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I need help with an outfit for an interview with a recently postnatal body

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quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 15:11:10

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quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 15:12:10

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Mumelie Sun 16-Feb-14 16:08:39

I would avoid anything with a fixed waistband at the moment and go for a jersey dress and jacket/cardi combo. This is really cheap and reusable for lots of situations. Wear a fitted vest underneath to pull your tummy in a bit (or do you have any control underwear?).
Do you have a smart jacket you could wear over it? Something like this? Add a silk scarf in your best colour and this would go someway to hiding the bra issue too wink. Not THE most stylish outfit but if you dont think it'll be worn again then the cheaper the better.
Check out supermarket ranges (TU often good), H&M or New Look.
And best of luck for the interview grin.

PollyCazaletWannabe Sun 16-Feb-14 16:12:23

I second dress and jacket. Work dresses are lovely and look really smart with a matching jacket and heels. Good luck with the interview!

whereisshe Sun 16-Feb-14 16:23:50

I wore this jacket in the early stages of my pregnancy when I was still trying to hide my bump, up to about 25 weeks.

It's very flattering and very versatile. The slight stretch makes it more forgiving over curvy bits, but the tailoring means it doesn't cling.

You could wear it over a maternity dress if you don't want to buy any other new clothes?

schmalex Sun 16-Feb-14 17:58:29

Primark do pretty good control underwear. Almost as good as Spanx but much cheaper!

quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 18:48:20

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tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:04:50

I wouldn't wear either of those to interview, TBH. They're a bit mumsy. I'd be tempted to go for something more structured rather than less, TBH. Although not tight over the tummy area.

What's your budget? How about something like this or this?

tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:06:18

This would be nice with a cropped jacket and pendant necklace.

tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:10:50

am in two minds about red for interview, but it is a lovely cut

RonaldMcDonald Sun 16-Feb-14 19:12:22

I love this from Jaegar

tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:13:05

it comes in black too

quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 19:13:32

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tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:14:09

checked

tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:15:24

this would be great with a green jacket

quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 19:16:13

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TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Sun 16-Feb-14 19:16:18

Midi skater dress with blazer and heels?

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Sun 16-Feb-14 19:23:49

www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Midi-Skater-Dress-With-Belt-And-Zip-Back/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3559704&SearchQuery=midi%20skater&Rf900=1465&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Cream

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Sun 16-Feb-14 19:24:45

www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Simple-Midi-Skater-Dress-With-Belt/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3421048&SearchQuery=midi%20skater&Rf900=1465&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Navy

tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:27:28

something like this would work

quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 19:36:10

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quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 19:38:41

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quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 19:46:23

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tethersend Sun 16-Feb-14 19:52:04

First one could work if worn with a smart jacket- second one is waaay too eveningy.

quietbatperson Sun 16-Feb-14 20:34:49

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