Dress for Success for Women -- For the Job Interview


 

If you have not already done so, please first read When Job-Hunting: Dress for Success, by Dr. Randall Hansen.

 

The standard job interviewing attire for women is a conservative dark navy or gray skirted wool blend suit.

 

Other conservative colors -- such as beige or brown -- are also acceptable. Red is a power color. A blazer with blouse and skirt is a possible second choice to a suit. You should always wear a jacket.

 

Skirt length should be a little below the knee and never shorter than above the knee -- no nightclub attire here. Avoid wearing a dress (unless accented with a jacket). Blouses should be cotton or silk and should be white, or some other light color. Shoes should be low-heeled.

 

Make-up should be minimal, with conservative tones for lipstick and nail polish. Pantyhose should be flawless (no runs) and conservative in color. Avoid body odor and do not wear excessive cologne.

 

You should opt for a briefcase rather than a purse.

 

So, what are some sample outfits for women?

 

Here are some dress for success examples:

 

skirted suit dress attire
Sample skirted suit dress attire

 

pantsuit dress attire
Sample pantsuit dress attire

 

combination suit dress attire
Sample combination suit dress attire

 

skirted suit dress attire
Sample skirted suit dress attire

 

skirted suit dress attire
Sample skirted suit dress attire

 

pantsuit dress attire
Sample pantsuit dress attire

 

pantsuit dress attire
Sample pantsuit dress attire

 

skirted casual attire
Sample skirted casual attire

 

 

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