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Opinions please on work clothes (office) from the following places:

(15 Posts)
bleh Fri 24-Jul-09 14:58:41

- Next
- Supermarkets (tesco, asda etc.)

Would you judge?

dexter73 Fri 24-Jul-09 15:18:35

No!! I don't think there is anything wrong with them. Mind you depends on what your job is.

notamumyetbutoneday Fri 24-Jul-09 15:49:26

Next, definitely would not judge. Asda, some of their suits are very polyester-ish, some of thr trousers ok though

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 24-Jul-09 15:51:18

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BecauseImWorthIt Fri 24-Jul-09 15:53:53

Next - always think of women who work in travel agents or building societies.

But you might be!

Some of their casual stuff is OK, I think, but always a bit safe. Office stuff is similarly safe but perfectly acceptable.

Asda - don't really know. I have bought a few bits and pieces there, which are actually lovely and really good quality fabrics, but not work stuff (by which I assume you mean smart?)

DebiNewberry Fri 24-Jul-09 15:54:20

I feel a bit squeamish, but yes, I would.

I think it depends on where and what you do as to whether it would be ok.

Also, obv, what and how you wore it.

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 24-Jul-09 15:55:59

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JackieNo Fri 24-Jul-09 15:57:11

I don't judge people on the labels in their clothes - if the clothes look good, go for it. But I echo what others have said - you might have to look harder to find good tailoring, and you may well see lots of other people wearing the same clothes as you. Which isn't necessarily a problem.

bleh Fri 24-Jul-09 16:02:14

No, I was just wondering. I don't wear either (believe Next to be the work of the devil, sorry anyone who wears it), but had heard some discussion around this as someone I know wears the above, but is wanting to become Power Woman in the City or somewhere similar. IMO: dress for the job you want, not the job you have, and presumably Power Women in the City don't wear George from Asda.

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 24-Jul-09 16:05:19

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DebiNewberry Fri 24-Jul-09 16:10:18

True, but also for the first time ever I am finding it hard to dress at work. I have so little disposable income and am surrounded by those with lots, plus I am their manager, so I should look better than them. With less time and less money.

I have a capsule wardrobe and plan all purchases carefully, I buy good clothes and accessorise them, but STILL I am working with people who have £600 handbags and are under me, iyswim. I am struggling to dress for the job I have, never mind the job I want. It is tiresome, I tell you.

TheProfiteroleThief Fri 24-Jul-09 16:12:55

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DebiNewberry Fri 24-Jul-09 16:23:20

It's more my budget that is tiresome, than having to dress for work, because it isn't a corporate suiting and booting type place. I still get to dress for myself, as do all my colleagues. If anything, sometimes I feel envious of city types, I think it must be a bit easier.

BellaNoir Fri 24-Jul-09 20:29:41

eBay. I am acquiring good tailoring for prices less than the high street. Eg Joseph jacket £10. Yes it is a gamble and you need to get an idea of what the sizings are like. I usually ask for the measurements to be on the safe side.

Jewelsandgems Fri 24-Jul-09 21:21:52

I would not judge, but I think clothes from Next and supermarkets and very disposable most of the time; they are never going to be long lasting classics that you can get from places just a bit more expensive such as Zara and Warehouse.

Some people think Zara is expensive for some reason, and they do do some higher priced stuff. But, most of it is of much better cut than Next + supermarkets, and only literlly a few pounds more (and sometimes less!)

I think if you can do that Gok thing where you choose 3 matching colours, and buy lots of mix and match things in these colours. It seems to work out very economical, and with all your clothes matching, you can create a good look each time.

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