Everyone has a horror story to tell about a work uniform, me included. While deciding what I wanted to do with my life I took a job at travel agent Going Places. And seven years ago, the uniforms were still stuck firmly in 90′s style.
Think school uniform pleated blue skirt, with a multi coloured puke patterned blouse and dreadful court shoes. I felt like an unlucky, ground bound air hostess.
And the comments that I got at the bus stop clung as much as the cheap viscose this hideous uniform was made of.
Then there was my time at a well known Italian high street store. After the hideousness of the Going Places I didn’t think it could get worse, after all we got discounts on all the clothes that we had to wear for work. Girl’s dream right?
Well not if the only sizes you could buy were a 6 and 8. The store only employed girls of this size but god help you if you had been on a holiday and put on a few pounds.
Needless to say I only stayed a few weeks.
And it seems we aren’t alone with this. Online clothing supplier, Clothes2Order, has launched a national search for the UK’s worst work uniform. The company is inviting businesses from across the country to submit photos of staff in their uniforms for the chance to win a complete uniform makeover.
We’ve also had a scout around to find the uniforms that really are a sight for sore eyes.
Click on the picture below to begin.