Post # 1
I got an interview at my college for their dental program! I was wondering if this dress okay to wear to the interview? I plan on wearing it with a little bit of jewelry and closed toe shoes, or should I go out a buy slacks and a dress top? Any thoughts?
Post # 2
It’s not formal enough, IMO. Blazer, dress pants or skirt, nice blouse.
Post # 3
No. That is way to casual for a job interview.
Post # 4
Sorry it’s far too casual – I wouldn’t be impressed at all by an applicant turning up to an interview with me like that.
Post # 5
No. Cute but big no to interview outfit.
I think a blazer or cardigan would help professionalize that outfit along with some pearl earings and necklace if you have nothing else.
Post # 7
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Way to casual for a job interview maybe something similar to this
Post # 8
If this is a formal dental school (DDS or DMD) interview, you need to wear a full suit — slacks and matching blazer, or skirt and blazer, with a conservative blouse. Suit can be black, dark blue, or dark grey. (I am a fourth year medical student and see medical school and dental school interviewees all the time)
If you aren’t interviewing for a spot in a dental school program, I still agree that this is too casual, though you might not need an actual suit for a job or a non-graduate program interview — I will defer to other posters’ expertise on this matter.
Post # 9
Honestly that’s too casual even for a coffee shop/waitressing interview. I would go with
– dress pants or black pants/jeans (just not ones that look like jeans)
– button up shirt or formal top
– with a cardigan or blazer
Even if it doesn’t have a formal dress code, it’s way better to over-dress than underdress for an interview. It shows that you’re serious about the position and take it seriously.
I usually actually over-dress for the first few months of a job until they see that I’m serious about the position and I see what’s really *normal* for the office.
Post # 10
nope, this is not appropriate. You should at the very least have a blazer, slacks and a proper top.
Post # 11
Are you interviewing for dental school? If so, you should wear a true suit. I interviewed for medical school and as I understand it, the dental school interview process is very similar. Everyone wore a full suit- skirt suit or pants suit is fine.
Post # 12
Congrats bee, that’s awesome! My Fiance just did his dental school interviews for the last cycle, and he said the girls either wore dress pants and a blouse, or a business dress and blazer. I think the dress is a bit too casual. Maybe something more along these lines? I think a blazer is a good option, it always makes an outfit look more professional in my opinion. It’s always better to be overdressed rather than underdressed!
Post # 14
My rule of thumb is that if you have to ask if it’s okay to wear to work, it’s not okay.
Post # 15
I agree, the dress is too casual even if you were to add a cardigan or blazer. I would go with a more business formal option. I also think that jewelry and accessories should be kept more minimal for interviews.