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Interview Wear by Tuesday - Eek!

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kpdiscodancer Fri 07-Feb-14 06:38:05

Hi everyone
My first post on style and beauty as have only just discovered it!
I have just found out that I have a job interview for an admin-type post with the NHS on Tuesday. Not management but still need to look smart.
Tried on all my suits last night and they look like they were all bought at least 6 years ago because they were. Nothing wrong with any of them but I always feel a little like a girl dressing up in her mum's clothes when I put a suit on and they just don't look "right" I think styles have changed in that time.
I also have a very different shape since having two kids and am carrying an extra half stone to then (need to lose more than that but that's a different thread)
Can anyone help me find something that I could order online in time? I like the idea of a dress and a jacket but everything I suggest, my husband says is too frumpy!
I am 32 years old, 5ft3 and a size12/14. Large bum and a post-pregnancy jelly belly and a c cup cleavage.
Thanks everyone in advance.

HelloBoys Fri 07-Feb-14 10:36:34

I always go for shift dresses and jackets over the top. I do have an expensive Reiss skirt suit that I wheel out if I want to seal the deal. I have got shift dresses in Mango and H&M now but can't see much on their website so:-

www.warehouse.co.uk/contoured-panelled-dress/workwear/warehouse/fcp-product/4370009172

you also could maybe do with a pencil skirt this one by Whistles is nice though a bit dear. not sure of what to suggest for a top.

www.whistles.co.uk/fcp/categorylist/dept/clothing-skirts?resetFilters=true#product=903000061245

Damnautocorrect Fri 07-Feb-14 10:39:31

Yes shift dress heels and jacket. Also some hold you in black tights.
Primark had some nice dress suits. If your budgets not hobbs, whistles etc.

HelloBoys Fri 07-Feb-14 10:40:17

Oh, I forgot.

If you want to add zing etc maybe wear coloured scarf or top or something. not all black etc. statement sort of jewellery can work too - I've got a nice gold coloured necklace with orange squares from Oasis that really brightens up black.

I always wear flat smart shoes and carry heels in separate bag.

smart bag is a good idea too, if you don't have one borrow one (just I've been advised by SIL re smart bags in past)!

HelloBoys Fri 07-Feb-14 10:42:04

You could also try asos as they have next day delivery and I think free returns and great for shift dresses.

kpdiscodancer Fri 07-Feb-14 21:54:13

Thank you everyone! I saw that Warehouse dress myself
And was thinking a shift dress so might override hisband's opinion.
Will order for next day delivery I think.
Have a nice bag already and lots of costume jewellery that would be fine for an interview.
Really pleased someone responded so thanks!

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