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Need a work interview suit for a 64yr old on a budget pls

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namelessposter Tue 09-Jun-15 12:04:32

My MIL is returning to work after a 5yr break, and has an interview with a national counseling service. She needs interview clothes. She is a curvy size 10-12, petite (about 5'1"). Budget £100, ideally to include low court shoes. I was thinking a dress and blazer? Not trousers. Ideas and inspriation pls, style gurus!

namelessposter Tue 09-Jun-15 12:06:43

What do you think of these:
Blazer www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/tu-clothing/products/women/collarless-coral-jacket/
and dress
www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/tu-clothing/products/women/sleeveless-orange-dress/?

Hoppinggreen Tue 09-Jun-15 12:29:35

Funnily enough I came on to suggest she look at Sainsburys!!

EddyGoldin1 Tue 09-Jun-15 12:31:36

F&F for Tesco do some amazing workwear clothing within your budget.

Have a look on:
www.clothingattesco.com/women/workwear+tailoring/icat/womens-tailoring#esp_pg=1

Eddy
Image Consultant

DorothyGherkins Tue 09-Jun-15 12:40:01

Also Asda and Matalan do reasonable workwear dresses and jackets.

nottheOP Tue 09-Jun-15 12:44:05

www.justlastseason.co.uk/side-tie-dress/075033586.html?cgid=JLS_DressesPetiteDresses&dwvar_075033586_color=0227

www.mandco.com/petite-check-crepe-shift-dress-blck-blck/ivory/1942158.html?cgid=10025090&dwvar_1942158_color=0227#prefn1=size&start=7&sz=12&srule=priceAscending&prefv1=12%7C10

www.mandco.com/petite-knot-front-striped-midi-dress-blk-blk%20white/1942638.html?dwvar_1942638_color=0710&cgid=10025090#prefn1=size&start=12&sz=12&srule=priceAscending&prefv1=12%7C10

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_018020485060_-1

www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/shoes-203538/heels-203589/black-kitten-heel-court-shoes-4081196?refinements=Colour%7b1%7d~%5bblack%5d&bi=1&ps=20

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Tue 09-Jun-15 12:52:21

This might be useful if she is in the right part of the UK?
www.smartworks.org.uk/

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 09-Jun-15 12:54:32

She'll need to try on the jacket to make sure it doesn't swamp her or strain at the button (so many petite ranges only do jackets with one button!)

How about a dress with sleeves instead eg this?

namelessposter Tue 09-Jun-15 12:56:52

TK Maxx dress is nice but I think black may a bit deadening as she is over 60 and doesnt wear make up. Smart works are a great charity - I have donated clothes to them myself, but she isnt in the right part of the country to benefit.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 09-Jun-15 12:57:00

Or this bargain

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 09-Jun-15 13:00:20

Chic orange - perfect with black courts

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