(Closed) Spinoff – Professional bees: Pants or skirt to an interview?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which do you prefer for a professional interview?
    Pants : (22 votes)
    30 %
    Skirt : (23 votes)
    32 %
    They're equally polished : (26 votes)
    36 %
    Gorilla suit : (0 votes)
    I like cheese : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Depends on the interview. Probably a skirt though. I think it is just a tad more conservative than wearing pants. 

    Post # 4
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate

    I like to wear a skirt, only because I feel more like a lady.  I feel like I look manly wearing a pant suit haha.

    Post # 5
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    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would probably feel more polished in a skirt suit but I just got done writing in the pantyhose post that pant suits are more comfortable so that’s what I wear.

    I think I read somewhere that women in pantsuits subconsciously come off as more authoritative and give off a slightly better go-getter vibe.

    Post # 6
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I always wear a skirt and hose as I feel more confident in them (and,know I have nice legs).

    Post # 7
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    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I alternate depending on my mood for the day. I like them both equally.

    Post # 8
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Pantsuits all the way.  I’m more comfortable, more relaxed, and feel more confident. 

    Post # 9
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    640 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Personally, I am more comfortable in pants than a skirt and so I wear pants. I think they are both professional, but it is just what you are comfortable in and will help you to be calm,confident and collected at your interview.

    Post # 10
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    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I work in a very conservative field (the legal field is still very conservative).  Although I wear pant suits almost all the time to work, I would say I have probably never interviewed in anything but a skirt suit for a legal position.  I may have worn a pant suit to some of the retail job interviews I had before I went to law school, I can’t remember, but I feel like I probably didn’t wear skirts to those.  And, I’ve always been told – hose with the skirt.

    Oh, and CLOSED-TOED shoes.  Never, ever wear open or peep toe, especially if you’re wearing hose!  It’s unprofessional AND a fashion faux pas (did I spell that right?). 

    Post # 11
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    1446 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I just wore pants to an interview for a corporate job and I got the position. It depends on the suit I guess and which looks more professional/tailored.

    Post # 12
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think either are fine.  I tend to wear skirt suits to almost everything, since it’s easier for me to purchase skirt suits.  I’m quite tall and have very long legs.

    ETA: I work in a fairly “conservative” environment as well.  Finance/banking.

    Post # 13
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    5787 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I work in a very conservative industry so I wear skirt suits, I prefer how they look anyway.

    Post # 14
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    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think both are equally appropriate for interviews with all but the most conservative employers.  I have only been on one interview where I felt it was imperative to wear a skirt suit.

    Post # 16
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    4313 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Pantsuit for 1st interview.  If I make it or need a 2nd, then I will wear a skirt.

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