Kristina - yes, it is as a professional witness as part of my job! Otherwise I would just wear a nice skirt.
A jacket is essential - its crown court. An absolute must imo. For two reasons. 1) in order to cover a tattoo on my upper arm. 2) to make me feel more confident as I am cross examined by a very strict judge.
I used to do court work weekly, and have some nice suits, but they are very tailored, not the type you can just use the jacket with any pair of black/grey trousers.
I have found this, but DH is spitting his dummy that I have to spend anything on having to go to court!
Kristina - I think he is huffy as I will only wear it once. I might just go buy the isabella oliver one if I can re-sell it, what ya think . You are right. I have never been to court without a jacket on, round and about the offices fine, but not in front of a judge, nor anyone else. Is it actual policy or just unspoken protocol? I would never put myself in a position to find out
Problem with dresses, all my suit jackets are pinstriped so they won't match
Bloody hell it's only £55 would he really begrudge you that ? The IO stuff is lovely but if you resell and loose 50% of that it's still more than 50% of the next stuff which I'd say you have the same if not more chance of recouping on ebay or the like.
Well, its not that he begrudges me £55, but he has lost his job and not been able to find another one yet, so money is a bit tight. And this is not a normal part of my job any more, its as a consequence of a spin-off that rarely ends with anyone being called as a witness. If it was part of my job like it used to be, and I would wear it again, he would not think about it.
His words 'you mean you got to pay to send someone down?' .
He accepts this is what it will cost. He is just not happy about it! He reckons jeans and a black cardi will suffice. He has no clue bless him