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Could I wear this dress for work (teacher) ?

(28 Posts)
nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:23:00

Have just stumbled across this dress in grey or orange.

I really like it (on the model!) but it is drescribed as a mini-dress.

On the other hand, I am only 5ft4 so I reckon it would almost be knee-length!

Whaddya think?

(also does it have sack-like potential? Am size 8-10)

hf128219 Wed 28-Oct-09 20:25:07

Not too sure about it. Looks more PM to me than AM.

MrsBadger Wed 28-Oct-09 20:26:47

I trhink on an 8-10 it won't be too sacky but it will be pretty damn short

free returns though, eh? what have you got to lose?

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:28:10

Well free returns to the uk but am in France.

I think I should probably avoid on-line shopping all together but it's just too tempting.

tulpe Wed 28-Oct-09 20:36:04

It's lovely Would be fine if worn with leggings and knee high flat boots.

I have a dress of similar length which is definitely more PM when worn with opaques and heels but is great when worn with leggings and flats for day.

Think I want that dress myself now envy

TheFallenMadonna Wed 28-Oct-09 20:37:45

My Head would have words about the length for sure.

Heated Wed 28-Oct-09 20:40:15

Worn with flats or low heeled boots, thick tights/leggings then yes. With high heels then no, imo.

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:40:56

Am at university not secondary but still lots of hormonal "teenagers"!

Would wear with knee-high boots but if it's mid-thigh I would not wear for work.

The dresses Asos suggest for work are these

...which wouldn't fit in in our environment at all, AND I think a lot of them are a bit "sexy".

ja9 Wed 28-Oct-09 20:41:00

too short imo

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:42:39

Like this one too but was trying to get a bit of colour to look less deathly!

Katisha Wed 28-Oct-09 20:43:38

Hahaha just looked at those ASOS "work" dresses...
Where on earth would you be working to wear any of those??

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:45:12

Exactly Katisha!

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 20:47:32

Perhaps this pinafore would be a better look grin!

MrsBadger Wed 28-Oct-09 20:56:11

well I odn;t know about you lot but we all dress like this every day in my lab

even the men

Heated Wed 28-Oct-09 20:59:22

How else do you think I manage my classes?

notyummy Wed 28-Oct-09 20:59:39

Yes, those ASOS 'work dresses' are what I would wear if going on work experience to Grazia magazine perhaps...

But in the average workplace, at least 50% are a big flat NO. Unless you want to mistaken for the strippergram that someone has hired for a birthday do....

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 21:01:12

Like this red number notyummy!

Heated Wed 28-Oct-09 21:01:15

My ASOS workwear means they just gawp in stunned admiration; low level disruption a thing of the past.

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 21:03:42

DH told me about one of his teachers (secondary) who managed a difficult class by perching on her desk in a short skirt.

Apparantly they were all fighting for front-row seats grin

notyummy Wed 28-Oct-09 21:03:42

Ohh, yes nightofthelivingdead

'Today everybody, instead of being your boss, I thought I'd come to work as a member of Girls Aloud.

Stop that sniggering in Finance.'

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 21:07:12


Back to really important things my dress - I have looked at it too much now (and at too many other hideous ones!) and need it.

Maybe I'll wear it at the weekend yeah right.

Grey or orange?

Katisha Wed 28-Oct-09 21:07:51


Heated Wed 28-Oct-09 21:09:55


EyeOfFrogSpawnChorus Wed 28-Oct-09 21:11:25

I LOVE that dress. Fine for work with flat boots imo. I want it, but it would be a pita for breastfeeding.

nightofthewakingdead Wed 28-Oct-09 21:13:33

I will need you all to find me those tights though to go with the orange you know. grin

Don't talk about breastfeeding.

DS2 STILL feeding (2.8) which is why this is for work, not home.

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