Dressing In Successful Interview Wear

by A Guest Author

You may have seen them: the women who enter an interview room looking as though they already know they have the job. Often times, this is part of what convinces a potential employer that the woman for his job is right in front of him. You might also wonder if the successful applicant would be as confident if she was wearing jeans and a t-shirt, or if someone helped her put this look together. Find out how you can look and feel just as self-assured as the successful job applicant and what this could mean for your success.

Dressing with Style

There are a number of components to a stylish but professional outfit. The sort of job you want will affect your choice as well, but here are some guidelines to consider.

First of all, you do not want to look like you are going to a nightclub right after the interview, so heels (if you choose them) should be minimal. Pumps of 1 to 1 ½ inches are adequate. Loafers might be considered a little bit too conservative, but runners and socks are a no-no (unless you want to get hired as a bicycle courier or personal trainer). Black is your go-to colour which goes with anything, but other neutral colours are fine if they match the rest of your ensemble.

Colours matter. First of all, you should not be excessively bold. On the other hand, do not try to hide in your choice of overly neutral shades. When combined stylishly with the right cut, a beige blouse can be both professional and feminine. When the entire look is too similar, the ensemble will make you look washed out. Also, be sure to wear what suits your body shape.


If you ask someone to shop with you, make sure this person has you in mind, not her own sense of style. Also, be sure this person remembers that you are dressing for an interview, not a date. When first impressions matter to a person this much, it is essential to get every visual component right.

Maybe you do not think of yourself as confident. Try on the clothes you bought and add makeup and tasteful jewellery. Now stand in front of the mirror and see how good you look. While appearances say very little about who you are, try to feel as confident as you look in your new interview wear.

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