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Where do you buy your work clothes on a budget?

(47 Posts)
MrsSeptember Mon 15-May-17 20:05:27

I've looked in Primark and New Look and there was nothing I liked at all.

I'm a size 14/16 and really want some nice tops and dresses to wear for work.

I'm on a budget so I can only look at highstreet.

TealStar Mon 15-May-17 20:10:10

Gap? They have a good sale on at the mo, lots of stretch trousers and shirts etc..

hellybellyjellybean Mon 15-May-17 20:10:32

Tesco, Sainsbury's, dotty p's and h and m

NapQueen Mon 15-May-17 20:11:49

Im 31, 5'2 and a 14. I buy from Sainsbos, H&M and Tesco.

ShotsFired Mon 15-May-17 20:13:06

Sainsbury's as I hate clothes shopping with a passion and I can get groceries at the same time. And an 8p fuel coupon as well.

Or M&S if I have to.

Both size generously which may also be a reason...

KP86 Mon 15-May-17 20:14:08 can be good.

MrsSeptember Mon 15-May-17 20:16:02

Ah I hadn't even thought about sainsburys and Tesco!
I daren't go to H&M as the sizing is so strange.

TheTurnOfTheScrew Mon 15-May-17 20:16:52

sainsbury's, uniqlo

EggysMom Mon 15-May-17 20:17:34

Trousers from Primark.

Tops used to be Primark but I haven't found anything I like for two years now; so most commonly Asda George, occasionally Sainsburys.

DiamondsAreForHeather Mon 15-May-17 20:18:52

H&M, TK Maxx and the charity shops.

fruitpastille Mon 15-May-17 20:20:15

I love H&M. I'm 12-14 and medium usually fits me if it helps. The tops/dresses that is. Trousers and skirts usually have UK sizes on the label. Be brave :-)

skyzumarubble Mon 15-May-17 20:20:37


MidCenturyist Mon 15-May-17 20:24:11

Mostly Tesco for skirts, trousers, shirts etc. Also Zara basic range is reasonable and good for basic dresses/ cardigans etc. I have some shift dresses I've had from there for years which are worn every week.

OneOfTheGrundys Mon 15-May-17 20:28:25

Sainsbury's is good and washes well. The Zara basics are also good value and a nice cut. I've found M&S to be good for the capsule stuff like black trousers, pencil skirts. I buy a lot on eBay too. Size 14 M&S always fits me well and I've had work skirts form there for a fiver that are brilliant.

We do an EverythingFivePounds group shop at work every so often so we can share delivery.

SellMySoulForSomeSleep Mon 15-May-17 20:29:24

Asda, love their stuff.

MozzchopsThirty Mon 15-May-17 20:44:38

Uniqlo stuff is amazing washes really well no ironing require

PacificDogwod Mon 15-May-17 20:50:02

Ebay, new and used stuff grin

I find it's where I get good quality, all natural fibres, good names (top end high straight, few designery bits) for reasonable money.
I admit I also like the recycling aspect of it and I hate, hate, hate disposable clothing.

Having said that, I also discovered Baukjen in the last year - not cheap, but good sales (and comes up on eBay from time to time...).

Groovee Mon 15-May-17 21:03:01

My trousers are M&S. My tops range from asda/Tesco/M&S

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Mon 15-May-17 21:07:44


CointreauVersial Mon 15-May-17 21:08:12

Charity shops are excellent for classic work clothes - tailored trousers, skirts, and smart shirts.

I'm currently wearing a silk top from Massimo Dutti, a pair of black cropped trousers from Zara and a cardigan from M&S. All from charity shops!

Madasahattersteaparty123 Mon 15-May-17 21:08:42 Read the reviews to check on fit. I have 3 work dresses from here gorgeous

Farmerswife1986 Mon 15-May-17 21:26:11

I love next and H&M for office clothes xx

hollieberrie Mon 15-May-17 21:33:16

Mainly Ebay, some H&M & charity shops. I basically look at Hush styling or ideas on Pinterest and then try to recreate from H&M and Ebay. I have a pretty minimal wardrobe though.

piddleypower Mon 15-May-17 21:45:33

Sainsbury's defo.

sgtmajormum Tue 16-May-17 19:27:54

Try bonmarche not actually too bad for work wear and dresses.

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