(Closed) Just got read the riot act about nude pantyhose…necessary?

posted 8 years ago in Career
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@musician32992:  I’m actually in Atlanta, but my grandmom’s been complaining in Philly!

Post # 108
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Go to Gap Outlet and get yourself a pair of pants.  I am 5’2″ and their ankle or short cuts are perfect for me.   

Post # 109
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Buzzing Beekeeper
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@BookishBelle:  I once had a job interview for a position teaching adult literacy.  They required business formal for all employees…and paid $12/hour.  I was offered a second interview but didn’t go back because the thought of wearing a suit every day…to teach reading…was too ridiculous for me.  I also only own one suit.

Post # 110
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I usually wear them for interviews.  I usually over dress for interviews.  I don’t usually wear them at work until I have a big meeting or something.

Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@musician32992:  Yep. They might….not so much, “Wow, she wasn’t wearing pantyhose, dealbreaker,” but “Wow, she doesn’t look professional or put together enough for this field.” Bare legs are a risky thing in interviews. Just like you don’t want to show up with messy hair or dirty nails or lint on your suit, you don’t want to show up without hose. Creative fields get a little more leeway, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, IMO.

ETA: you can totally get a pair for less than $5!

Post # 113
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I never wear skirts to interviews so that’s always solved that! Technically for corporate jobs, if you’re wearing a skirt you should wear pantyhouse with it, although I work in the corporate world (albeit in more laidback atmospheres) and I’ve never seen anyone wear pantyhose to an interview. 

I hate pantyhose and I think they make you look old and ridiculous, so I always opt for a chic suit!

Post # 114
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve never in my life worn nude hose, and I have worn skirts to every interview I’ve ever had.  Typically I’ll wear tights, black or grey.  I’ve worn both sheer and opaque black/grey, and gotten jobs with both.  The only time I’ve gone bare legs is in the summer when it’s super hot out, not my favorite thing but didn’t cost me a job.  My jobs have been in casual and business casual settings.  My day-to-day dress is also tights and skirts, but I skip the fun colors and patterns for interviews.

With a black or grey tight I think you win both crowds.  A older or conservatice interviewer will see that you’re legs are covered and you’re pulled together, and you don’t risk the chance of a younger/casual interviewer thinking you’re too still or formal.

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Wannabee

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Post # 115
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Helper bee

I never wear them. I went to a lot of interviews in the warmer months and never wore them, just wore knee length or longer skirts and bare legs. I tend to think older woman see them as nesscary as it used to be that way. I wear lots of black pantyhose in the winter but nude just always seemed pointless. That said, I work in a creative field so dress is less strict.

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