- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I’d go with a skirt and some tall black pumps (assuming the suit is black or grey)–I’m in the communications industry (first worked in publishing, now libraries) if that makes a difference.
Pant suit, totally agree.
I believe either would be fine – it matters more that the suit be well-tailored and conservative.
Only wear the skirt if it’s knee length and has a relatively plain/straight cut. I always cringe when I see the little short, ruffled skirts paired with suit jackets. Definitely not for an interview.
I’d go with the pants. Just because I always get runs in my stockings. I swear I’ve got razor legs or something.
In law, I’ve heard that a lot of employers still prefer women to interview in traditional skirt suits, which turns my stomach a bit, but apparently that is considered more formal. I’d say black, grey, or navy, and with a traditional straight or pencil cut skirt.
I would suggest a skirt suit. It is still considered the consverative traditional female dress. Just make sure to wear nylons with them and closed toe shoes.
conservative = skirt IMO
ditto on the skirt suit being more conservative. Knee length, no suggestive slits, and should not be too tight.
I’m in law and I’ve always been told to interview in a skirt suit. One of my professors once told a story that she lost a major case, and afterwards she polled the jury to find out what went wrong. One older man spoke up and said “I couldn’t take you seriously because you were wearing pants.” She said that even though she found it very offensive, she never risked it and wore pants to court ever again. I’ve always gone skirt suits personally.
Jersey – that is an amazing story
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