(Closed) OT: But job interview clothes, do you generally wear a skirt (as part

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Pants, always!  But I work in a male-dominated field… it really works against me to look too “feminine”.

Post # 4
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it matters. I would wear either a pant suit or a skirt suit, whichever you are more comfortable with.

Post # 5
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A skirt is a little more conservative (when it’s part of a suit), so it depends where you’re applying. In almost all cases, it won’t matter.

Post # 6
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think it really matters per se, but skirts can be risky. Depending on how conservative or trendy the company is that you’re interviewing with, you have to be careful that the skirt is the right length and that you’re wearing the right shade of pantyhose with it. Basically, it leaves too much room for error imo. I’d go with pants.

Post # 7
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve always worn pants.  I bought my first skirt-suit since I got my current job (bought a matching blazer/pant/skirt so I could wear the suit either way) and I’ve actually never ever worn it.

Post # 8
123 posts
Blushing bee

I’d go with pant suit just in case. I’d say it depends on what kind of industry you’re interviewing for, but generally, it’s safe to wear nicely fitted pant suit. 

Post # 9
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Pants for the first interview.  Skirt suit if you score 2nd interview.

Post # 10
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I work in recruiting and it doesn’t matter as long as your are professional.  Go with whatever makes you feel most confident and comfortable.  Also dress for your industry,  if its traditional like a lawyer go with black or blue and white shirt.  If its creative ad director think color or even a cardigan vs a suit jacket.

ETA: I never wear pants.  I just don’t feel as confident in pants as I do skirts.  Obviously others on here have said otherwise which goes to show, either are fine

Post # 11
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Agree with the others – pants are the safer option.  You don’t want to stick out for your style, your legs, your scent or your shoes in a job interview – you want to stick out for personality, education, background, enthusiasm, etc. 

Post # 12
1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I generally wear skirts, but I’m more comfortable in them.

I don’t think it’s a huge deal, but SOME people (not anywhere near all) do have biases one way or another.

I did speech and debate in high school, and a lot of older judges seemed to think that it was more “appropriate” for girls to wear skirts rather than pants, but they rarely made that a deciding factor in their scoring.

Of course, other people view skirts as being too feminine, less authoritative, etc. No matter what you do, some people are going to have their opinions. You can’t win ’em all.

In the end, I don’t think it matters all that much, really. People are going to remember your comfort level far more than your attire.

Post # 13
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Skirt, always. 

I think it does depend on your field. I am also in a male dominated field (law), but its generally expected of women to wear skirts (sexist, yes) because its more traditional.

Post # 14
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wear a suit dress, if you know what I mean.

Post # 15
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m also in law.  I was told that skirts are more appropriate, and I think that is true.  But, I have worn both to job interviews, so I’m not sure how much it matters.

Post # 16
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Prior to a few months ago, I only ever owned suits with skirts (never pants).  So every interview I’ve ever had, every job fair I’ve attended, etc have all been in suit skirts.

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