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I have been a lecturer for 7 years so haven't needed much in the way of smart 'office' type clothes for years, when I have worn something smart it has been quirky too as befits my job The only other thing remotely suitable is a red LK Bennett shift dress which I could wear with opaque tights and blacks shoes, but I have nothing to go over it www.lkbennett.com/products/clothing/clothingdresses/clothingdressesalldresses/trellis/pid-30303brown dress like this but bright red.
are you sure the mark is unremovable? Try sticking the suit in the ashing machine on a hand wash cycle if you have one (if it's ruined anyway??)
Could you wear the dress with a long-sleeved top underneath, and leave your coat in reception/the car?
The interview is in the morning and I don't have a tumble drier Its spag bol - regurgitated!
What sort of long sleeved top would you suggest?
surely it should come off!!On radiator and put them on? Or over banister? What have you got to lose?
The LK bennett dress is fine with tights and black shoes- it has sleeves so you don't need anything over it. Don't stress about the suit or try to clean it. Just relax and prepare for the interview.
Where a long sleeved black teeshirt underneath it if you have one, but if not, bare arms are okay too. Honest. Or do you have a grey or black cardigan type thing?
I've got a long sleeved black t-shirt but not a black cardi - got a pink one and a green one though Conscious of making a good impression.
green cardi over the dress would look fine I think
Where the t-shirt if it goes. I actualyl wonder if just wearing the dress alone is better. Don't worry about the cardigan. You'll make a good impression by being presentable, relaxed and confident. Dont get too hung up on the suit matter. good luck
How did it go?
I wore the dress in the end with black opaque tights and plain black shoes, I also found - hiding in a box - a black knee length trench coat type thing. So I wore that over I didn't get the job cos I am overqualfied apparently BUT they did offer me something else better paid so . I obviously dressed to impress!Thanks for all the advice.
Brilliant well done!!(now buy a new suit!)
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