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Interview outfit help, please

(6 Posts)
KittyB52 Thu 26-Oct-17 15:31:46

I have an interview next week and I am stuck for an outfit. I wore a navy dress and ‘nude’ shoes to my last interview and in hindsight, it was more ‘weddingy’ than interview.

I would ideally like:
- outfit to go with a pair of loafers I already own (dark red, comfortable, smart) - navy or dark grey, I guess?
- something that could be worn again if I get the job
- not too expensive - I am on mat. leave and can’t afford to splurge
- something vaguely flattering for a short, plump, pear shaped women in her forties. grin

AnaViaSalamanca Thu 26-Oct-17 18:12:58

what industry? navy dress and nude shoes seem perfect.

If you are looking to buy, get a blazer that can be worn with various things, gap trousers, a floaty top and keep your nude heels.

Check out emmanuelle alt for inspiration. And good luck

KittyB52 Thu 26-Oct-17 19:46:34

It’s for a technical role in an engineering company.

This is the dress. For some reason, I felt really frumpy and dumpy in it. I was talked into it by a JL personal shopper - it’s really not me.

Have looked up Emmanuelle Alt - I think her legs are about the same height as me! grin She does do a good blazer though. Nice shoes too.

KittyB52 Sun 29-Oct-17 11:07:58

Update - I ordered a couple of pairs of trousers and jackets from DP. And while the fit is good, they were not actual suits as there were no petite suit options in styles I would consider wearing (aka skinny leg nonsense) and they are verrrrrry slightly different shades of black - it might just be the finish of the fabric.

Will an interviewer care/notice/report me to the fashion police? grin

Chewbecca Sun 29-Oct-17 11:13:34

I don't think a matching suit is needed at all but I wouldn't do two diffferent shades of black.

Plain trousers or the original dress with a different coloured jacket would be good.

KittyB52 Sun 29-Oct-17 11:27:52

The dress is navy and the jackets I have are black. The jacket I originally wore with the dress was a beige-cream colour (hence me feeling it was more of a wedding outfit).

What colour jacket could I wear with black trousers (assuming I could find one somewhere today)?

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