Advanced search

Work clothes for a professional environment

(21 Posts)
eurochick Sat 09-Apr-16 14:53:55

I'd love some new ideas for where to shop for work clothes. I'm a lawyer in a fairly conservative firm. I occasionally have to wear suits but day to day just need smart office wear. I currently wear mainly Reiss, Banana Republic and Zara. All new ideas welcome!

SoThatHappened Sat 09-Apr-16 15:12:44

Ted Baker
Karen Millen
Phase Eight

Pisssssedofff Sat 09-Apr-16 15:26:02

Reid and jigsaw are my two favourite.
Good bag and shoes go a long way in my experience, I spend most on my coat, bag and shoes in that order

Pisssssedofff Sat 09-Apr-16 15:27:01

Oh and tights, I was in court recently and the rx's barrister had the most dreadful tights with what looked like an expensive suit. I couldn't stop starring lol

Ememem84 Sat 09-Apr-16 15:29:23

I'm in a similar environment. On but pieces from Zara warehouse oasis and mix in some primark h&m new look.

Peasandsweetcorn Sat 09-Apr-16 15:34:38

What size are you? Kaliko, Precis Petite, Minuet & similar do a lot of suits and whilst£££ at full price, if you're a 10 or 12 there is always loads of choice in their sales. I recently got two pairs of work trousers for £17 each. They're lined & everything.

TheCokeMachine Sat 09-Apr-16 15:44:40

Cecily dresses when I'm not in a suit.

ceeveebee Sat 09-Apr-16 15:48:26

Jaegar, Massimo Dutti, as well as the places you already shop at

eurochick Sat 09-Apr-16 17:06:04

Thanks for all the comments so far.

As for size, I'm a 10-12 but quite talk so definitely don't shop in the petite section.

I used to love massimo dutti (shopped there when I lived abroad before it came to the uk) but rarely find anything I like anymore. I always think of jaeger as for grown ups but as a 40 year old law firm partner I should accept I probably qualify so I'll take a look. Ted Baker I quite like but find expensive for what it is. Karen Millen occasionally has some nice pieces but I find a lot of it too fussy for the office. I love KM bags though.

I'm off to take a closer look at the other suggestions.

Pixilicious Sat 09-Apr-16 18:38:24

Following for inspiration!

UpsiLondoes Sat 09-Apr-16 18:49:36

I've not actually shipped here yet but ended up on a mailing list after reading about their fab miracle leggings that were nice enough for office wear.

UpsiLondoes Sat 09-Apr-16 18:49:47


Behooven Sat 09-Apr-16 18:57:42

Jaeger Outlet (and eBay is great for new Jaeger pieces) tradionally and famously it catered for Mrs Thatcher and the Boutique range was for more edgy styles but now there's a good mix of classic and Hobbs-ish styles. Great for cotton, linen and silk too.

reynoldsnumber Sat 09-Apr-16 19:06:35

I buy most of my work stuff in Hobbs, have you tried it?

eurochick Sat 09-Apr-16 21:09:28

Cecily dresses are gorgeous! Just my style. I hope the fit is right for me.

eurochick Sat 09-Apr-16 21:10:56

I have one Hobbs dress but I generally find the fit isn't right for me and tbh I find it not quite to my taste. Which is a shame as the fabrics and quality seem good.

trinity0097 Sat 09-Apr-16 21:19:51

I buy my work shift dresses in Sainsburys and Asda. Sainsburys do machine washable jackets which I love, I have 3 the same shape in different colours!

KatharinaRosalie Sat 09-Apr-16 21:31:20

I have several suits from Esprit, surprisingly nice quality

ShinyShinyShiny Sat 09-Apr-16 22:16:33

I've bought a couple of pieces from Finery London recently that I've been really pleased with. Also Hobbs, some By Malen Birger, Somerset by Alice Temperley and LK Bennett.

Brillenbar Sat 09-Apr-16 22:21:38

Really serious power dresses... Try the fold ( you said you're a partner so I assume you can afford it!)

KatharinaRosalie Sun 10-Apr-16 07:59:08

I've found some surprisingly nice work dresses from Adrianna Papell (she mostly does funny sequins and ruffles). If you are bored with the usual navy/grey/black and if cap sleeves are acceptable then this is super flattering,default,pd.html

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

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

Register now