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Back to work...don't know what to wear

(5 Posts)
JessieEssex Wed 26-Mar-14 14:44:30

I already work one day a week at my DH's company where you can wear what you want (usually jeans and a smart jumper at the moment). I am about to start working for a much more formal company for another one day a week and have no idea what to wear. I've always worked at quite casual places where smart jeans sufficed. Now I need to up my workwear game...
I'm 5'5 and about 10.5 stone, 10/12 on top and 12/14 on bottom with a small waist, big bum and thighs. Two children have changed my shape a lot and I no longer know how to look smart!

SandwichBag Wed 26-Mar-14 14:53:54

I work in London and although we have a 'Business Dress' policy so men have to wear suits, most women wear dresses and jackets or non-suit skirt/trousers and jackets.... statement jackets are in (i.e. bright colours or tweed). Next is a great place to start for reasonably priced work wear. Wallis also hve suitable dresses and always seem to have sales on smile

EeyoreIsh Wed 26-Mar-14 14:57:07

A well fitting dress and a jacket is a good start. The two don't need to be part of a set, as long as they go and are well cut. I used to get dresses from Marks and Spencers, and jackets from a range of places.

JessieEssex Wed 26-Mar-14 14:57:37

Do you think I could wear a stretchy pencil skirt and plain jumper? Does that sound smart enough? God, I'm clueless...
Think I'll be the only woman in the office so in a way I guess I can forge my own path a little

DesperateHousewife21 Wed 26-Mar-14 17:40:39

Def have a look at the Next website at their 'tailored' section, they have some nice jackets and trousers atm.

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