Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

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

(11 Posts)
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:
and 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:

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

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

This might be useful if she is in the right part of the 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

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: