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 Post subject: I'm looking for a suit (UK-available)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:50 pm 
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I've got no smart clothes at the moment. I'd really like to find something interview-suitable that doesn't look too cheap and (obviously!) doesn't contain silk, wool or leather.

I was going to put this in the UK forum but I figure with internet shopping so common these days a lot of other people might also know of items located here (so I don't have to wait too long for them to arrive if I end up mail-ordering).

I'm a UK women's size 14 (think that's US 12?), apple-shaped and 5'5". I'd really appreciate your help with this, as I need to get something before the end of the month.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for a suit (UK-available)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:00 pm 
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Oh, and by the way, this is the person you're trying to make look respectable (I'm the one on the left)

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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for a suit (UK-available)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:07 pm 
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Perhaps I am woefully misguided in the way I approach job interviews (might be why I have failed every time of late, so take this all with a shovel of salt!), but do you need an actual suit? I guess it depends on the type of job, but if it's not something they people on the Apprentice would go for then I think you can get away with other, more comfortable, options. I generally wear either trousers and a nice blouse and cardigan combo or a comfy dress to interviews in my sector (for every job I've gone for in the past couple of years the interviewers have been wearing the same, so I don't think I'm way out)

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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for a suit (UK-available)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:25 pm 
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I don't have to have a suit, no, but I'm just so naturally scruffy that I think it'd make me feel more confident. I don't think suits are actually that uncomfortable either.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for a suit (UK-available)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:28 pm 
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Oh, and I don't actually have any nice *anything*! All of my clothes are from charity shops or hippy fair trade stuff or (the shame!) from Primark. So yeah, if anyone wants to suggest any smart outfits that's cool, I just want something nice with no animal fibres.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for a suit (UK-available)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:16 pm 
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I think if you're not used to wearing a suit, you can kind of look awkward wearing one... How about something more versatile like a structured dress that you can accessorise with different belts, shoes, jewellery - Kaliko has a sale on at the moment with some good fancy clothes deals:
http://www.kaliko.co.uk/kaliko/cobalt-c ... color=0006

http://www.kaliko.co.uk/kaliko/textured ... color=0031

http://www.kaliko.co.uk/kaliko/lace-cut ... iftdresses

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