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So, I'm back to work after maternity leave in 2 months, my second baby in 2 years and I've managed to get a promotion for my return! So that's great but I haven't bought many work clothes for quite a while and wanted to buy some new things to help my feel confident returning to work in my new role. I had a plan, invested in a suit from the sale in Reiss, where I used to get trousers from as they fit me really well (despite costing £££!!). It's just arrived and looks awful. My body isn't quite back to normal but equally I can't imagine these trousers looking good even if my tummy was a bit firmer! Any suggestions on where else I could look? I'm a size 10 and short (30 leg so normally end up getting trousers taken up).
Should have said - I don't actually wear suits to the office, more dress/trousers and top/skirt and top - but just thinking ahead to get a new suit as I haven't had a suit in ages and I do need one occasionally!!
Have you tried your local charity shops? I know it's not everyone's thing but most of my work outfits now come from there. I've had fabulous designer bargains and everyone always seems to comment. Saves me an absolute fortune as well. I work in a corporate environment so have to look relatively smart.
Next do really good trousers and come in short, regular and long. Love the fact you can order on-line, collect from local store and try on at home. If they don't fit, you can just take them back again!
Congratulation on getting a promotion - they must think highly of you!
I second H&M and Uniqlo and I also think M&S Autograph is good for workwear. Personally I wouldn't go for anything mega expensive while you're still adjusting to a post baby body. I'd save the investment buys for when you're either back to normal or you've worked out what suits you.
That's a good point about not buying anything too expensive right now - I'm hoping to lose a little bit more weight and tone up but no point buying super nice stuff until that's happened. I think I need to wait until the summer sales are over as most of the skirts etc are summery ones - need some nice boring autumn stock to come in!