Post # 1
I will be graduating this year and already dress a bit more professional with dress slacks daily and a nice blouse since I have a supervisor position before or after classes. I have never needed a suit before for interviews but with graduation approaching it means I need to get my clothing ready for career fairs. I’ll be applying for chemistry jobs, mostly laboratory work and I know I should get a plain suit but they always make me look blah. I see everyone wearing the same suit. I was curious if you bees could tell me if a suiting dress or taliored skirt and blouse combo would be another good stand in for my closet. I’m not thinking anything too revealing, they would be modest in necklines and length but I feel more like me and comfortable in suiting dress. Thoughts? I already have basic accessories, my pearls, classic watch, leather stachel and nude close toes shoes it the actual outfit that I have issues with, her are some that I was thinking of.
Post # 3
@gsdlover32: I think what you have looks nice. I also liked sunfire’s response in the following link (#26)
I want to look professional… but it's impossible!
Also, knowing your audience is important. It is ok to be slightly overdressed if you are not sure.
Post # 4
It depends on how conservative the company/employer is. That said, I would sooner err on the side of a suit top with a skirt than a suiting dress (unless you still wear a suit top on top).
Post # 5
@gsdlover32: I think
@lilbluebird: photo illustration is on point!
Post # 6
@lilbluebird: I currently work some of the firms at the moment, they are a few of our accounts at my job and mostly they seem to have buisness casual for attire, especailly those in lab work. I would probably have a jacket as well depending on the day I just always feel weird wearing suits for jobs that I will be wearing jeans and t shirts for if I’m hired. It just seems that last few times I’ve walked by at the job fairs its a sea of black suits and no personality anywhere, everyone is just so blank in the face, very generic and you can read who isnt comfortable in the clothing they chose. I’m one of those I had a sever speak issue but I can normally tame it if I treat it like a pagent, very posed but I feel the clothing helps with it too.
Post # 7
I agree with PP, they are nice but having a suiting jacket will make it more appropriate if needed and look more polished depending on the firm
Post # 8
For my field both options are fine though I prefer cap sleeves. Tank top style tops though aren’t suitable.