(Closed) New job: Help dress me. Please.

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Button down shirts don’t work for me either. Maybe trade out the fitted tees with some silky or shink tanks? I think you can still wear cardigans and jackets, you just need a fancier shell underneath.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m a similar shape (38 bust, 25 short waiste, 35 hip).  I’ve found Anthropology and Banana Republic Outlets have a lot of professional clothing that flatters my shape.  They usually have a lot of draping that creates a modest look while still feminine and classic.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mrstob:  These days I’m into simple black or grey v-neck t-shirts and blazers or nicer cardigans (the button up secretary styles don’t work on me – I feel SO matronly). You say these don’t work on you, so try different necks… you never know what will work until you try!

Blazers reallllly dress up your look. You can have some fun with them – try velvet, or a bold color for some variety. It’s hard to go wrong. Buy a couple of black ones and they’ll go w. anything.

You don’t have to spend a fortune buying a ton of clothes. Accessorize – you can change your look up with a pair of sparkly flats or a sleek low heel or a bold necklace.

Once you find a pair of pants that work for the office, buy another pair. Heck, buy all the colors! I did that, and now I solved my work pants problem. I never seem to find ones I like.

I also sign up for emails from my fav. clothing stores and they often email coupons/promos. I then stock up on items I like (like the pants). I’m in Canada so this probably won’t help, but I buy the majority of my work attire from Jacob and Ricki’s.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrstob:  Thank you!!!!  And I’m terrible with fashion!  I keep an eye on pinterest and use anything I see there (pencil skirt, tucked in shirt, and a belt at my waiste is now my go to going out look), and I usually stay within certain color parameters so everything kind of matches

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