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    I have a job interview for a social worker next week and I've tried in some Blazers and they don't look nice on me at all. I have wide shoulders so they don't suit me.

    Could I get away with wearing this sort of outfit? The job has a salary of £31,000 per year.

    http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/coll...820/suit-dress

    http://www.matalan.co.uk/product/det...toe-court-shoe

    And a black cardigan
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    Best to wear a dress shirt and skirt/pants, but that looks okay too
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    That's perfectly acceptable business attire.

    I'd give it no further thought than a mental 'tick' for appears professional if I was interviewing you.
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    I think you have to judge it from the vibe of the company. If they're a very stuffy "traditional" workplace then they may expect a blazer, otherwise they may just want "smart". People often talk about dressing for the job you want not the job you have, but I prefer to state that it's better to be too formal than too casual. I've almost always turned up to job interviews wearing suits, even for bar work.
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    (Original post by Mezza362)
    I have a job interview for a social worker next week and I've tried in some Blazers and they don't look nice on me at all. I have wide shoulders so they don't suit me.

    Could I get away with wearing this sort of outfit? The job has a salary of £31,000 per year.

    http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/coll...820/suit-dress

    http://www.matalan.co.uk/product/det...toe-court-shoe

    And a black cardigan
    What you've shown there is fine, the 'cardigan' is the issue. Is it a smart, tailored top that holds its shape, almost a 'knitted jacket', in which case it's fine as well. or is it a warm, snuggly 'keep me cosy' type top, in which case it's not. The guiding questions is, if you were your manager in this role, would you be happy sending a person out to represent the company, dressed like this? Certainly the dress and shoes would be accepted, it's the detail of 'cardigan' that matters now.
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    Blazers aren't really workwear unless your job is selling yachts or international cricket captain.
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    I personally don't think blazers look too good on women, but that outfit is really nice apart from the cardigan.
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    I also only have concerns about the cardigan. It seems a little too informal. Any idea what else I could wear? My shoulders are wide so it doesn't look nice or professional without anything covering my arms.

    I might try and find a dress with sleeves
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    (Original post by Mezza362)
    I also only have concerns about the cardigan. It seems a little too informal. Any idea what else I could wear? My shoulders are wide so it doesn't look nice or professional without anything covering my arms.

    I might try and find a dress with sleeves
    Wait, whats wrong with wide shoulders? It just makes your waist look slimmer.
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    (Original post by mrhedgehog)
    Wait, whats wrong with wide shoulders? It just makes your waist look slimmer.
    If I dint cover my shoulders and arms I look like a body builder!
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    (Original post by Mezza362)
    If I dint cover my shoulders and arms I look like a body builder!
    Nothing wrong with that, but doubt you will. Try a dress with upper arms and shoulders covered?
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    I think a black dress would look nice. I have loads of pencil skirts but none are plain enough for an interview. Same with my blouses.

    I have bought a grey dress but I'm not completely sure on it
 
 
 
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