Business Professional Attire for Women
Generally, business professional attire is most appropriate. Unless a candidate is absolutely sure that a workplace adopts a more casual attire every day of the week, interviewees should give the impression that they are buttoned-up professionals. When in doubt whether business professional, business casual, or smart casual is appropriate: still aim for business professional. For women, this includes but is not limited to:
- Suit in black, navy, or dark grey
- Blouse and dress pants
- Black dress and black tights
- Blouse and skirt just above or below the knee
With any variation of these styles, professional women should also consider fit and color. Clothing that is too tight, baggy, or bright and flashy gives a bad impression and can be distracting to the interviewer. In a strict business professional setting, black, navy, and dark grey give the best impression. Women who feel more confident when they are able to express themselves through fashion can incorporate color with muted tones, such as blush pink, through the blouse or tasteful jewelry.