Post # 1
So tomorrow, I have a pretty big interview at a hospital. It’s for an executive assistant position, and I want it really badly.
I’m planning on wearing this suit in black:
And I’m going to wear a sheath blouse made out of this fabric (the background is navy):
I’ll do neutral makeup with a berry pink lipstick, no perfume, and wear closed toe pumps.
However, should I wear nylons?? I’ve seriously never worn nylons to an interview before, but this is in a very conservative area (Orange County, for anyone in southern California).
I don’t need this job, but the pay boost is about 6-7K more, and I would definitely love to work in this area…right now I’m in west LA.
So to nylon or not to nylon??? 🙂
Post # 3
@fancymichelle: where I am from is pretty conservative and I dont think I have ever seen a woman wear nylons. Not even many of the older woman I work with. I dont think the interviewer should be paying close enough attention to your legs to know whether you are wearing sheer tights. As long as the skirt hits you at an appropriate place I dont see a pronlem.
Disclaimer: I am pretty young and havent workein a super high end firm. Everything I say comes with a large grain of salt 🙂 I
Post # 4
Oh, man, I hate nylons so much! I tend to think of the black sheer type (the only kind I’ll ever wear) more for evening than daytime. I haven’t had to wear the “nude” in years – I used to work in a law firm and we were required to. I’m not sure but if the company is very conservative you may want to go with extremely sheer nude – make sure they’re practically invisible (get expensive ones, not L’eggs).
Good luck on your interview! I love the rest of your outfit, especially the blouse fabric. Keep jewelry minimal and conservative and neckline of the blouse above cleavage level. 🙂
Post # 5
Wear them, it couldnt hurt.. its 5 bucks and for for 2 hours tops?
PS i lOVE your shirt!
Post # 6
I’d definitely wear nylons since I know a few people who work for hospitals and nylons are hospital policy.
Post # 7
Absolutely- no one is going to look at you and think “WTF, this woman is nuts, she’s wearing nylons.” But someone might look at you if you don’t and judge.
Post # 8
Personally I would; I would never go bare-legged to an interview, I don’t think it’s appropriate. If they’re conservative, all the more reason to wear them IMPO.
Post # 9
@Sunfire: & @Kandiss16: Thanks! I sewed the blouse, which is why I only have a pic of the fabric. 🙂 And it is quite conservative – the neckline is like, an inch below my clavicle. 😉
OK I’m going to wear nylons then! It’s only a couple hours anyway!
Post # 10
It’s always better there err on the side of caution. Wearing a pair of sheer nylons can’t hurt anything, but if they are super conservative not wearing them could have them question if you’re the right fit for the workplace environment.
Post # 11
Do it! It’s always better to be overdressed for interviews than underdressed!
Post # 12
Agree – I would! For an interview, better safe than sorry. Good luck!!!!!!!
Post # 13
I would definitely wear them. I’ve worked in Bay street (Canada’s version of Wall Street) law firms and part of our dress code always included nylons with skirts. There were less conservative firms but if you are right and this is a conservative area then I wouldn’t risk it for the cost of a pair of nylons.
Post # 14
Yes to nylons. Personally i think it is inappropriate to show up to an interview in bare legs!
Post # 15
@fancymichelle: Good choice, to go with nylons. When you’re interviewing, it’s better to be too conservative than to feel self-conscious the whole time. Your outfit looks perfect. Best of luck! 🙂