Sixth form clothes ideas (girls)Watch
For skirts I wore knee length textured black bodycon one (Peacocks) that was still reasonably stylish but complied with the dress code. My other favourite was a houndstooth print skirt (again bodycon, they were fussy about length but not tightness!) which I think was from newlook. I think you'd be safe with any dark coloured skirt that's not too flouncy or short or decorative.
Tailored trousers (Primark- they were cheap but stretchy and comfy as anything!) that looked smart but not frumpy and just reached my ankles in black or navy.
Shirts were in materials like chiffon (not too casual or too dressy). Although we couldn't have our shoulders on show, we had to wear blazers so sleeveless shirts were popular and we weren't limited on colour or pattern so I'd either jazz up my outfit with a patterned shirt or wear a black colour shirt with a necklace (statement but not huge!). You can get them from any clothes shop.
Fine knit jumpers and tops too- I have a high neck, long sleeved black knitted top (or jumper, I'm not actually sure) that to be honest is probably a little bit too clingy to be appropriate but with a blazer over it looks smart.
I wasn't a big dress but my head of sixth form once complimented me on a form fitting black and white aztec print dress so you don't necessarily have to be really dull in what you wear.
I assume you'll need a blazer if they want business wear so I'd recommend ASDA, the womens blazers are more tailored than the school blazers so they look a bit more sophisticated.
Shoes again- basics from ASDA or Primark. A pair of black flats and a pair of black ankle boots should do you.
My best advice would be to look at what your current sixth formers wear and see what your school deems appropriate
I got a blazer from Matalan which is really nice, and Matalan is also good for general dresses for business-type wear.
I bought white blouses from various shops: Primark, M&S etc. and these are really easy to find plus they work with anything!
For skirts, you can probably wear any nice pencil skirts you already own or buy any ythat you like- pencil skirts always look professional and smart but of course there are other smart skirts out there
When they say 'business' wear, they generally just mean that it has to look smart. Most sixth forms have a massive issue with girls and patterned trousers (trust me, I would know), so I'd give these a wide miss if you can help it.
I brought a black blazer from Primark for £5 and it looks really good for the price (and washes well!), they sell some smart trousers and skirts too for low prices that actually look quite nice! Try to get some nice blouses/ shirts too
I brought the rest of my clothes from H&M and the few odd bits off eBay. I'd recommend splashing out on one or two DECENT pairs of shoes that will last you all year rather than buying loads of less expensive shoes- I made this mistake this year!
Don't worry about 'blending in' and looking the same as everyone else, honestly after a week or so nobody will even notice what you're wearing (in the nicest possible way), so don't stress too much! Just wear what you feel comfortable in, study hard and you'll be fine