What to wear to a second interview?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Second Interview Apparel?
    Peach blazer with a black sheath dress : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Black jacket with a gray sheath dress : (13 votes)
    59 %
    Purchase a new suit in a different color : (0 votes)
    Other : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I picked #1. I like black for interviews.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Question – when you say sheath I think of a light weight fabric like silk or similar, which doesn’t sound appropriate.  Am I not getting the right picture? 

    Pics would help.  Also, what industry?

    I would not purchase a 2nd suit unless you’ll need it anyway in your job.  I never wear a suit to work.

    I would do a smart business casual look since you don’t have another suit.  Black dress pants or pencil skirt, blouse, and blazer.  Accessorize, tastful makeup and hair, good shoes and purse.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @fancymichelle:  I vote #2. Peach, depending on your industry, might be a little bright. Wear tights (I wore ones with a cool, subtle herringbone pattern my most recent one) and nice heels. If you are in a more creative industry, throw on some simple yet interesting jewelry. 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Since you work in a more conservative field, I’d go with the black and gray tbh.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Go with the peach. It’ll be memorable and set you apart. Are you meeting with the same people or higher ups?

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @fancymichelle:  Oh!  In that case I think that both options sound great.  I’d choose whichever is more flattering on you.  The Halo effect is a real thing – good looking people (especially women) do better in interviews.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I am not sure what you’re interviewing for. I think the position makes a difference.

    That being said, I’d probably go more conservative and avoid too much color.  I voted for the grey and black getup.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    When in doubt, be conservative. I would go with the gray and black and leave the color out until you get the job.

     

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

    I voted for the black and grey – I’m more conservative when it comes to interview.  I also wear minimal jewelry, if any, and very little makeup.

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