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Bugger, have a job interview and nothing to wear! What do you think of this?

(4 Posts)
HarryPottersMagicWand Fri 10-Feb-17 17:56:17

I haven't had a job or an interview for years, now I have my first one and I don't think leggings, skinny jeans or tea dresses are quite going to cut it at interview. I don't even own trousers.

I bought a black jacket in the sale a while ago, just in case. I have mary jane style shoes, also in black with a white trim. I am reluctant to get something that is a colour that won't go with these as I cannot afford to buy more of something that I hardly ever wear. I did see a really nice red shift dress in Dorothy Perkins recently but I'm not sure if red and black really look quite right together. I am rubbish at putting stuff together.

I have seen this dress on the Dorothy Perkins website. I quite like it, it seems to look better on the model rather than just the picture of the dress. I thought it may be a little short but the model is 2 inches taller than me so assuming the dress would look longer on me. I was thinking of this with the jacket and shoes I already have. What do you think?

If you have other suggestions, please feel free to make them. I cannot afford expensive shops, so as nice as some of the stuff is, it would be no good suggesting it to me smile.

MrAliBongo Fri 10-Feb-17 20:43:49

I think it looks totally appropriate, and I wouldn't bat an eyelid at the length, even on the model. To be honest, I think a lot of the advice on hemlines for work is a bit puritanical for most uk workplaces. Congrats on the interview, and really good luck! Sounds like a great outfit. smile

FadedRed Fri 10-Feb-17 20:48:40

job interview and nothing to wear Please do not wear nothing to your interview, you will be remembered, but for all the wrong reasons! grin

The dress would look lovely with your black jacket, and eminently suitable for an interview.

Wishing you luck!

HarryPottersMagicWand Sat 11-Feb-17 22:11:31

<shudders at the thought of turning up naked> grin.

I've ordered the dress so hope it all looks right together.

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