(Closed) Office/Interview appropriate?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Is it appropriate?

    Yes

    No (why?)

  • Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think it’s just a sexy photo of what probably isn’t a sexy skirt. A more traditional option might actual be more flattering on a real, non-topless person!

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It’s the material that unfortunately makes it a little inapprops. Too tight. Look for skirts made from a heavier material like this:

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I agree with most other PPs, OK for the office, not so much for an interview.

    I like pencil skirts with a little more heft in them, made from suiting fabric (like wool, etc) and with a satin lining to keep them from riding up during the day.

    I wear them at or slightly above the knee, because I am short.
    However I totally get the scar thing – I have so many scars dotting my entire lower legs, and since they’ve been looking much better lately I am willing to wear skirts sometimes.
    If they get bad enough, people often bother me about them but I’m sort of learned not to put up with that crap anymore. They’re my legs, dammit, and I’ll wear whatever I want just the way they are.

    Check out sites like Modcloth, they might have longer skirts that are made from a little looser materials.

    Good luck on your interview!

     

    Post # 38
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it needs to be hemmed to hit you just below the knee. That hem length is neither here nor there, and runs the risk of looking frumpy/off if not styled just right.

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t wear things that are above my knee, but I found a great suit that works that I always wear to interviews.  It is black, good material, but the skirt is more of a tulip skirt so it has a flare at the knee and covers the entire knee cap.  I wear a blue or simple blouse under it and call it good.  I feel professional and like I would fit in anywhere.  If I show up and the office is a little more casual, I take off the blazer.  I think it is a suit seperate set from Jones New York.

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I don’t think it is appropriate for an interview, and it just looks weird and awkward- not flattering at all.  I would go with a pencil skirt and jacket suit.  I wouldn’t just add a blazer- for work, sure, but not for an interview.  You should wear a suit to an interview.  To technically be a suit, the jacket and skirt must be made out of the same exact fabric.  I have a pencil skirt that ends right after my knee- I got it from Express I think.  Maybe try to find that?  Then you fit the mold of what is deemed “professional” looking.  Once you get the job, then you can wear whatever you want.  Good luck!

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes, but the tight-ish part of the skirt, which is just a normal pencil goes all the way to my knee and then the slight ruffle goes below my entire knee cap (I don’t like the look of my knees, I think they are just icky so I hide them any time I can).  Trumpet is another way to describe it.

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    @MrsPaperFlowers:  In my personal opinion, it is inappropriate not to wear a suit to a job interview.  They can be restrictive, and I get where you are coming from but I don’t see a way around it.  I’m not sure how wearing a suit makes you not act like yourself, but how long will your interview be?  30 minutes? maybe an hour? I think you can fake it til you make it for an hour.  I have to wear a suit to work 3-5 days a week- it is just a part of being professional.  I know you are also concerned about your knee- maybe get some panty hose?  That would cover up the scar a lot.  Good luck!! 

    Post # 46
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    This skirt is longer than the pencil skirt I usually wear on interviews.  I don’t love it, and probably wouldn’t wear it but that’s not because I think it’s unprofessional.

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