Dress makeover and recommendations for someone overweight
L6 SDM here (TC-400k+), male,coming to office in long shorts and round neck t shirts. I met my director for a 1-1 and he recommended me to dress like a “manager / leader” than an engineer since I attend many VP/svp level meetings and that impression will be quite critical if I have to grow to next level!
I was an engineer earlier and was quite surprised by the comment. Now considering the option I am still sticking to the org, I need recommendations on style of attire for someone overweight! I have been with Amazon long time (5+ years), moved from east coast (where I used to dress in business casuals). I have significantly outgrown all my dresses as I have put on 15+ pounds after joining Amazon ;(
What are some of the good reasonable cost brands I could consider for a dress makeover (I am frugal and would prefer something that is available in outlet malls and costs <$50 for shirts and trousers (separately). Married with two kids and non working spouse. Need to be frugal considering mortgage and expenses!
[i have see many directors / Vp in some orgs coming in shorts, but since my director has hinted this twice, I need to start planning for dress makeover, leaving org / hr etc is not at all an option please)