(Closed) Need interview outfit advice!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I work in finance, and when I first started in the industry, everyone wore button downs under their suits.  Now that’s not really a thing anymore.  Most women wear satin tank tops/shells/camisoles.  As long as it’s not like a PJ-type cami, you’ll be fine.

Post # 4
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

For an interview I’d wear a button down under the suit. Once you land the job then you can start wearing camis and shells.

Post # 6
4665 posts
Honey bee

Honestly, I think that would be too casual. Try a button up.

Post # 7
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Too casual. At the very least, a shell or blouse in a more formal fabric.

Post # 9
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

I wore a sleeveless blouse under my suit, something similar to this: http://bit.ly/AyY6du, but definitely get something in a formal fabric (silk, et al).

I was able to keep my jacket on during the interview but if you think you might take yours off, I’d look for something with a sleeve.

Post # 10
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

@MM423: I like to wear colors. My first top was purple and my second was a pinstriped gray/purple color (totally unintentional). But that’s a personal preference. I prefer a bold color over white but white over a light/pastel. 

It could depend on what industry you’re interviewing for. I work in Marketing so colors are a bit more welcomed than in a corporate law or finance office. 

Post # 11
97 posts
Worker bee

I usually wear a white or colored cami under my suits for interviews. I think as long as the fabric isn’t too casual, you are fine.

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