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Dress codes for teachers

Discussion in 'Education news' started by loodle1, May 28, 2016.

  1. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Well, I have interviews lined up.

    I am so glad this thread is still going on- Could you give some advice on what to wear please.

    female, late 40's
    Size 20
    5ft 1 inch
    round in the middle
    Big Bouyancy Aids (if you get my meaning)
    going grey
    sleeves please
    short hair

    Could you give suggestions for budgets of £50, £100, £150 to include shoes.

    Thanking you in advance.
    kerensaann likes this.
  2. loodle1

    loodle1 Occasional commenter

    I actually like dresses with a jacket- much more comfortable than a skirt/trouser suit. I also think Sainsbury's do some nice things at quite reasonable prices. My favourite jacket is from M&S though and was a little more expensive.

    I think the one time everyone dresses to impress is for interviews!

    Good luck btw! :)
    ValentinoRossi likes this.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    My first thought @slingshotsally is have you got something in your wardrobe first to which you could add a few pieces? e g a dress and add a new jacket or vice versa? (I don't recommend new shoes for an interview, you want to be comfortable, not thinking how soon you can slip them off your feet.;))
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    upload_2016-6-6_19-22-55.png £16 can get it in a 20, has elastane so will stretch and should be comfy

    upload_2016-6-6_19-24-56.png Also £16 and available in a 20. Also has a little elastane.

    If the dress is too long just get some Vilene and shorten it.

    upload_2016-6-6_19-27-45.png The shoes don't quite match colour-wise but they are £16.

    So that's £48.

    All from George at Asda.

    It's all horribly bland and colourless so add a huge great bangle or necklace from a charity shop. Or scarf. Just jazz it up a bit.

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  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Excellent ideas gdw! [​IMG]
    Black is always slimming and a loose jacket would be good for the teaching part too.
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  6. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Perfect outfit gdw.


    Have your hair trimmed and make sure it is in a modern style before your interviews.

    Wear discreet makeup, and a nice lipstick.

    You will look great.
  7. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Good luck Slingshot - probably best that I don't give clothing advice.
    slingshotsally likes this.
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    If you like black but want something with a bias what about this?
    Plain black twist knot dress £19.00 was £33.00 Save £14.00
    or a complete outfit in blue
    both at Marisota who specialize in Plus sizes.
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Forgot a jacket [​IMG]£26.00 (not reduced. :()
    If you don't want black I love this classic jacket
    [​IMG] but at £35.00 you might like to use an existing dress?
    pepper5 and slingshotsally like this.
  10. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Nothing to do with dress codes for staff, but many local 11 - 18 academies are building primary schools in their grounds. A local 'inner city' academy, which in 2015 was deemed 'inadequate', has just done that - but instead of being called 'XY Primary School' its name is 'XY Prep School'. Don't know whether to laugh or cry!.
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  11. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Wow you lot are GREAT!

    I find shopping a scary experience. I went into Next today and the store detective followed me around. 2 Assistants approached me, being slim they had not very useful advice.

    But this has really cheered me up..

    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  12. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    I have a linen dress from Sahara (bought after I had my last child) but it's over 3 yrs old now, so a bit too worn out and wrinkles too much.
  13. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Only thinking to save some money sss. Interviews can be so expensive.
  14. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

  15. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    That's really thoughtful, thanks c2b!

    I love it!
  16. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Now the link finally worked and can see it . I got a No results page when I tried before. Gorgeous, if a little pricey @caterpillartobutterfly. However can see that being used on other occasions too.
  17. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    £85 for the whole outfit isn't pricey and all bits can be worn to work together or separately for months and months.
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  18. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Hadn't realised that price was for the whole outfit! :oops: If I were still teaching I'd be very tempted to buy;) Though grey definitely does nothing to flatter me..
  19. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    They have scarlet tapered trousers!!
  20. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

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