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Weird Query: what to wear to solicitor meeting

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jadeddazedandconfused Sun 16-Feb-14 22:14:28

I am meeting a solicitor tomorrow to discuss divorce /separation.
I will be going during my lunch break from work.
I seem to have hit a blank re clothes. I walk to and fro work and most recently I have been wearing boots and trousers.
I was thinking of a black dress, brown cardie and brown knee high flat boots or I could ditch the cardie altogether, it's 3/4 length sleeves.
I don't want to look too smart and feel uncomfortable but at the same time I want to look like I care. Is that too casual? It's a jersey skater style dress. Otherwise I have two others, a blue zara one which is v neck shift the only trouble being I that it's sleeveless so I'd have to work out what to wear underneath and on my feet. It doesn't lend itself well to boots and I only have pump type flats which look a bit weird with tights to.
I also have a floral warehouse dress which is quite bright, blues and pinks, it's long sleeved and above the knee, it would look better with flats.
I have a navy blazer which could go with both dresses but makes a coat awkward for the journey.
I could wear smart top and skirt/trousers but I have scoliosis and separates don't sit very well on me, I always end up a rumpled, untucked mess.


BuildersTea Sun 16-Feb-14 22:17:19


I'm a solicitor -and I really don't even register what my clients are wearing!


jadeddazedandconfused Sun 16-Feb-14 22:30:00

I forgot that also have a classic black wrap style dress. Not particularly flattering possibly a bit frumpy. I don't want to look as though I'm wearing widow's weeds although it might be the most appropriate thing?

jadeddazedandconfused Sun 16-Feb-14 22:31:55

Ooh builderstea thanks for your quick reply, that makes things a lot easier, I will just be a smarter version of me then.

I am slightly ocd and always want to ensure re that all aspects of the situation are right including the 'outfit'.

Boltonlass1972 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:37:08

I think I wouldn't wear jeans, but what you have suggested all sounds fine. It's what you say, not what you look like. Hope it goes well x

fadingfast Sun 16-Feb-14 22:37:54

You are paying, you are the customer. Wear whatever you like, honestly (I am a solicitor too).

Colleague of mine had to sit through a meeting with a client who had pooed himself once...

mumblechum1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:42:30

I was a divorce lawyer for25 years and rarely noticed what clients were wearing. Just dont go in ponging of perfume and you'll be fine!

jadeddazedandconfused Sun 16-Feb-14 23:02:47

Thank you all for the reassurance.
I will definitely not soil myself...

KissesBreakingWave Sun 16-Feb-14 23:36:46

Had a client turn up in what I thought was a wedding dress once. Turns out it was a 'first communion' dress such as one normally sees on little girls. She was in to discuss suing a whole long list of parties, starting with the Pope, on behalf of the Virgin Mary. Absolutely fascinating woman, a genuine pleasure to chat to, but so detached from reality she couldn't prod it with a long stick.

Sonotkylie Mon 17-Feb-14 07:15:25

I agree. Cothes not so important but smell is key. I used to do some work for a pig farmer ...

bettykt Mon 17-Feb-14 08:05:21

I see my solicitor a lot and put a lot of business his way so I just turn up in whatever I happen to be wearing. 99% of the time it's jeans.

jadeddazedandconfused Mon 17-Feb-14 08:09:40

Brilliant about the confirmation dress, I may use that technique later when the whole situation has driven me batty.

I went with the black wrap style dress with a vintage brooch protecting my modesty and knee high flat boots, smart enough to feel like I've made an effort and not as frumpy as I'd feared.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 17-Feb-14 08:24:36

You are the customer, you are employing them, wear what you like!

jadeddazedandconfused Mon 17-Feb-14 15:26:48

All done! Sure she didn't notice and it was the last thing on my mind once there but at least that aspect was ticked off the worry list!

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