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Work clothes from The Fold - anyone tried them?

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TheLittleOneSaidRollOver Sun 23-Nov-14 08:58:23

I read about The Fold somewhere, their ethos sounded right: better than a Next suit but not totally stupidly expensive (I do like to support a new business, especially one started by a woman)

Has anyone tried them? Any good? Quality? Fabric? Fit?

Background: I need new work clothes. We are talking almost a full new work wardrobe (am going back into formal office 5 days a week after years of mostly working from home). I haven't got a huge amount of time to swan around clothes shops. Size 10-12, huge norks, good legs. Wrong clothes either make me look like Anne Widdecombe or Jordan. I look rather nice in the right clothes.

The Fold website scares me. Thin, flat-chested, very young models. TBH, they look more like cat walk models than the middle-ranking executive women who are apparently their target market. I am annoyed at them angry but still willing to give them a go, if the wise women of MN tell me they are worth a try.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 23-Nov-14 12:24:46

Bumping for you.

rubybleu Sun 23-Nov-14 13:13:09

I've just had a look at their website. Their dresses are certainly nice, but very expensive at £300+ per dress.

I was about to say that their dresses reminded me of Britt Lintner's workwear but Google tells me that she is their co-collaborator.

If you do have big boobs, have a look at Winser London. I have a couple of their dresses and they're quite generous around the bust & shoulders in a 10.

dottytablecloth Sun 23-Nov-14 13:14:59

No experience but Amanda Holden wore a dress from there on a This Morning and it looked fab on her.

Had a look at the website but the dresses are v ££

Emo76 Sun 23-Nov-14 13:22:18

I love the look of their clothes but have never tried them. They do have a showroom in Clerkenwell, London if you can get there?

Amethyst24 Sun 23-Nov-14 13:26:09

My vvvv stylish friend has a few pieces from there and highly recommends.

Brillenbar Sun 23-Nov-14 13:37:34

I have one dress from there bought in sale for 150. It is absolutely exquisite and probably the most beautiful item of clothing I own. Attention to detail is great as are cut and fabric. The clothing is interesting yet absolutely work appropriate. I think that if you can get stuff in the sale, compared with mid range high street is is exceptional. Lk bennett is often 250 for polyester stuff these days.

Brillenbar Sun 23-Nov-14 13:42:39

I would buy this one in a heartbeat if it were my size .... thefoldlondon.com/product/camelot-dress-navy-limited-edition/

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Sun 23-Nov-14 14:46:53

Wow they have seriously gorgeous work dresses, if a bit over my budget. I agree money looks better spent there than LK Bennett or even Hobbs atm - would like to know if they look as good in the flesh. Belinda can you be persuaded to try some on for us?

TexanKenDoll Sun 23-Nov-14 15:00:32

Yes, I had some when I worked in a corporate role. They are great quality and the semi-bespoke nature means fit is always right. I think they're a great price when you compare them to what men have to pay for a similarly made suit. They have sample sales too, if you keep an eye on their instagram they'll let you know when they're coming up.

Interesting company too, their founder is very smart and very nice. They support initiatives to get women up the corporate ladder and host various networking events.

TheLittleOneSaidRollOver Sun 23-Nov-14 15:12:48

Super. Thank you everyone. I'm very pleased to hear the fabric and cut are good. Expensive polyester no thanks.

Sounds like it is worth me heading to the Clerkenwell store to try on. I might have to wait until the sale to buy though.

Thanks for the Winser recommendation ruby. They look good too.

Texan I will follow their Instagtam as you suggest.

Floisme Sun 23-Nov-14 15:36:46

They keep sending me their catalogue for some reason - god knows how I've ended up on their mailing list! It does look lovely and if I had the money and a job that called for that kind of dressing I would definitely give them a try.

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