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Help with stupid emergency Wimbledon for a chubby pauper

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hollyisalovelyname Thu 27-Jun-13 09:29:37

At 5ft 7 ins and size 12/14 you are not chubby.

DialsMavis Wed 26-Jun-13 23:06:16

Ahhh thanks everyone. I just grabbed a nice t shirt dress from H&M which I will wear anyway and stuck my plimsolls on and my hair in plaits.

Dawndonna Wed 26-Jun-13 22:27:34

I think you need to view yourself a little differently. I am 5'5" and look pretty sylph like at a size 14 and damn skinny at a 12.

SacreBlue Wed 26-Jun-13 22:20:37

Suit up and go umpire?

Matsikula Wed 26-Jun-13 22:14:56

Could you go as a 1930s tennis player? So white shirt, pearls and (the tricky bit) some sort of white skirt, which doesn't need to be short, white socks and plimsoles? Plus a white sweatband to ram the point home? But yes, if they want you to dress up and it is a customer -facing role, surely they ought to pay expenses.

Startail Wed 26-Jun-13 12:48:16

It was freezing for parts of the French open.
Several of the women played in long sleeves and cropped leggings

DialsMavis Wed 26-Jun-13 12:35:35

I know I should tell them to do one, but quite pathetically I want to have a nice Ish time while working and everyone else is really into the idea hmm.

VioletGoesVintage Wed 26-Jun-13 11:28:32

Agree with Gwendoline. The twat can't dismiss you for not joining in with this. And, if he does, you'd probably have a stonking unfair dismissal claim.

Failing that, just wear whatever you'd wear if you were playing tennis e.g. Trackie bottoms, a tee and trainers. After all, he didn't say you had to dress like a Wimbledon tennis player.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 26-Jun-13 11:12:10

I'm with the tell him to fuck off brigade. What is it with people and tucking fancy dress? Most people hate it, it's not fun it's a pain in the arse. I'd ignore it. They can't sack you for not dressing up!

SingingSilver Wed 26-Jun-13 11:08:21

* If you have those clothes already of course

SingingSilver Wed 26-Jun-13 11:08:00

Go dressed as an umpire? Navy blazer and midi length white skirt - or some female umpires wear white trousers.

gaggiagirl Wed 26-Jun-13 09:43:17

Set yourself a budget I would only spend a fiver. We are always having to do charity stuff in our office like wear a certain colour I hate it as I only ever wear black or navy if I'm feeling exotic ha ha.

DialsMavis Wed 26-Jun-13 09:32:49

There is no way he will pay, they are idiots. But they are idiots who are feeding my DC until I get a graduate job. wink

gaggiagirl Wed 26-Jun-13 09:29:55

or get a tennis ball and thread it on a piece of string and wear it as a necklace? X

gaggiagirl Wed 26-Jun-13 09:28:17

Sports direct have a good sale on for wrist/headbands I was just there on Saturday.
Primark for white tee/dress/skirt/leggings
please make sure you keep the receipts so you can present them to your twat boss!

Meglet Wed 26-Jun-13 09:18:30

Tell your boss to pay.

We had to do dress up days when I worked in Lush. I hated the faff and expense, I should have told them a blank "no".

NoelHeadbands Wed 26-Jun-13 09:13:23

Or tell your boss to go fuck himself?

Or at least stump up cash for a new outfit

aftermay Wed 26-Jun-13 08:50:30

Dress like a ball girl, head to toe in purple and crouch behind the bar smile

DialsMavis Wed 26-Jun-13 08:21:15

Videos = headband

DialsMavis Wed 26-Jun-13 08:19:37

So my twat boss has decided that staff have to dress in tennis gear at work whenever Andy Murray is playing. I've left it until the last minute as u thought it was some sort of grim joke, apparently it's not. If I was thin, young and gorgeous I would scour the charity shops for ironic tennis gear and look like an attractive yet amusingly ironic female tennis version of the 118 guys, unfortunately that isn't the case. I am broke and need it by tonight. I also work in an environment surrounded by pervy and mysoginist older men (pub) & am years older and dress sizes wider than the other women who work there, help!

I'm also completely skint. I was thinking wrist bands and a videos band thingy, sports direct?
And a white dress or skirt and £2 primark white tee, as long as I can wear the dress on holiday. Has anyone seen anything v cheap that I can grab today? I'd rather it wasn't too short, but I can always wear leggings if needed, but that would look pretty silly next to the acres of tanned young that will be on display from my colleagues.

I'm a 12-14 (more like a 14 at present), extremely fat legged 5ft7

Please help (apologies for length and hysteria of this post)

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