(Closed) Wearing pantyhose to a job interview

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@MrsBot:  I’d wear them because they just have a classic look to them, although I don’t really have a solid brand recommendation.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never worn them to a job interview and wouldn’t feel comfortable doing so. In my field, daily wear is business casual, so I look sharp in a suit even without pantyhose. You should always try to be the best dressed person there for your interview, so if the job requires wearing panyhose or wearing a suit daily, then I’d wear them.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do women still wear pantyhose? Is this really the expectation? I have not worn them (in the summer) in years. 

Sorry, I would not wear them unless you feel like you absolutely must. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I only wear them to job interviews. Ok thats a lie. I wear sheer ones to job interviews and colored ones in the fall (arts field, other people wear them too). I wear them *if* I care about the job and its going to pay well and I think they might expect it. For “business casual” I don’t bother.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Better to aim on the “safe” side in this situation, than come up short…

So ya, I’d wear ’em.

You can use the opportunity while at the company to check out what others are wearing (the unofficial dress code) and then if you get the job, you know what is the norm etc.

Good Luck with the Interview !!

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Ms. Martian:  I just get so bored with sheer plain ones. So I have to psych myself up to wear them. Which means the job better be good. Unfortunately I’ve interviewed for quite a few jobs this summer that did not meet the pantyhose criteria. The last one I wore pantyhose for I got offered the job, but at a way lower salary than I had anticipated (I blame my fresh undergrad graduate status not the pantyhose).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Always for me. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I lived and worked in Japan for two years, and it’s pretty inappropriate for women NOT to wear them in a business/office setting, at least in the rural area I lived in. A lot of women even wear them under pants! Not so fun during the sweltering summers Embarassed Now I’m so used to them that I feel weird without them when I wear a skirt, haha.

For a job interview, I’d say err on the conservative side and wear them.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I ABSOLUTELY would!! Unless it’s an interview for a creative job where your personal style is part of the criteria – model, Creative Director, Stylist, then wear them.  It is better to be over dressed for an interview than underdressed.  But keep in mind that I work in Corporate America for a Fortune 500 Company. A female mentor of mine told me, I would much rather be remembered for my brains than my legs, when in doubt dress for the job you want, not the one you have. I thought that was good advice to live by.  I hope that helps you and best wishes!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow I’ve never worn them. But I usually wear pants to interviews. I’ve worn colored tights to work as well, but my field is more casual.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i would definitely wear them to an interview!!  i buy leggs in 5 packs at the grocery store and they’re pretty much disposal.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s a genrational thing. My mom is shocked by non panty hose wearing self. I don’t have that much women in my office, but the vast majority of us younger ladies only wear pantyhouse in the fall or winter. But I guess to be on the safe side Iwould wear it to the interview, just in case you run into someome who thinks they are professional.

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