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 .
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.