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    I have work experience and I'm supposed to dress formally of course, but I don't think that means I'm supposed to wear sensible black trousers all the time, right? Could anyone give me some links to skirts/dresses that are formal and suitable for a work environment? I'm going to be at a small law firm for a week.


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    not sure if you still need this but here it goes don't choose bright colours - law practice means dark colours - grey, black, jewel tones. you won't want to draw too much attention to yourself. no cleavage!

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/kiomi-jerse...1c00d-503.html (teamed with a dark/black blazer)

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/pier-one-je...1c02w-802.html

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/vero-moda-s...1c0cv-502.html (blazer as well)

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/anna-field-...1e016-707.html (worn over black trousers/skirt)

    apart from these - nothing wrong with a dark suit and white/black shirts
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    (Original post by arina162)
    not sure if you still need this but here it goes don't choose bright colours - law practice means dark colours - grey, black, jewel tones. you won't want to draw too much attention to yourself. no cleavage!

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/kiomi-jerse...1c00d-503.html (teamed with a dark/black blazer)

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/pier-one-je...1c02w-802.html

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/vero-moda-s...1c0cv-502.html (blazer as well)

    http://www.zalando.co.uk/anna-field-...1e016-707.html (worn over black trousers/skirt)

    apart from these - nothing wrong with a dark suit and white/black shirts
    Thanks! Great ideas


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    I have work experience and I'm supposed to dress formally of course, but I don't think that means I'm supposed to wear sensible black trousers all the time, right? Could anyone give me some links to skirts/dresses that are formal and suitable for a work environment? I'm going to be at a small law firm for a week.


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    A few ideas:

    - I love dark colours like burgundy, navy, deep green - they're ideal in situations like this, where you want to look sophisticated, but also dress appropriately.

    - Long sleeved-dresses are ideal for the workplace. Add tights and pumps, maybe a belt to cinch in the waist. Topshop do some really lovely ones - here is the link to a burgundy sweater dress which is really gorgeous! http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/st...ents=category~[257491|208523]&noOfRefinements=1

    - A simple, block-colour dress like this one... http://www.next.co.uk/x512126s1#797780x51 ...is ideal. Easy to dress up or down with accessories. This one is black, so you could bring some colour through with a belt. Places like Next, Topshop, New Look, H&M, do some decently-priced jersey dresses in a variety of different colours, which you can pair with a cardi or blazer.

    - This is really pretty > http://www.next.co.uk/x5182s5#777735x51

    - If you have some 3/4 slim leg trousers, you could wear them with a blouse, or with a top and blazer. I like them in dark blue, but you can also get them in lots of other colours.

    - If you're stuck, black skirt (decent length, not too short!), black opaque tights and a smart blouse will do absolutely fine.

    - Although the outfit is really important, there are lots of other touches that will pull it together and help you to look professional and fit in. For instance, try and use a nice bag, it won't look great if you turn up with a worn-out rucksack, even if your outfit is perfect. I'm sure you've thought of that already, but it's worth mentioning!

    I hope this helps - good luck with your work experience.

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    A few ideas:

    - I love dark colours like burgundy, navy, deep green - they're ideal in situations like this, where you want to look sophisticated, but also dress appropriately.

    - Long sleeved-dresses are ideal for the workplace. Add tights and pumps, maybe a belt to cinch in the waist. Topshop do some really lovely ones - here is the link to a burgundy sweater dress which is really gorgeous! http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/st...ents=category~[257491|208523]&noOfRefinements=1

    - A simple, block-colour dress like this one... http://www.next.co.uk/x512126s1#797780x51 ...is ideal. Easy to dress up or down with accessories. This one is black, so you could bring some colour through with a belt. Places like Next, Topshop, New Look, H&M, do some decently-priced jersey dresses in a variety of different colours, which you can pair with a cardi or blazer.

    - This is really pretty > http://www.next.co.uk/x5182s5#777735x51

    - If you have some 3/4 slim leg trousers, you could wear them with a blouse, or with a top and blazer. I like them in dark blue, but you can also get them in lots of other colours.

    - If you're stuck, black skirt (decent length, not too short!), black opaque tights and a smart blouse will do absolutely fine.

    - Although the outfit is really important, there are lots of other touches that will pull it together and help you to look professional and fit in. For instance, try and use a nice bag, it won't look great if you turn up with a worn-out rucksack, even if your outfit is perfect. I'm sure you've thought of that already, but it's worth mentioning!

    I hope this helps - good luck with your work experience.

    Wow I love them, especially the Topshop one! Might have to order it online now haha Thank you


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