July 18, 2024


Dear Jobseeker,I know you have been worried on how you should dress when you’re going to attend a job interview and I have combined some few tricks below on how you should wear as a woman/lady when going for an interview.


Before saying a single word to the interviewer, he has already made an impression based on how he is dressed.

The guidelines given here are commonly accepted as appropriate for interviews. Each company has a different dress code; how you dress for work may have very little to do with how you dress for an interview.

Generally, you should wear a suit with a skirt or pants. When in doubt, be more conservative.

Your suit must be comfortable and fit well; If your waist cuts you in half or your jacket is too tight, you won’t look or act your best. Some stores offer free modifications when you buy a suit, or you may want to find a tailor to adjust a suit you already have.

Interview suits should be plain and dark in color. Anything tight, shiny, short, or transparent should be avoided entirely. (Interviewers have been known to complain about the length of interviewees’ skirts – if in doubt, it’s probably too short.) Knee length skirts are suggested.

Very long skirts, although modest, are also considered too modern for an interview.

Wear a conservative blouse with your suit.

Don’t wear bright colors, animal prints, or anything lacy, see-through, or low-cut.

Makeup and nail polish should be simple and flattering; Neutral shades are generally recommended for your skin tone. Avoid bright or unusual colors or very long nails.

Keep your jewelry and hair accessories to a minimum, and stick to those that are not flashy, distracting, or shiny. One ring per hand is best.

Shoes should be conservative and fairly low-heeled. They must be in reasonably good condition, not worn or damaged at the heels.

Do not wear shoes with open toes or backs; the shoes you would wear on a date or at a club are probably inappropriate.

Your hose should be neutral (matching your skin tone). Make sure the heels are not stained black by your shoes and that there are no snags or runs. Use the nail polish trick only in an emergency; you may want to wear an extra pair of stockings.

Dress in a professional manner appropriate for the position for which you are applying.

In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit. It is seldom appropriate to “dress casually” for an interview, regardless of the company’s dress code policy. When in doubt, be conservative (starting to sound familiar?).

Your clothes must always be neat, clean and ironed. If you don’t have an iron, buy one or prepare to visit the dry cleaner frequently.

Shower or bathe the morning of the interview. Use deodorant. Don’t Wear Perfume – You don’t want to smell overwhelming or worse, cause an allergic reaction.

Make sure you have fresh breath. Brush your teeth before leaving for the interview and do not eat or smoke before the interview.

Your hair should be neat, clean and conservatively styled. Banana clips, brightly colored rubber bands or elastics, and cheerleader ponytails look out of place with a suit.

You may want to wear your hair up, cut it into a low ponytail, or wear a barrette (this suggestion does not include the little barrettes that only hold up the front of your bangs).

The idea is to look polished and professional, not to advertise the creative genius that is your hairdresser.

While it may be appropriate to dress more casually for a second interview, you should still dress professionally. It is much better to go too dressy than too casual.

This may seem like a lot of rules, but these are generally acceptable guidelines for you to follow when deciding what to wear to an interview.

Dressing professionally shows respect for yourself, the interviewer, and the company. You may not have to dress like this every day, but you are more likely to be taken seriously when you present yourself professionally and take the time to pay attention to detail.


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