May 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm #685585
I need some serious help. I rarely need to dress for work, so I do have some stuff but I need a whole new wardrobe work wise. It has been a while since I have needed to dress up for work as I work in the automotive industry.
I know people recommend Mod Cloth. I really find the patterns not my taste.
The difficult part is I don’t really like slacks, once in a while I will find a pair that I can stand the cut of. They also are often a pain as I have insanely long legs.
I also despise button down shirts. I have a large chest so they rarely fit anyway and would need more tailoring than even makes sense. I just feel manly in them.
I love to wear dresses and skirts but it also can be an issue because people tend to act like I am showing SOOO much leg (touching my knee) just because I have so much leg. HR once called me in to complain about my skirt length and only once I pointed it out did they realize it did in fact go below my knee.
So what is a girl to do? I shop at Nordstrom most of the time. I need some good ideas here. I am happy to spend decent money on basics but usually spend less on tops as I will get tired of them anyway.May 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm #685589
People shouldnt be touching your knees at work even if you are showing too much leg.May 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm #685590
No she didn’t touch them. I may have worded that wrong. I meant I stood up and pointed it out to her.May 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm #685591
No-you worded it fine. I misread. I’m glad that you are in a grope free workplace.May 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm #685592
I have no skirt recommendations.May 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm #685599
That made me laugh. This is a Grope Free Workplace.May 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm #685600
Right, like the bulletin board has a picture of a man reaching towards a woman’s chest and there’s a circle around it with a line crossed through.May 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm #685603
I like sheath dresses when I need to look more polished for work — I have some I like from Banana Republic and J. Crew. I’m petite, though, so I can’t speak to their tall options.May 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm #685604
I shop at the Loft a lot- they have a lot of options for all body types (including dresses that hit mid-calf / below knee right now). Plus they have sales all the time, which helps. 😛
I also like Boden – it can be a bit preppy for work, but I love their patterns and their stuff seriously fits me perfectly. (I’m kind of tall (5′-7″) and size 8 and small busted though).
I hate button up shirts too, so I wear a lot of short sleeve or sleeveless tops with cardigans.May 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm #685607
Yeah, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic have plenty of dresses, skirts, and tops that are work-appropriate and not those 90’s style slacks and button shirts. That’s what I wear for client-facing attire or interview stuff.May 6, 2017 at 10:22 pm #685608
I guess I’m more asking what should I even wear? I feel like I e eliminated all options. Slacks and a blouse are in my opinion one of the least attractive outfits a woman can wear.May 6, 2017 at 10:30 pm #685609
What? A business dress, a skirt with a nice *top* tucked into it, not a frickin’ button down… Just go into one of those stores and look around. I don’t own many pants, and they’re like, skinny black. All my other work clothes are dresses and skirts and tops. I don’t know what you’re picturing, but today’s work clothes are pretty and feminine.