This was the challenge that was posed to us Fivetake lot this week by Claire. Thanks Claire ;)
Five take is where Nicole, Rebecca, Claire ,Becky and I all take a theme or item of clothing and wear it in our own way.
I was actually in the process of ridding myself of my old Evans suit. A pair of black trousers, and a black jacket with white thread detail. I bought it in a rush when I first came over to the UK. Arrived on the Wednesday, interview on the Monday and a quick trip to Lakeside to find something to wear. The jacket never really fitted probably (boobs too big and arms too long), but it did the trick. It's going to charity. The trousers are ok, but a bit baggy and not really a great fit or the kind of trousers that make me feel fab.
That was almost four years ago. When I went for my next interview I can't remember what I wore - although it wasn't that suit.
So what would I wear now? Well now that my sole purpose in dressing isn't to disguise my size, I would wear something that made me feel powerful, was dressy without showing boobage, professional without being too corporate.
I believe that your interview outfit should match the environment you are going to work in. If you are going for a creative job then a suit or anything too corporate is probably the kiss of death. Wearing converse and your favourite vintage t-shirt, likewise, won't work if applying for work in a bank or conservative workplace.
I work in sort of the public sector, in a professional role (how's that for vague?). No suits, but dressy casual required. The only people to wear suits are the men in upper management. The rest of us vary between dresses/trousers and even jeans if we think we can get away with it (and have no meetings).
So, what do you think? Would it suit an interview where you work?
More importantly, would you give me the job? ;)
Dress: Basque, from David Jones in Australia. Size 22
Boots: Wallis stretch boots.
Fake pearls: Monsoon.
Black vest: bodyshaper thing from NZ.