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Outfit for job interview (internal promotion)

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MiriAmmerman Wed 13-Jan-16 18:45:48

I have an interview for an internal promotion in 2 weeks, but nothing to wear. I'm hoping one of you will be able to come up with something. It's an office job, but the office has quite a casual dress code (the only rule is no jeans and no trainers), which is why I don't think I can wear any of my usual work outfits - I feel that I should look smarter than usual, and really demonstrate that I'm making an effort.

I'm 5'4" and a size 18, reasonably big boobs (36E). Boobs, legs and bum are ok, but the problem is my stomach, which is dreadful. I could pass for pregnant if I don't dress it carefully, and on top of that I had major abdominal surgery 18 months ago and I have a long vertical scar which is still tender in places. Because of the shape of my tummy, and the scar, I tend to wear dresses rather than separates (both for work and casually). I can never seem to find trousers or a skirt with a waistband that is comfortable and doesn't add bulk - I'm more comfy in tights, leggings, or jeggings (don't even own a normal pair of jeans).

So, to sum up, I have 2 weeks to find a smart, professional outfit (probably a dress, but am open to suggestions) that will help me to impress the 2 senior managers interviewing me (who already know me - it's a small office). I have up to £100 to spend. Please help me!

Oh, and in case it matters, I'm 30 smile

tethersend Thu 14-Jan-16 20:01:17

How about something like this (down to £59 once at checkout) with a close fitting top underneath? I would wear a neck scarf too, but I like the 70s grin

Would go well with heeled loafers.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 14-Jan-16 20:03:55

Maybe a new wrap dress or would that be too booby?

tethersend Thu 14-Jan-16 20:07:36

Bit over budget but fab shoes

MuchasSmoochas Thu 14-Jan-16 20:52:34

Love those shoes Tethers and decent price.

MiriAmmerman Fri 15-Jan-16 07:20:50

Thanks for the replies smile

I love the Jaeger dress - I like a bit of a 70s vibe myself. I'm worried it might come up a bit long on me, but I think I'll order it to try.

I think a wrap dress is definitely what I'm looking for. I've seen a few threads on here saying that apples shouldn't wear wraps, but I find they work for me (not sure if I'm a true apple, tbh, or just an overweight hourglass, but whatever!)

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