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MrsPigling Sun 30-Nov-14 22:29:14

I am starting to look for a new job and need something a bit smarter for an interview outfit. At the moment I wear supermarket / primark tops and trousers as I'm doing a fairly messy job and don't want to spoil nice clothes. I'm applying for office based management type roles, but nowhere ultra conservative or formal (trying to be a bit vague here!)

I've no idea really about clothes, prefer jeans, t shirts and converse! I'm assuming skirt, top and jacket? or trousers??! I assume I need accessories, but wouldn't know where to start!

I am early 40s, almost 6 ft tall, size 14-16, tummy too big. If in trousers I need at least a 33" inside leg. I normally wear black, grey, olive green and blues. I don't do heels. Not sure on budget, as I normally spend very little on clothes, will need smarter stuff once I've got a proper job though.

thank you for any suggestions smile

SuperFlyHigh Mon 01-Dec-14 11:15:44

dresses are your friend with jackets something like the 2 below but they're not quite what I want:-

www.warehouse.co.uk/collared-dress/workwear/warehouse/fcp-product/4543101077

www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/tu-clothing/products/women/maroon-floral-dress/

To impress at an office/manager role I'd invest in the Warehouse one for starters... you can get gems at H&M

shop.mango.com/GB/p0/women/clothing/dresses/daytime/prince-of-wales-wool-blend-dress/?id=31047582_02&n=1&s=prendas.vestidosprendas&ident=0__0_1417431730048&ts=1417431730048

I have this dress below and it's interview wear with a jacket, lovely on:-

www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/dresses/plain/long-sleeved-dress-c663014p2284542.html

MrsPigling Tue 02-Dec-14 16:52:10

thank you smile I hadn't thought of dresses (durrr!)

warehouse one - like that shape, but I'd prefer something with a bit of colour, not just black

sainsburys one - ok, but cannot buy online and sainsburys is miles away, so have left for now

mango one - like it, but only avaliable up to size 10 sad

zara one - I'm sure it looks lovely on you, but I'm not so keen

but I have ordered this one from mango

shop.mango.com/GB/p0/curvesizes/bicolor-ponte-dress/?id=31063622_90&n=0&ts=1417436284374

and from dorothy perkins these...

www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/dresses-203543/view-all-dresses-2523253/tall-lace-sweetheart-dress-3787095?bi=1&ps=20

www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/dresses-203543/view-all-dresses-2523253/tall-dresses-2673548/tall-teal-notch-neck-dress-3375711?refinements=category~%5b1588718%7c228107%5d&bi=1&ps=20

https://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=17543647&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=56389001&resultCount=1

and from Very...

www.very.co.uk/south-tall-belted-tea-dress/1409823716.prd

www.very.co.uk/south-tall-belted-ponte-workwear-dress/1409828904.prd

the Very ones have both arrived and fit smile Neither is really what I wanted for an interview, but I might well keep them if I get the job

SuperFlyHigh Tue 02-Dec-14 16:56:42

To be totally honest I wouldn't wear the tea dresses to an interview. they look very nice for other occasions though.

but the others are great - the Mango one (1st) is lovely a bit grey but nice. The DP dress is great though lovely colour and I like the last Very one.

Good luck on your interviews by the way! I am the same as you, prepare with interview outfits before. smile

SuperFlyHigh Tue 02-Dec-14 17:00:00

oh I was gonna say jackets I found a great one in H&M (Zara could do or Massimo Dutti) - it was about a year or so ago and it's zipped (I think it's fine).

You just basically need something smart to whack on over the top. I really don't do skirt suits for interview anymore or trouser suits, I think skirt suits are a bit dated and only if you're in city.

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