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Help - a bit clueless about interview wear

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SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 19:49:59

I've got an interview at short notice, current work is v. casual so don't have any appropriate work wear.

Could I wear this to an interview?

And are ankle boots meant to be this loose round the ankle?

It's this dress so not just black

tethersend Sat 25-Jan-14 20:03:16

Looks good. Ankle boots not ideal, but ok.

What's the job?

I think it needs a blazer or smart jacket...

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 20:33:47

It's a data analyst position, company fairly modern rather than traditional, so no suits round the workplace.

I have super skinny feet so can't wear court shoes or similar, I thought ankle boots might fit better but they're huge on me too.

Jacket may be problematic, was kind of hoping I might get away without it.

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 25-Jan-14 20:37:52

I'd say the dress is fine (v nice in fact) unless the position is senior.

I'd look for some smart shoes, though

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 20:50:33

No not senior.

What sort of style shoes might work considering I have a really low profile foot?

JeanSeberg Sat 25-Jan-14 20:54:22

I'd play safe with these

m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/Collection-Stiletto-Court-Shoes-Insolia®/dp/B00CQF4X28?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_1&nodeId=3147175031&sr=1-1&qid=1390683223&pf_rd_r=0Z886TW48A4D1P0J7X7N&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3147175031&pf_rd_p=321381387&pf_rd_s=related-items-3

ChalkHillBlue Sat 25-Jan-14 20:59:10

Dress is great, I would wear knee highs, or ballerinas

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 21:01:08

I can't wear court shoes, my little toes finish before the toe bit starts if I get them to fit (I have very long big toes)

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 25-Jan-14 21:03:37

What sort of shoes do you normally wear eg heels, flats? Budget? Access to any particular shops?

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 21:15:41

I live in mid calf boots (the sort worn with skinny jeans) and trainers, nothing that would ever be counted as smart.

I don't mind spending up to around £120 if it's for something i'm going to get lots of use out of, less if it's a just make do pair.

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 25-Jan-14 21:56:21

I have wide feet so not sure which brands are best for you, but how about these heeled brogues?

FamiliesShareGerms Sat 25-Jan-14 21:59:14

Or these heels?

theincrediblealfonso Sat 25-Jan-14 22:06:12

duo do shoes where you can pick narrowness/ width. i'd probs stick with the ones you've got though (im lazy though!).

http://www.duoboots.com/

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 22:18:58

Thanks for the suggestions FamiliesShareGems but neither of those would work, there would be fresh air between the top of my feet and the top of the shoe.

I had special dispensation at school to wear boots as school shoes just didn't fit.

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 22:28:58

Interesting sizing information on that duo site, my feet measure 19.5 cm at their widest point and I'm a size 5/5.5. Narrow starts at 21 cm for size 5.

specialsubject Sat 25-Jan-14 22:32:30

it's fine, v. expensive though! Otherwise - clean tidy hair, make up if you usually wear it, none if you don't, smelling of nothing.

good luck!

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 22:35:42

I didn't pay full price, a good discount because there was a rip in the lining. smile

MerryBuddha Sat 25-Jan-14 22:40:56

I love the dress, the boots are ok.

I would personally add a bit of colour, whether in a bag, bracelet, necklace, scarf. All the dark can be a bit dull if you are over a certain age.

Good Luck at the interview.

SoulJacker Sat 25-Jan-14 22:44:47

I plan to get a scarf for a bit of colour. I did think about coloured tights as well but wasn't sure. I'm 32 if that makes a difference.

MerryBuddha Sun 26-Jan-14 07:33:19

I would stear away from colour tights with this outfit, where the dress is cut and the straight line of your boots the colour tights will not work and will make your legs look short.

A Scarf would be great, you can go quiet bright. And if you get there and it seems to be too flamboyant, just take it off (as if a jacket). But if everyone quiet modern then you will fit right in.

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 26-Jan-14 07:44:09

these shoes inAAA fitting?

SoulJacker Sun 26-Jan-14 09:45:28

Not in stock unfortunately, but I'll have a look round that site for other narrow stuff thanks.

SoulJacker Sun 26-Jan-14 09:56:25

Oh, on the legs looking short bit I was wondering about taking the dress up a little (3 inches), so it's the same length on me as the model?

MerryBuddha Sun 26-Jan-14 10:39:08

Then that might work!

I would take it up if you have the ability to do it.

SoulJacker Sun 26-Jan-14 11:19:16

This length better?

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