, sensible and warm upper half, boots and cagoule look. Minimal make up and hair up. Anything smarter gets wrecked.

JumpHerWho Wed 16-Jan-13 20:19:37

Dunno - I have a friend who's an accountant and earns shed loads, and wears cheap polyester skirt suits and plastic handbags sad

Himalaya Wed 16-Jan-13 20:24:51

Scientists in general.

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