Wearing nylons to an interview?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Should I wear nylons to a big interview?
    Yes - sheer : (19 votes)
    73 %
    Yes - black : (2 votes)
    8 %
    No : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    9030 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wear them, it couldnt hurt.. its 5 bucks and for for 2 hours tops? 

    PS i lOVE your shirt!

    Post # 6
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d definitely wear nylons since I know a few people who work for hospitals and nylons are hospital policy.

    Post # 7
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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 # 10
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Do it!  It’s always better to be overdressed for interviews than underdressed!

    Good luck!!!

    Post # 12
    22125 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Agree – I would! For an interview, better safe than sorry. Good luck!!!!!!!

    Post # 13
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    357 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes to nylons.  Personally i think it is inappropriate to show up to an interview in bare legs!

    Post # 15
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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!  🙂

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